Two things I love (along with those I'm related to and that cute guy I married) are anything with a bird on it and everything vintage. Hang around my blog very long and I'll prove it to ya.
I've managed to do both for this post. Twice.
If I were being graded on my ability to feed my fetish I'd have a 4.0 GPA for sure.
First, there's the baby diaper set I made for my sweet nephew's expected baby boy. I used a vintage pattern, recycled mens dress shirts, and a cute little bird applique. A+, since I'm grading myself...
Then, there's my new apron with, yes, a bird on it. The fabric is awesome. It looks vintage but isn't. I found it on the remnant table at Hancock's for $5 a yard and loved it so much I haven't wanted to cut into it. I think I'll give myself another A+ just for being brave enough to take a whack at it.
Tips for Upcycling Clothes
- Go with the flow. Use the details already there. It'll add character without the work.
- Use spray fabric sizing before sewing. The extra body makes it easier to sew and the fabric has a nice, crisp finish.
- Double check all buttons to make sure they are secure, especially when making children's clothes.
A friend of my daughter's shared this YouTube video with me. It's just too stupid (and funny) not to pass along...
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