It is starting to warm up here, like it is supposed to be high 80’s this weekend! So now that the weather is warming it was time to do some spring-cleaning.
I started with the closet in the bedroom and that is about all I got to yesterday so I still have the front closet, the bathroom closet and the dresser and desk. But at least the pantry and the bedroom closet are both done! :]
So while I was spring-cleaning I found two long sleeve shirts I had picked up at Walmart with the intention of using them to layer with other shirts but the v-neck of the shirts I bought did not match up with the other ones so it did not work out how I intended.
So instead of donating a brand new $5 shirt I decided to cut it up and use it as the shirt I wear for my Race for the Cure, even though I know I will get a shirt, I wanted my own!
I started with a square of pink fabric that I fused to some interfacing. I then drew out the ribbon, multiple times… but I did end up with a shape I liked after the like fifth drawing…. Oh well.
So I turned the shirt inside out and sewed the wrong side of the top layer to the right side of the fabric in the shape of the ribbon.
I cut away the extra interfacing and was left with a ribbon.
I then turned the shirt right side out and cut away the t-shirt fabric that was in my sewn area to reveal my pink ribbon.
Now I could of left the reverse applique just like that but I decided to make my long sleeve tee into a cute racer back tank.
I laid it on the bed and cut off the sleeves by following the curve of the seams.
I then cut the seam of the collar keeping the “v” shape. I then mimicked the “v” onto the back of the shirt.
I took a strip of the sleeve and made t-shirt yarn…. Pull it tight and it will roll and become a string. I tied a knot around the back bottom of the “v” and made a square knot up the shirt just enough so I could see the swirl. You can just tie knots I just wanted to do the square knot.
And then you are done and have a cute racer back to wear while you run and sweat and raise money for the cure!
So what have you upcycled this week?