Thursday, April 15, 2010

Flower Shirt

Last night I had some girlfriends over for a "re-fashionista" party. Everyone brought their old shirts, fabric & sewing machines and we worked together to refashion some of our boring clothes. It was my first experience with refashioning, and I'm excited to try my hand at it again.

For my shirt we decided to make a flower and attach it to the top left-hand side of the shirt. I don't know where the flower pattern came from, but it was really cute. (Pam, can you enlighten us with its source?) Here is the final product!

And here is a close-up of the flower. We used brown and pink fabrics that have a little give to them, so as the shirt is washed the petals will curl up and fray a little. Don't you love things that get better with time?

It's nice to get together with friends when refashioning, because they can give you ideas, nix bad ones, and cheer you up when the creative juices just plain dry up! Not that I *personally* experienced that. I'm just sayin'...

Okay, who am I kidding?! The brain train completely derailed and I would have been left in a heap of fabric and tears if not for the help of my friends.

Everyone's projects turned out really cute. (Yes, even the blanket!) I'm excited to see all of them! (nudge, nudge. wink, wink) I'm linking up with :

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Andy Porter said...

That's so cute! I love your color choices and I agree, I love it when things look even better with a little time! Too cute! I should really give it a try! Thanks for linking to Creative Cats this morning!

Kristi Flanagan said...

This turned out soooooo cute! Love it! Thanks for planting your creative seed at Plant a Punkin Seed Party! Come plant again on Friday!

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