Friday, May 20, 2011

my first upcycle

Hello My dears,

How have you all been doing?

This week has been busy and tiring for me. So much so that last night I had to stop moving around and lay in the bed in pain from my hip all the way down to my ankle. Nothing was helping, it happens as I have a bad hip that i may want to get looked out.

But earlier in the week I did do my first upcycle of a t-shirt that had a couple of oil stains and the shirt didn't fit right. Walmart t-shirt that stretch out weird after washing, which is probably why it was in the back of the closet.

I never did take any pictures of the process that I did for the shirt. There are soo many tutorials out there. I know that Kimbo over at AGAGG. Though I didn't exactly follow any directions. I mostly had something in my head and went with it, which is not something I usually do. STEP OUT OF THAT COMFORT ZONE, Cherie.
First start hacking at the shirt, literally people. Just take a pair of scissors to it. Of course there was a plan and I drew it out first.
Cut the neck out.
Cut off part of the sleeves. I wanted something to go to my elbow.
Pinning my fingers trying to make neat seams all around, sewing, making a few rosettes from the left over sleeves and Voila! The newest cardigan in my collection!

Don't mind the faces... it was a little bright outside!

Whatcha think? Step out of that comfort zone gone wrong or do it again with another shirt. I have many many shirts that have something on them ;-)



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  1. This is adorable!! And good for you for stepping outside your comfort zone. Great job!

  2. Cherie,
    You did a fabulous job! I might just have to try a t-shirt up cycle while the boys are at camp tonight hmmmm, you have got me thinking.

  3. You are amazing! I would love a few of these to wear to work - I love it.

  4. I LOVE it! You did such a great job!!! Looks fantastic!!!

  5. Way to go!!! I LOVE to upcycle things. I never thought of this though I have some t-shirts that this would work with. Thank you for sharing!

    Kadie @ Seven Alive

  6. Love this! Can't wait to make it.

  7. Way to go Cherie! That blue is a great color on you!


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