Saturday, April 13, 2019

Cardinal Refashion

It has been said that if you see a Cardinal it is a sign that a loved one who has passed has come to watch over you. I never really thought much of this old tale because I have always seen Cardinals around just like you see a Robin or Sparrow. This all changed when my grandpa died and a Cardinal showed up in my backyard. My husband and I have lived in our house 3 years and haven’t seen a Cardinal until my grandpa died. I truly believe that this Cardinal is him watching over me. You may think it is a coincidence but I do not.
Since then I have had a special place for Cardinals in my heart. So, when I found a shirt with Cardinals on it at the thrift store, I HAD to pick it up!
Here I have a special refashion that is close to my heart.
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Cardinal shirt 🙂
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A lace shirt
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I began by carefully removing the lace sleeves from the top of the shirt. I let nothing go to waste so I cut up the bottom part of this shirt to use as rags!
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I put the Cardinal shirt onto my dress form and placed the lace top ontop of the Cardinal shirt. I pinned that and sewed them together on the front and back. I left the armpit area unsewn at this point because I needed to take the Cardinal shirt in at the sides.
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I took the Cardinal shirt it at the sides. Sewed it up!
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Trimmed the excess off with my Pinking shears.
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Once the sides were taken in I sewed the lace to the under arms.
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Once the lace was all sewn onto the Cardinal shirt I cut the top of the Cardinal shirt and the sleeves off. Leaving just the lace top and lace sleeves.
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Soaking up the last of the snow for the Spring!
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Like my headband? I made it with a scrap of a dress and some ribbon.
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This may well be my most favorite refashion yet!
Happy Refashioning!!!

Check out my stash of refashions on my blog!

2 comments:

I Can Work With That said...

This is really cute and I love the new sleeves. It looks more modern and flattering.
Chickie

whatthesew said...

Lovely combination