Sunday, June 6, 2010

Frumpalump no more: T-shirt refashion

Everyone else is doing it!  I thought I might as well give it a try too...I cut up one of my t-shirts and made it into something cute!

Inspired by this little girl's stained-shirt-turned-adorable-shrug, I ran upstairs and grabbed this from the recesses of my dresser drawer:
Boring, frumpy, boxy.  I can't even wear this thing anymore without feeling 15 years older than I really am.  Speaking of which, let's not talk about that. 

So, some cutting, sewing, ruffling, tweaking....I think the hardest part of this was trying to get a picture of myself in the mirror.  How in the world do people do that? 
the Brassy Apple sleeves...she is so awesome

And whoever out there shared the secret of making ruffles without a ruffling foot...I don't remember where I read that, but THANK YOU whoever you are!  Turn the tension up all the way, make the stitch length as long as possible, and there's your ruffle.  That is just pure gold! 

I still don't care for sewing knits.  But I could get used to it.


  1. Love it!!! great job!

    refashioning tee shirts can be so addiciting ;)
    thanks for stopping by my fabric wall art tutorial!

    I'd love it if you shared your photo of your tee in the Brassy Apple flickr group!

  2. Very cute, and the pics of you are perfect, too! Thanks for the tip about the ruffles, I was wondering the best way. I can always count on a blogger somewhere to answer my biggest questions!!
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  3. That is super cute, love the ruffles!

  4. very cute. love the refashion!

    MAKE MY STYLE MONDAY link party going on now!
    check it out and link up!

  5. Are you kidding me....that is from a t-shirt? I LOVE it!! And I love the hair, too. I know that may seem crazy, but I always loved your hair when it was "crazy" pulled back with a band or scarf on:) Can't wait to see you!!