Continuing with working through my refashioning pile (see Monday’s post for info on that--items needing an update are falling out of my linen closet on me), I took a stained green shirt and added some embellishment that is boy-worthy.
I’ve seen a few DIY argyle clothing items for boys. This one (from Melly Sews) and this one (from Ashley at Make it and Love It) were specifics that came to mind when I sewed this quick project onto a hand-me-down green shirt that was the victim of some staining.
But nothing a few diamonds couldn’t cover.
I didn't bother to use a pattern for the diamonds so they turned out looking more like kites. Also, the first set of stitches didn't result in an argyle pattern. I should have reviewed my inspiration pieces and noted that argyle lines go the whole way through the center of the diamonds. Oh well.
I still like it. And my three-year-old, who was the original owner of the shirt, also likes it. I might have to make one for him b/c he is a bit jealous his younger brother will be wearing this green one.
The original shirt. With stains.
I cut nine diamonds (or kite shapes) and placed them on the shirt, making sure my placement covered the stains.
I carefully pinned them on.
Then I stitched around each diamond twice.
I did a chevron pattern at first.
Then I realized that it wasn't exactly argyle. Nor was it perfectly even. (How would you mark fabric to do this more evenly?)
Then I went back and sewed more lines that actually cross!
Other refashions I have done:
30 Minute Skirt Tutorial
Tank Top from Scraps
Refashioning with Shirring
Upcycled Striped Tank
Refashioning Pants into Maternity Shorts, Part 1
Refashioning Pants into Maternity Shorts, Part 2
Maternity Skirt Refashioned from Men's Pants
Maternity Capris Refashioned from Pants
Banded Bottom Shirt Refashion
Ruched Side Shirt with Flowers
Button Sleeve Shirt