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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Playing catch-up

Hi all,

I've been out of the loop for a little over two weeks now, and finally have internet access! So, I thought I'd catch up on a couple of quick and easy refashions I've done since being back in MI.

The first is a no-sew refashion of this hand-me-down t-shirt from my sis-in-love. She and my brother both attended UofM and I'll sport a shirt with my beloved state's name on it anytime :). However, I don't wear many t-shirts (unless its solid gray, white, or black) and quickly got to cutting this one up. Sans sleeves and collar, I trimmed up the collar as close to the seam as possible and then tied it around the center back to give my new top a racerback.
Now I've got a new workout top to throw on when the really hot days of summer roll around.

This next one I made just before coming to Michigan. I took this thrifted men's shirt that had some discoloration in the white stripes on the sleeves...
And using my reversible mini, made myself a striped skirt. I washed it, and lo and behold it discolored more and much much worse :-/. So, I threw it in my suitcase and while here, put it in a dye bath. I wanted more of an ombre effect, but that didn't work out so is only slightly lighter at the bottom than at the top. However, it totally covered up the discoloration and made this skirt wearable, which was the goal!
 I wore it with my favorite gray t-shirt yesterday for a day playing with my son and nieces.

To see more, you can check out my catch-up post over on my blog. That's that for now, but I went thrifting while here and found a few pieces to refashion, so hopefully I can spend some time with them this weekend ;). Loved going back through all of the posts you all have been sharing lately, and just have to say you all are awesome!!! Keep it up :)


1 comment:

Elizabeth Hill said...

I can't decide which is my favorite, so I'll pick both. Very nicely done!

- Elizabeth, EOD
aka The Hungry Octopus