My daughter got a nice pair of floral jeans from grandma lately and I wanted her to wear them right away.
But when I was trying to find a shirt that matched these cute floral pants, only an old fuchsia shirt with this tiny discoloration was the best choice...and the tiny discoloration, though tiny, was right smack in the middle of it.
|Tiny but annoying discoloration.|
What to do?! Upcycle!
I had some felt fabric on-hand so I decided to make a flower cut-out out of the felt to sew it on, right where the discoloration was.
First, I had my daughter put on the shirt, got my sewing chalk and marked the center of the shirt (that's when I realized the discoloration was slightly off-center. It pays to check and re-check!).
Then I snipped a 2”x 2” square out of purple felt fabric. From the square, I drew a flower with a pen and cut it up. I drew a circle onto the fuchsia felt fabric and stuck it onto the center of the purple flower cut-out.
With my beginner skillz, I stitched up the circumference of the fuchsia circle to sew the whole flower onto the shirt. Then I secured the tips of each purple petal with a knot.
Here's a close-up of the stitching and knot on each petal:
And this is what it looks like on the underside:
|A bit sloppy but I'm glad it can't be seen when she's wearing it.|
So tada, old fuchsia shirt looks brand new again!
What about you - what would you do to upcycle a shirt? = )