Ever since I have known my friend Erin, I have been hiding a little secret. Shhhhhhhh—I am jealous of her amazing talents. (Don’t tell her.) She is a crazy good seamstress, but in addition to that, she also has an eye for looking at something that most people would throw out, and finding a way to give it a second life. The thing she is most famous for is her entertainment center repurposing. It’s nothing short of genius, and this idea has turned her little blog into a blog with TONS of followers! (I may or may not have been the one who submitted her blog to the blog that got her off the ground—without her knowing!) She also takes old clothes and makes them into things for herself or her daughter.
I don’t have any old entertainment centers lying around, but I DO have a bunch of shirts that have shrunk enough that they are too short for me to wear, yet still in great shape. They were in the Goodwill pile, but after seeing Erin’s t-shirt transformations, I thought it would be cool to reincarnate them as shirts for my girls. I wasn’t confident enough to try it on my own, so yesterday, I tricked Erin into coming over and helping me figure it out. I forgot to take a before picture, but just imagine a plain old short sleeved women’s V-neck t-shirt. And here is the after picture:
It actually wasn’t too hard, and now that I know how to do it, hopefully I’ll be brave enough to try one on my own. Kendall loves it and thinks it’s so cool that it used to be MINE! Total cost? FREE! (Thanks for the help, encouragement, and letting me use your elastic thread, Erin!)