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Thursday, October 21, 2010

T-shirt to Shrug

Did you happen to catch this tutorial from Brassy Apple a while back on U-Create? I absolutely fell in love with it and immediately started searching for the perfect t-shirt to cut apart. My girls are super big into the graphic tees theses days so I was having a hard time finding one I was willing to sacrifice, until today that is!

The school 3 of my girls attend sent home very cute school t-shirts a few weeks ago. The only problem was that the smallest size they had was a 6-8, my 4 yr old swims in a 4T! My first thought was to turn it into a dress, needless to say, life happened and that didn't. Today was her field trip to the pumpkin  patch and they were supposed to wear these shirts. I put it on her and looked at her drowning in knit and remembered this fantastic tutorial!

Because it is her "school shirt" I didn't want to cut it completely apart. Instead, I cut it across the back just below the bottom of her rib cage{didn't want to cut off any of those generous sponsors!}, still made the tails in front, but only cut them half way up the front so I could tie them in a knot.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             



 It was still short enough to wear as a shrug over a tank top, and still left the name of the school in tact. The fabric rolls back on itself so there is NO SEWING. And, she is no longer looking like she wore her nightgown to school.  


 My little "Pumpkins" were adorable in there matching hair roses made from the extra fabric. I cut various sized circles, stacked them on top of each other biggest to smallest and stitched them together adding a button on top. I glued two onto aligator clips. Stitched the third onto and elastic band.                                                                      


Awesome tutorial, amazing idea! Really quick and easy-we got so many compliments on it and how cute it was. So go, find a t-shirt and start cutting.



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