The Upcycle Circle
My MIL had a box of clothing she was giving away, so... I raided it! Then I had a magical idea. Here are seven shirts I pulled. For each shirt I upcycle I will use the remnants of a different shirt to finish or embellish it.
Enter.... THE UPCYCLE CIRCLE!!! So, for each shirt I will use the remnants of the shirt to it's right! Going around in a circle!!! Are you ready? We will start with....
These. I sorta know what I want to do with the white one, so I cut it up as pictured and placed it's extras on the pink shirt.
Then I cut the pretty trim off the neck and the hem of the bottom from the pink shirt and set them aside to help refashion the next shirt. I also cut a line from the neck to the bottom over on the right side. (Hard to see... sorry...)
I then rounded the edges of the longer slit.
(Sorry about the weird pic here...) I then did a Lettuce Edge around every edge on the shirt. To do this I stretched the fabric as I fed it through on a zig zag stitch machine.
See... Creates a Lettuce patterned ruffle on all the edges and semi finishes them! Now you can see the outline of the cutting better to since I used a contrasting thread.
Then I did the same Lettuce Ruffle on ONE side of all my extras from the other shirt. One of the sleeve pieces I threaded on the none ruffled edge and pulled to make a flower.
The long white extra I pinned like so and sewed down.
Then I had sewed the flower with a matching button on the one side.
I created a partial flower with the other. I left the loop so....
When I sewed it to the opposite side I could loop it over the other to close the cardigan!
It's a little looser in the waist than I wanted, but... I can fix that later if it bugs me to much! I love my new spring cardigan!
Total Cost: FREE
Pink shirt: MiL's Giveaway stash
White remnants: MiL's Giveaway stash