Saturday, May 16, 2009

Two t-shirts and an apron...

It sounds like the title of a movie! Doesn't it?

This week I went to the Vintage Fashion and Textile Show. If you are ever in the area the three times a year that they have this show, you should treat yourself. I bought some vintage fabric, kitchen towels, buttons and lace. All the linens were in wonderful shape and the vendors had them all cleaned beautifully. There were even gorgeous French fabrics from the 1800's, and lots of vintage clothing. Need I say anymore? It was fantastic.

I made a couple of quick projects using some of my finds. First up a t-shirt that I added some crochet flowers to. Total cost $1.00.



Next, a t-shirt that I cut a 1 inch strip off the bottom and used the strip to make spider web roses. I zig-zag hemmed the bottom of the shirt for that ruffle effect. I used one of those Hot Pattern videos as a guide. Total cost zero dollars.



Last, an apron made with a vintage kitchen towel and some left over pieces of fabric and lace from other projects. I love how it came together. Total cost $3.00



Here I am playing house in my new outfit!



Have a great weekend!

13 comments:

jessica said...

Great refashions! I've been thinking I need to embellish some tees to round out the summer wardrobe. Thanks for the ideas :-).

Pretty Ditty said...

Love, love, love, the crochet flowers! The apron is super cute.

amanda said...

Love what you did with the t-shirt! I'm sewing to at the moment - English paper piecing can you believe! :D

MadMad said...

Those are great - so fun!

kim said...

I absolutely LOVE those T's!!! They look like something you'd find at Anthro. That show sounds like so much fun. How did I not know about this?! It's only 45 minutes away!

t does wool said...

great tops...love them!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Great job on your refashions. Love the apron it is adorable!

Kate said...

Very cool! I especially love your grey top...did you make the flowers for it? They are so cute!

elliebelle said...

I just love what you are doing with re-fashioning garments! It makes me really want to do some of it too. Great work!

Philigry said...

i am in love with your T-shirts. they came out great!

skeinsherway said...

Oh fun! I'm going to have to try some of those spider web roses! Good thing I have 4 little girls to experiment on/with/for!!

Happy knitting-
ali

Cindy said...

Cool tshirts!! I like your roses too!

Natalia said...

Love the t-shirts! Do you happen to have the pattern for the crochet flowers, I love that there not bulky but still very flower like.