Saturday, July 26, 2008

Care for Some More Trash Talk?

My last post was all about my discovery of Trashion and the inspiration/diversion it has provided for me lately. How about some more pictures??

Couple weeks ago my sister sent me a link to a very cute upcycled t-shirt dress that she wanted for her daughter. I suggested that she wait & the two of us try to tackle the project together. Next thing I know, I've got my old t-shirt drawer open and I'm cutting up my old favorite cotton tees. What fun!

Here's the beginning shots. I purchased a second hand tank dress in approximately my nieces size to serve as my guide.


Here are the additional t-shirts pre-cutting:


Ta-Daaaa! Final dress. And, I can hardly believe that it FIT! Didn't get a picture with Little Miss in it though, darn-it!


The big discovery is that I learned how to join two knit fabrics - kindof tricky - and my machine has just the right stitch. So, yeah, there will be more of these over the years....


In other Trashion News...someone contacted me via etsy and complimented me on my fruits, veggies and other plushie creations. She challenged me to make her an Apricot - for her husband who grew up on an Apricot orchard. The most important task was finding just the right color. Apricot isn't really easy. Its not orange. Its not peach. It is Apricot. I had to purchase an Apricot to make sure that I got it right:


Here's how they ended up:


I paired the Apricot hued jean with some perfectly golden corduroy to give these guys a sun kissed look. Both my etsy customer and I were very happy with the result! Click here for more pictures of....Brandy, Goldrich and Bert!

It really is fun creating and sharing. So thanks for indulging me. xo

12 comments:

walternatives said...

That dress ROCKS! And the apricot challenge? You are amazing, my creative friend! I am so proud of you. Mucho, mucho! Time flies when we're doing what we love, yes? I spent a good chunk of this afternoon doing the same - one of my best works yet, but you'll have to wait until September for the reveal.

Keep it up, Trashion Diva! xo back at you.

Kayce said...

Cute dress! The apricots are so sweet! ;)

OH MY #6 said...

so sweet!

Lea
xo

kris said...

you totally ROCK. i am loving that dress and the apricots!

Anonymous said...

I am confused. You happened to have a green shirt in your drawer that was 2T?? Or did you sew it up to fit a 2 year old?? Very hip either way!!!

IRENA

You Know Where You Are With said...

So, how do you feel about parrots? Plush ones, that is?


LOVELY apricots...and dress. I'm digging that stitch.

Cavatica said...

I love the dress. So cool!

Shannon said...

You are amazing!!! Cool dress and your three apricots look yummilicious!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Love the dress... I am sure you are so proud of yourself with the work you are doing... excellent...

rubyiscoming said...

U. R. Amazing!!!!

Jen said...

LOVIN' the t-shirt dress!!!! When can I have one made for Ms. Amara my so-close-to-terrible-2 princess? I think you're on to something grand here. I love having you as my so talented and creative friend :)

FDChief said...

Very clever. You appear to be forging a career here...