Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday's Fashion Fallout

Just a quick post between the wonderful power outages we've been having in DC. This shirt was an old standby of mine, kept at home while I was doing my fellowship in DC and then Tennessee. When I actually ironed it (ha!) it was what I usually ended up wearing when I visited Gram when I went home each month. But I'm not a size four anymore and don't expect to be ever again so it's time for this shirt to go.

But because I wore it to visit Gram, this OF COURSE means I can't bear to completely get rid of it! Lessee....how can I repurpose this one? Well, I'm short on spare fabric for my quilting projects right now so this is getting chopped up into quilt fabric.

I repurposed last week's item into rags, this week's item into a quilt. What else have you repuprosed clothes into? I have a feeling I can't keep turning everything into rags or quilts, or I'll end up hoarding those :o)
 
Item 130: A well-loved shirt, worth the money.  A casualty of my eating disorder that hopefully will have a better second life.


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  1. I cut t-shirts at the arm pits and use the bottom for hair wraps. This is great for hair covering or to tie it up after a wash. My grand-daughter uses it for a sarong.

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    1. interesting idea! it's like a terry turban, only not so thick and so good for hot weather. love it!

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  2. There are only so many quilts you can make but it is a great idea to use fabric from items that are special to you.

    Fairy xx

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    1. Good thing so many of my friends are having babies. I can use some of the fabric for all of the baby quilts I have to make!

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  3. I think this quilting idea sounds perfect. It ties you to great memories but eliminates hte original article. A good compromise.

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  4. For really special items, quilting seems like a great thing to so with them as long as you're not keeping every quilt they're a part of. Maybe do a crazy quilt that has just a couple pieces from each item so all those wonderful memories can be in one place. Less special items could be used to make gift bags. T-shirts/tanks can be repurposed into shopping bags.

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    1. oh, I like the shopping bag idea a lot!

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  5. Why do we insist on holding onto clothes we know we'll never wear? I get that this item has special memories for you, but what is my excuse? I like the idea of turning things into rags, but can you bear to use them as you would a rag?

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  6. Is there enough fabric for a decorative table runner or something similar? Or make pieces into art and frame it? Or use a picture of you and your gram, put a piece of the fabric behind a shadow box and prop up on a ledge in your house.

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    1. maybe not with this piece, though I could do a pieced table runner. Love it! What a great idea!

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