A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  It's time to vote!  Which Craftster member rocked dollar store crafting?  Cast your vote here!
Total Members: 305,653
Currently Running With Scissors:
500 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street  (Read 2935 times)
Tags for this thread: blouse , reconstruction  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

You laugh because Im different, I laugh because your all the same.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1592
Joined: 01-Feb-2010

Eh what, no Im a f@$&ing squirel

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: July 03, 2012 05:07:21 PM »

Ok now that Ive got that song stuck in everyones head  Grin

 The bf and I were going on vacation and at the last minute, the evening before we left, I decided I wanted a new shirt. Anyone who knows me, or actually reads my ramblings knows that I love to make my clothes out of vintage sheets. So out comes my collection of vintage sheets.

I scored big at Goodwill a few weeks ago. Vintage top and bottom Sesame Street sheets from the 70's. Shocked I debated awhile weather or not i would look silly in a shirt covered in Muppets then said "Screw it I LOVE Muppets!"

Oscar the Grouch is my favorite SS character so I made sure he was on the front of the shirt right where everyone can see him.
I love this shirt pattern, 5 pieces and that it, quick, easy, and comfy. We went to Branson and it was over 100 for most of the time we were there so loose and breezy was required.

The back, just to show the different characters and to show there is no freaking Elmo! I dont like Elmo and think they might as we rename SS The Elmo show. I love this sheet though because it had so many classic characters on it, even Twiddle Bugs which I managed to get on the sleeves.

I did have a few issues though. I dont do interfacing, I feel it makes things to stiff, so I always double up things like yokes. While cutting out the yoke I ran out of sheet! what to do?! Pull out a sheet Im not overly fond of and make the inside. You can see the, what I consider ugly, flowered fabric here. While cutting the front yoke I wasnt paying attention and cut a big chunk out of it!! Argh, why is it when your in a hurry things go wroung? So drag the ugly sheet back out and patch.  It patched very well and you cant really see it at all, its right up by the shoulder and who looks at peoples shoulders anyway?

And since shirts dont look right just laying on the bed. We were at the Worlds Largest Toy Museume(which was AMAZING) and the bf made me stand still for a picture. I love Garfield!

This is now one of my favorite shirts and Ive had a TON of people comment on it, even the guy running the toy museum. Thanks for looking and reading my rambaling. C&C welcome.

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6700
Joined: 18-Dec-2009

I'm so squishy!

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012 06:09:36 PM »

I love the shirt, but the collection of Garfields behind you is absolutely amazing too! Grin

http://Pinterest.com/LdybgGrl (my personal pinterest)
http://Pinterest.com/LadybuggirlCrafts (my business pinterest-click on banner in right corner)
I'm on instagram:  ladybuggirlcrafts

You can call me Queen Bee!
Or, Ladybug Girl, if you'd prefer.
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012 06:51:22 PM »

oh what a great thrifty find!
i too hate "the elmo show" but have such fond memories of sesame street from when i was a child!
cute shirt too Smiley

ramblings-- http://friendlyneighborhoodspidermom.blogspot.com/
more stuff--http://www.pinterest.com/spidermom78/
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012 07:33:37 PM »

The shirt is adorable, and you are adorable wearing it.
I really like that pattern, would you mind sharing which one it is?

I love nonsense - it wakes up the brain cells!

   Prewitt Woods
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

You laugh because Im different, I laugh because your all the same.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1592
Joined: 01-Feb-2010

Eh what, no Im a f@$&ing squirel

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012 07:52:01 PM »

I love the shirt, but the collection of Garfields behind you is absolutely amazing too! Grin

yes I loved it too even though it was a small collection comparability. It was much smaller than my own collection http://pinterest.com/pin/102456960242395579/

Offline Offline

Posts: 6401
Joined: 30-Jan-2009

msassive stroke March 18 not right in the head.:(

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012 04:39:42 AM »

Now that is a sweet shirt. Is there a link to instructions? I don't sew well, but this looks like something I may be able to do. You look adorable. Thank you so much for a action shot. I couldn't tell that much 'laying on the bed'.

I have a split personality, because you guys crack me up.  AND The best day I ever had was TODAY!
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5817
Joined: 23-May-2007

Wherever you've been, He's been there

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012 04:10:10 PM »

That looks fantastic. 

Ps I had those sheets as a kid.

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

Currently drowning in the sea called PhD.

Interested in swapping for I-Spy Quilt Squares and Scraps.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1125
Joined: 28-Jul-2008

Slytherin Pride

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2012 11:59:22 AM »

I had those sheets when I was a kid! I wish I had kept all my retro Sesame Street stuff for awesome DIY projects like this!

Like me on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/AquaheartStudios
Follow Me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/LynnAquaheart
I have a blog about all things creative! http://lynnaquaheart.blogspot.com
Offline Offline

Posts: 3199
Joined: 29-Jan-2008

will work for yarn

View Profile
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012 12:37:55 PM »

so awesome, which pattern did you use? or was it a self-draft?!
I have a star trek duvet cover CRYING out to be one of these.
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Queen of Quirky, lover of all things cute and creepy
Offline Offline

Posts: 3932
Joined: 28-Nov-2012

Proudly lets her freak flag fly

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013 02:40:49 AM »

**squeals** SESAME STREET! I love Sesame Street! Oscar is one of my favorites! He's second only to the Count.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
Get the Beauty Scoop at Lipstick.Com
Favorite Primers For Oily Skin
Katy Perry Reveals Awesome Beauty Tips
VF NEWS: The Art Institutes - Fall 2015 - NYFW - Backstage, Runway & Interviews
Rosie Fortescue Behind the Scenes at Her Pretty Polly Shoot
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Reusable Dryer Sheets
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background
Easy Summer Salads

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.