Thursday, October 29, 2009

Repurpose a stained shirt :)

I admit that a lot of my clothes have paint or marker splattered on them. It's just become a part of my wardrobe and I have learned to deal with it! All of my sweats look the same and a lot of my jeans do as well. 

When I was pregnant with my second, I bought a fun long shirt at Old Navy for pretty cheap. It was long sleeves and so comfy, and perfect for being 8+ months pregnant. But sadly, the first day I wore it, my white sharpie splattered all over the belly, and as much as I tried to get it out, it left a big white faded spot on the shirt. I think I still wore it in the house but didnt wear it out.

Even when I got rid of a lot of my maternity clothes this time, I still couldnt part with this one. Yesterday (because its SO beautifully chilly outside for once!) I got it out to wear and saw that crazy stain and decided to cover it on up! I see myself wearing it a lot and now I can wear it OUT of the house too!

I dont have a before picture, but here is an after:
To do this, I cut out my petals, glued them on with some washable fabric glue (I could have also used sewable heat n bond but this was within reach), then stitched around the petals with my buttonhole stitch on the sewing machine. I hand sewed the buttons on and then did the stems and leaves. 

I also made a matching hair accessory:
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Melissa Tresler said...

What a great idea! Looks very nice! Great job on those flowers! You are so stinkin' creative!

The Fisk Family said...

Very pretty! Gotta run with a comfy maternity shirt when you find one, they are few & far between!

devonaz said...

Rebecca you are amazing...that is one very pretty shirt..glad you saved it...thanks for sharing..


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