Wednesday, July 11, 2012

T-Shirt Upcycle....

I was working on one of my cleaning projects when I came across three woman's 1X T-shirts in shades of blue. I remembered I had put them aside for one of those Pinterest ideas. Well, it didn't take me long to ditch the cleaning project in favor of a creative project. I also figured out I had a more useful, modest  plan for Missy  than what I had seen on  Pinterest . And we made quick work of those T-shirts.

What do you think?

The sleeves were suppose to be 3/4 length.... close, right?  The leggings are the long sleeves of the T sewn to an old pair of bike shorts. I ruffled strips of the lightest colored T to dress it up a bit. Now days no one finishes the edges of anything, but I managed to used finished edges on everything without doing them myself  except on the ruffles. The hardest part was fitting the sleeves in those very large holes. Every time I tried to close up the gap I ended with puckers on the skirt sides. It's still not perfect. But close enough.  I could have ironed it.... but I'm not going to. It's a T-shirt, after all!

Missy likes it.

It was a quick project..

7 comments:

momof4boys said...

Looks great!

Bethany said...

That is really cute!

heatherruark said...

How adorable is this t-shirt outfit?! Wow she looks darling!

Oldqueen44 said...

Very clever.

C Dawn's bucket said...

so cute!

Adelheid said...

Very cute! I like the finished edges! :) I'm missing my long lost sisters alot to. Guess they're pretty busy down in texas.

Mama D’s Dozen said...

Adorable!

For many of us . . . this would not be a "quick" project.

Great job!


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