Thursday, September 16, 2010

To keep or not to keep, that is the question

I've been trying to weed out my closet recently. Actually, to be honest, I'm a bit of a clothes horse. (To which I'm referring to my obsession with collecting clothing which at times might border on excessive. None of it is excessively expensive, I just can't justify that, but the quantity could be interpreted as excessive to be sure. And I can't seem to throw things away. And I'm not proud of it. Which is why I want to weed out the closet. Especially if I haven't worn items in over a year.) Anyway, I came across an olive green t-shirt that I've worn frequently over the years. It is soft, comfortable, and well worn. I noticed as I was inspecting it to decide whether or not to add it to "the pile" that it had a big stain on the front. Drat! Guess it goes...

But wait! I decided to keep it and try a t-shirt refashion I've been seeing so much of this past year. I cut out tulle circles, several of varying sizes, and pinned groups of them together assymetrically close to the neck and up towards the right shoulder. Then I cut strips of satin and sewed a straight stitch down each strip gathering the strips and pinning them to the shirt over the tulle clusters. It looked something like this:

I sewed the cream colored satin posies in place over the tulle circle clusters. It didn't take very long. It still needed something so I stitched some beads in the center of each posie. Pretty cute! Drat! Guess it stays...

I'll have to find something else in the closet to add to "the pile".


  1. Soooooooooooooooooo.... cute! Of course, I may be a little bit prejudiced...