September 30, 2009

Recycled Shirts!


I hate putting in zippers, or-heaven forbid-buttons and holes! So one thing I like to do is save the front section of a button up shirt and add it to something else, to save some myself some effort!
Today I used the buttons and cuffs of this old shirt of mine to dress up this shirt of my daughter's....

I cut the button section off, leaving some room for seams on the outer edges....
Whacked off the cuffs and cut the end to make it sleeve-shaped...
Cut off the sleeves of the little shirt, and cut the front in half down the middle...
Pinned the sleeves onto the armholes and sewed them on....
Opened the button section, and pinned to the little shirt, right sides together, making sure that the buttons matched up with the holes, and sewed them on...
And ta-da! A new shirt!

Perfect for eating homemade cookies in!


I think I may take the shoulders in a little. They are a little "football player" on her.

18 comments:

  1. So clever and it turned out adorable!

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  2. It's beautiful! You are so creative! I can't wait to do that as I'm beginning to refashion my clothing! Great idea! I don't do buttons or zippers either! tee hee!

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  3. Adorable! I don't do zippers...or at least they haven't turned out very good, this is a great idea.

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  4. What a great idea! I have bookmarked your blog so I can try something similar!

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  5. Just visiting from SITS... that alteration is Sweet!!

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  6. Oh that is awesome! SO cute! I wish I could do stuff like you!!

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  7. That is Way cute! I also am not a fan of zippers/buttons and button holes. What a fabulous idea to get around doing that! :)

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  8. Now THAT is brilliant! So cute, too. :)

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  9. too cute!! looks like a shirt w/a vest..nicely done!!

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  10. WOW! You'd never know it was the original shirt. What a great idea! She looks so cute!

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  11. I didn't even see this one! I love it! So cute! -Kelsee

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  12. Oh my heavens!!! This is the cutest, most creative idea! I have absolutely got to get onto this wardrobe refashion bandwagon. Just found your blog today via my feed to 'Craft Magazine Daily' and it has to be said that you have got it going on over here. Thanks for sharing all that you do. I am adding you to my 'Google Reader' :)

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  13. Okay, so I am new to your blog and was lookin at the older stuff. Just love this idea. I think I am going to try the button front part with a sweater of mine and the dress that my daughter refuses to wear. If I can figure out how to post a picture, I will. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  14. Great creation. She's a cute little girl. I love all your excellent work

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