Friday, 29 June 2012

Repair * Reuse * Recycle

I purchased six used T-shirts for $0.50 each at the local charity shop. Grand total $3.00.... no tax.   There was a pink one, a blue one, a brown one, a stripey one and two black ones.

These T-shirts were beyond Repair, and definitely beyond Reuse, so the only action left is to Recycle.

After some strategic cutting and sewing, I have a new summer dress. The text says "Here comes treble" under the treble clef.... musical joke! Yes I know it's backwards.... it's mirror writing!

The pattern is from Linda McPhee.... Canadian sewing guru and pattern expert and star of Canadian TV sewing show (which I've never seen as I don't get that channel).

Sorry about the blurry photo. That's what happens when I try to use the camera and look into a mirror at the same time.

Update: Hilary awarded me one of her coveted POTW recommendations for this post... Woohoo!  Thanks, Hilary.

24 comments:

Anns Art said...

This is a brilliant re-use project. In fact I am totally green with envy that you are able to recycle t-shirts like this and make such a great dress out of them. Clever you....obviously it's the Devon Link that makes you so clever.

Beverly said...

That is great! Very clever!

Hilary said...

Clever you, Shammie. What a cool idea.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

How inventive is that? You Are Amazing! Well Done, my dear!

Noriko said...

I love it !!! no one would ever know that these are recycled t-shirts... clever !!!

stardust said...

How creative! You look nice in the new dress, I can imagine without seeing your face. I can’t hold a camera steady with one hand even if it’s a compact camera, but you did it.

Yoko

Anonymous said...

I've always said you are a very clever lady. Now you've proven me right. Chelsea's mom

☆sapphire said...

The new summer dress looks really great! I love the color combination of it. The pink in it is lovely! You are so talented!!

Thank you so much for your visit to my blog the other day.

Ash said...

What a great idea! Well-done!

The Next Chapter said...

Amazing dress - I love it.

Dave said...

Well done Shammickite. You have a good artistic talent - Dave

sonia a. mascaro said...

You are very creative, Shammickite!
I liked it!

Xtreme English said...

LOVE the dress! who would even guess what you made it from? Bet it's comfy as well as stylish!

Ginnie said...

Aren't you a clever Ms. Smarty Pants! I declare. That's fun, Sham!

madretz said...

That's fantastic! It's super cute and must be comfy too since it's t-shirt material. You're so clever!

TexWisGirl said...

too slick! congrats on your POTW!

Maggie May said...

What a wonderful idea. I really do like the finished product.
Congratulations on Hilary's POTW.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Tabor said...

Congrats on your post of the week. Really nice dress and it looks so comfortable.

CiCi said...

Great idea. I will have to check out your blog often now if you are going to be giving such great hints.

Congrats on POTW. You deserve it.

Rock Chef said...

Hm, I play bass guitar - I am now wondering what phrase could go with the bass clef!

photowannabe said...

Congratulations Shammi.
You deserve the award from Hilary.
How clever!
I really like your dress.
What a fashion statement.

Stacey said...

I like the dress! Very nice! Thanks for still following my blog. I'm still around just have been quite busy! Good to see you are still doing well!

Vancouver Voyeur said...

How talented! It looks great. I can't even sew a straight line.

Stacey said...

That is a great dress! Do you sell them in the Etsy store? I love the treble cleff addition.