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« on: June 09, 2010 12:34:44 PM »

I have a lot of too small bouses. I tend to be very hard on my clothing. A couple of things I have some ideas of how to remake them into something to love, but most of them I'm at a complete loss. I see a lot of recons for cloths that are too big, but any advice on the too small stuff? I'd be happy with something completely different (Like a pillow, which I plan on doing) I just don't want to throw out some of this fabric!

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2010 01:13:46 AM »

If they are button-up blouses, you could resize them into little shirtdresses for a niece/cousin/friend's child.

You could take the sleeves off, insert a complementary strip of fabric at the side seams and then bias bind the armholes in that same fabric.

Cut them up into squares and make patchwork skirts.

Cut them up and make a quilt.

You could make a couple of purts (shirt-purses) for yourself/gifts:

http://www.threadbanger.com/tb-projects/episode/THR_20100108/how-to-make-a-purt-with-hautestew

The Haute Stew guy also has a tute for making a sleeve-skirt:

http://www.threadbanger.com/tb-projects/episode/THR_20100326/spring-skirt-how-to-threadbanger-projects

There's also a round-up of button-down shirt crafts:

http://www.threadbanger.com/post/8508/weekly-diy-roundup-button-down-shirt-projects
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010 08:53:59 AM »

Thanks a bunch! This is more than I even hoped for Smiley
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