- It's small and tidy.
- It's run by a church and they WASH everything that comes in before it gets put onto the racks.
- The prices are good.
I have developed this odd fear of cutting into--or lately even purchasing--thrifted clothes to make into new pieces. I spend so much time daydreaming, sketching and obsessing on Pinterest, but then when I get to the store, I freeze like a deer in headlights.
|Yes, like this ... only without all that stuff on my head. Image credit|
Finally, I managed to pick out three shirts that I thought would work together. Here they are:
I was hoping to use them in this order--pink on top, then the brown patterned shirt and then the ivory. But when I started looking more closely I realized a few things.
- Apparently, I'm half blind as the cream-colored shirt was stained in several areas with yellow. Also, it was too big to work with the other two tops unless I wanted to do a lot of extra cutting/sewing to reduce it's girth (I didn't).
- Though I liked the pink shirt's neckline better, it looked really cute as an accent around the waist.
Here's the finished top. I think I'm in love!
|Front (it says, "Anderson's Coffee Camp") and I added a handmade t-shirt flower for fun.|
|Back of shirt|
I love the flower accent. It might be too much pattern going on, but I couldn't resist.
What have you been sewing lately? Please share a link to your most recent or favorite upcycling/sewing project.