Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Fashion Recycling Week: Day 3 (T-shirt to ruffled, ruched tank)

I'm baaaack with my rotary cutter! (Old clothes, you'd better run and hide!)

We're going through fashion recycling projects this week -- which were all completed on Sunday afternoon, actually, so it shows how quick they all are to make!


This was D's Batman T-shirt. I always liked it a lot, but he didn't care either way. He didn't know who or what Batman was until very recently (and he's almost four), so we have yet to hit the Superhero stage.

C has been wearing this T-shirt for a few months now -- usually *ahem* when Darling Husband dresses her -- and while I have no problem with her wearing a boy's shirt, I ... also kind of have a problem with her wearing a boy's shirt. I can't help it! Ruffles are kind of in my DNA.

I cut the sleeves off entirely to make nice, large armholes -- and then folded them inward to make a skinny pocket all the way around the hole, so I could add elastic to "ruche" them in.

I also cut two strips of yellow fabric from my stash, ironed them (whaaaat?), and made a little ruffle along the front and back to girl it up.

Batgirl!

(Alicia Silverstone would totally wear this, right? Thanks.)


Keep checking back this week for more fashion recycling projects!
xo

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