Monday, February 4, 2013

Clothing Crafts

I have a category on Pinterest set up as clothing crafts.  Which is a little crazy since I really don't sew.  I mean, I know how, I suppose.  But, I don't have much patience and I'll never sew as well as my mother so...

Anyway, last weekend I was feeling especially crafty and pulled out my old black Singer Featherweight sewing machine.  I set up the antique machine right in front of my computer monitor so I could scan Pinterest while sewing.  It was really pretty interesting seeing the old and new next to each other.

I decided I wanted to try to make something out of t-shirts.  I looked in our give aways, and asked hubby if he had any old t-shirts and found 3 red shirts.  I made this skirt.  It is a fine line between cute and a hot mess.
First, I sewed 2 shirts together to get the length I wanted.  Then, I cut the other shirts into strips, and started sewing them on.  I cut without worrying about measuring and I sewed mostly straight but no pins or anything.  At the end, I had to had a few extra strips to cover up sewing lines.  The ruffles are cute but very random and not hemmed.  Then, I made a casing in the top, put in some elastic, and wore it to teach in the next day.

But, wait there's more.  I was on a roll.  So, I decided to rip apart an old boxy bulky pullover sweater.  I cut it down the front, cut off the mock turtleneck, and cut the sleeves to my elbows.  Then, I hemmed everything.  I didn't know how it would work being a knitted sweater.  I haven't washed it yet but it lasted through a day of wearing it.  Last of all, I held it together with an antique broach.


  1. I think you did an awesome job! I have my sewing machine next to my computer so I can do the exact same thing.

  2. I just wore my red skirt again yesterday. I always get compliments. It's sassy and comfy at the same time.