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Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

02 September 2015

New Beginnings

I forgot to take before pictures, but last weekend I did this:


Before we moved, Denise & I each had sizable giveaway stacks for the local thrift stores. I rummaged through hers, as is my wont, and rescued a couple of shirts I thought would be great for doing one of those t-shirt makeovers I'm always seeing on Pinterest. The orange and white stripey thing is one of hers that I stole.

The green skirt was a workout shirt Chadwick got late last year that he only used once or twice, at most. He gained weight after his surgery in November so he had to go up a size in workout clothes, but was only able to start working out again gradually, so I really don't know if he ever wore it. That being the case, it wasn't one I was interested in putting into his t-shirt quilt (which I still don't have, but I'll definitely share as soon as I do). Anyway, since it's wicking material it's nice and soft.

I haven't worn this in public yet. Not sure if I'm brave enough. Although I suppose if I'm not, it was a bit of a waste to assemble it.

I have a couple of other things I'm planning to make from old shirts, which I'll post as they're done. This one was fairly straightforward--cut, then sew--but the next one will take a bit more planning. And I'll try to remember to take before pictures.

Have you ever remade old things into new things? How did it turn out?

5 comments:

Courtney said...

I think it's amazing!
I tried to make a gown to wear when I was in the hospital having Soren, but it didn't work out very well.
I'm hoping my next up-cycle of jeans into an artist case for my baby sister turns out as polished as your dress!

Courtney said...

I think it's amazing!
I tried to make a gown to wear when I was in the hospital having Soren, but it didn't work out very well.
I'm hoping my next up-cycle of jeans into an artist case for my baby sister turns out as polished as your dress!

Jenni at talking hairdryer said...

I have a skirt (that I bought from a company in your town) that someone else made from a tshirt. It'snonenof my summer favs.

I have made pillow cases out of chambray button down shirts.

Bubba took a class in 8th grade called "Recycled Art". I don't have much from that class. He has lots of talents, but Art isn't one:) You get put in all kinds of crazy classes when you're the new kid.

Su Wilcox said...

Courtney: I like jeans into an artist case. That sounds fun.

Jenni: Poor Bubba. Hope he wasn't traumatized! And it's okay to say the name of my town. I think I may have given it away a few times. :)

J E Oneil said...

It came out great! You've got some nice talent fixing things up :)