I've been in a shopping mood lately. It doesn't happen often but once in a while I feel a strong urge to buy some new clothes. I normally talk myself out of the shopping trip to avoid spending a ton of money.
Because I've been blessed with hand-me-down clothing from friends and my mama through the years, I rarely "need" anything in the clothing department. Sometimes I just want something different. To satisfy the shopping urge, I decided to look through my own closet to see what pieces could be recycled into a "new" item. These are a few items I altered into new pieces.
|1)I love the fabric but hate the|
way the shirt fits. I feel
like I look like a clown in this shirt.
|2) I unattached the sleeves,|
hemmed around the
arm holes and took in the sides
by 1 inch each to take some
of the bulkiness out of this
blouse. Now I feel good wearing it!
|Next project 1) I cut an ordinary |
t-shirt up the middle of the front.
I then cut the neck band off.
|2) Then I pressed a 1 inch seam up |
the front both sides and around
the neck. I stitched, leaving both ends open to
allow me to thread a string.
|3) Voila! After threading a ribbon through the seam and cinching it up, |
I now have a really cute little jacket!
I'll probably change the ribbon color but other than that, I'm thrilled with the idea!
Thanks, Cut Out and Keep for the great idea!
|And a white blouse that I love but have|
stopped wearing due to a tear
in the left shoulder
made a great pairing with an old t-shirt.
|4) I took the salvaged ties from |
the white blouse and
strung old buttons that
were my grandmothers.
In this photo I have the belt
up under my
|In this photo I'm wearing the |
belt at my waist.
|This garment is long enough I |
could probably wear it as a summer