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« on: March 09, 2013 07:55:10 PM »

Hello!  So, I am on the Fashion Detox (http://thefashiondetox.wordpress.com/)until May and I am not allowed to purchase new fashion items.  However, that doesn't mean I can't make them! So, inspired by Randimae's post (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296439.0#axzz2MywUlQim)  on making a skirt from used t-shirts, I set out to make my own.

My husband has a bunch of t-shirts that he's washed once, and they fit funny, so they hang in his closet.  In the interest of space and recycling, I decided to claim them as my own!

While I liked Randimae's haphazard skirt, I was pretty sure I wasn't going to be able to pull that off.  Plus, I like them to be a certain length.  I made a pattern piece by dividing my lower waist measurement by 8, and then going from there.  I cut 8 of the piece, 4 from each shirt.  I only had two, and a tank top for the waistband.  I kind of wish I had three shirts, but, that's life.  I serged the panels up and then whacked a waistband off an old striped tank top.  I haven't finished the bottom yet, and I may not - depends on what happens in the wash.

I also made leg warmers/boot things from an old sweater, because my calves do not fit into legwarmers purchased from a store, but they do, apparently fit into a sweater sleeve.  Can someone explain why the things for my arms are larger than the things for my legs?  :/

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This last pic is the pattern that I used and the leftover scraps.

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013 03:54:37 AM »

I really like it - great colors and patterns together. And it is a great idea to go on a fashion detox - it really makes you think over what makes you buy a thing.
- legwarmers: my guess would be, the legwarmers from the store was of a lower quality than the sweater?
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013 07:36:55 AM »

I love it! It makes me want to raid my son's closet. He has the BEST shirts, but it would take many since he is only 7 and I am nowhere near petite!
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013 09:06:40 AM »

 I love this ghilie! 
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2013 09:09:59 AM »

Taramoor - you're probably right about the quality, although they were about equal in price.  Go figure, huh!

Thanks for the nice comments!
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2013 11:54:59 AM »

Great job upcycling these disappointing T-shirts that get too small after the first wash.
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013 02:59:37 PM »

I love it! I have been wanting to make one from my hubby's shirts but can't make up my mind on the color combos/style. I could always make a couple..
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