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« on: September 26, 2005 04:05:20 PM »

So I worked at this catering place for the last 3 years and FINALLY quit, and got a hot new job.

But now I have a closet full of old dress shirts (some with various stains- red wine, gravy, chocolate cake etc)
None of them are a flattering fit, so I wouldn't keep them...and they've been worn to work for a long time so they aren't in tip top shape.

I'm going to make cuffs out of the ....cuffs! haha But I dont know what to do with the rest of them?

There's maybe 10 in total?

Any ideas would be awesome!

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2005 11:43:16 AM »

You could...
    replace the buttons with cooler buttons then use fabric paint and draw something cool over the stained bits (if there was one you wanted to keep)
    use them for scrap rags
    test out sewing stitches or painting on them
    dye them with Rit and make curtains or pillows
    throw 'em away and move on as a way of marking this transition in your life

That's all I can think of!
     
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2005 11:57:35 AM »

  • Harvest the buttons for later use and embroider on the material. 
  • Remove the collars and attach them to t-shirts as part of a recon project.
  • Ditto for sleeves.

... if more ideas come to me later, I'll post 'em...


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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005 03:52:24 PM »

Im not sure how well this would work, but if you could somehow tesselate them so they sort of fit together nicely and sewed them all up, they would make a really funky curtain or wall haniging....you could paint or dye them and add bits of ribbon and beads and stuff first, if you had a contrasting colour wall it could look really funky...or have each of them separate and on wire hangers or something, all hung up in a row....ok maybe not ALL but like...5? that would look cool...I'd do it if i had a bunch of spare shirts Cheesy
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