Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Going green: upcycled t-shirt to a recycling dress

You know why I love Old Navy? They have the brightest colors in the biggest sizes and they clearance things for VERY cheap. I got each of these shirts for $1.00 a piece.
I used fabric from the light green, dark green and white shirts to make this little number:

I used this screen printing technique to make the plaid for the skirt, and this transfer paper technique for the logo.

We love you planet Earth. :)

Mod podge shoes

Yup, homemade shoes. I am either really cheap, really crazy or really bored. Maybe a little of all 3. The best part is after it was all said and done I only spent about $2.25 per shoe! And you thought my hubby was going to be mad at me for buying 5 new pairs of shoes, ha! Not at that price! I found the shoes on clearance at Wal-Mart for $1.00 per pair and I used some cute fabric and outdoor mod podge. It turned out to be a pretty simple project and they are surprisingly comfy and durable. I followed this awesome tutorial you can find here.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Upcycled T-shirt to little dress

I had this really cute t-shirt that just didn't fit me right, so I decided to "upcycle" it and make a little dress. Sorry, I forgot to get a before picture of the t-shirt.

You have to understand, I am one of those people that keeps clothes for WAY too long so it was pretty big of me to give this one up. My husband tried to implement a rule that I have to get rid of it if i don't wear it for a whole year, but I just can't follow it. But hey, this one looks cuter on her anyways.

I used this 90 min shirt tutorial but adapted it into a dress.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Pack-Man Dress

I found this T-shirt on clearance at Old Navy for $1.00. And turned it into this:
I started with this 90 min. shirt technique (changing it to a dress, obviously) and used this transfer paper technique and this gathered pockets technique.

I thought it was funny that she wouldn't put down the video game controller for a picture.

So sad that she will probably never even know who Pac-Man is!