Friday, May 13, 2011

Upcycled Thursday....on Friday.

I was ready to post this yesterday. Blogger, however, was not. They had some major problems on their end and bloggers across the world had to wait 20+ hours to log on. Oh well. Much worse things have happened. So here it is a day late:
This is the shirt I started with this week. Frumpy x 10. To start, I took it in on the sides. You can do this easily by putting on a shirt inside out and having a friend or significant other pin the side seams to where you want it to fit. Carefully take off the shirt and sew along the pins. If you have an overlock machine, you can clean up the edges. If not, trim off the excess fabric with fabric shears
For the sleeves, I cut off ugly the sleeves about mid arm length. I made new cuffs out of the fabric I removed. Make sire to measure your arm. Nothing more embarrassing then making a shirt you can't get your arms into. Not that I've ever done that of course. Moving on....
Sleeve secret: Making sleeves that are cut at an angle create an illusion that makes your waist look smaller. See how skinny I look! It's all an illusion. I ate a big fat burrito before these pictures. 
Now it's time to celebrate:
1. This post survived.
2. It's Friday and Mason's coming home from work early.
3. I made an ugly shirt cute.
4. I didn't eat candy for breakfast.


Lippylash said...

That shirt with the belt is super cute!!

Trisha said...

LOVE it! "Frumpy x10" for the original shirt is right! I wouldn't have given it 2 seconds of thought, but you made it super cute! Well done, as usual!

kendal croix. said...

that shirt is just darling.

ChiccaStyle said...

Adorable shirt!!!

Heather said...

wow! this turned out so great! I admire your creativity so much! it takes a special person to be able to see potential where others can't! the color is lovely too!

-Heather from

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