New t-shirt from old t-shirts

TshirtHello there, readers and I do apologize for not posting more often. I have been creating lots of things the last two months but have not taken the time to take pictures and write up descriptions!
This is one of my new favorites – a new t-shirt in a flattering fit, made from old t-shirts! I used Butterick pattern 5084 and made several modifications. I shortened the sleeve to a cap sleeve and I cut all the pattern pieces from old t-shirts I had lying around waiting for a worthy project. The green trim is made from a mountain bike race t-shirt that is very special to me, it is from the Wild 100 I did 4 years back. However, the t-shirt was wildly unflattering and uncomfy, even for a t-shirt. I have hardly worn it so I am so happy to have it be part of something I will probably wear a lot! Check out the photostream for more pics of this and all the other newer projects. Please comment with any questions about how it was made, I’ll be happy to answer.

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One response to “New t-shirt from old t-shirts

  1. I think it is very cool that you can sew a memory into something you will wear and enjoy often! Especially when the racing shirt didn’t fit or flatter, but was important for a special reason. You are very crafty. Your great-grandmother (my Dad’s mom) was a person who made her own patterns, crafted things from what she had, sewed beautiful designer fashions for her daughter, from newspaper patterns she made herself; and constantly improved her home environment with her painting and sewing, needlepoint, etc. She always had a craft in her hands when she sat down in her parlor. She made coats for me when I was a little girl.

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