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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

T-Shirt to Cardigan Refashion Take 2

I just barely squeezed this one in on time for Crafty Tuesday. It was a slow week and lazy weekend for me. I did manage to make favors for Harper's birthday party on Friday, but that will have to wait until next week.

I found two of the same shirts in different sizes at Target on clearance. I usually like to refashion with thrifted or items headed to Goodwill, but I couldn't pass up this deal. I have had this idea in mind for awhile and was waiting for the perfect t-shirts. These were super lightweight so I knew they would be perfect for summer.
This is what I was going for. Anthropologie is my go to site for inspiration.

anthro cardigan


I did take photos so I will post a tutorial some time this week. From start to finish it took me about an hour and that was taking time to photograph each step.

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The cardigan can be worn open for a casual breezy look.

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Or pinned to the side for a more structured look. I think it would look cute with a belt like this one. It's on my to-do list. I even have all the supplies.

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It turned out a little longer than I would have liked, but I wanted to use the existing hemline and the base shirt was a XXL.

This week was mostly spent thinking about things I could or should make. I have started doodling ideas in a notebook that I carry with me. I am hoping this helps me to actually make these ideas a reality. I think part of the problem is I read way too many inspiring blogs. There are so many talented ladies out there in blogland. The other problem is of course time. I am trying really hard to focus on one small project at a time. Thinking about all of the things I want to do or need to do makes me just shut down and do nothing at all. Which is no good.

Since I am obviously chatty today I wanted to share a couple of links with you. I recently came across this blog called New Dress A Day. She is refashioning thrift store finds every day for a year and only spending $ 1 a day. How cool is that? I don't think I could pull off half the outfits she comes up with, but it is still inspirational.

I am sure many of you read the Angry Chicken blog so you probably have already seen this, but for those that didn't I thought I would share. This site allows you to turn your blog into a book (or books). Of course it would cost me about $114 just to compile my first year of blogging, but you can also download it as a pdf. I am seriously considering doing this. It might even motivate me to blog more.

So what blogs inspire or sites you?

Happy Crafty Tuesday everyone!!!

3 comments:

Stacy said...

Very cute, Jen! I love browsing Anthropologie, too. So many cute things that you can make for a pittance of their prices.

I have thought about printing out my blog, too, but that would me going back and redoing all the pictures that are wacked in the first few years and I just don't have time for that. Maybe I could do the last few years?? Pricey though. :/

J-ROK said...

Love that cardigan! Especially the drapey neck. Humbly impressed, only SLIGHTLY motivated ;) ~the Lazy Green Mama

www.lazygreenmama.weebly.com

carrie said...

THat is great! I adore Anthro...and for just a few dollars to have something so very cool. I can't wait for the tutorial.

Jamie did my first year of my blog through Blurb and it was much cheaper and (he claims!) pretty easy to do. I love my book, it is so fun to go back and read through...and I have a hard copy...God forbid.

I love the New Dress A Day site, too!

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