So I live around the East Lansing area and MSU is big here, I mean BIG! But I’m still a Michigan girl at heart. But when I kept having these ideas for up-cycled dresses in my head, I KNEW that sports themed ones would be BIG hits around here because of our big rivals from sports. So I ordered some fabric, had a few shirts that I had found and made this SUPER cute Michigan State recycled dress made with black and white polka dots! Didn’t it turn out just adorable!
This was a size 2T/3T and I had my friend’s little model try it on for me to make sure the sizing from the pattern was correct. It turned out amazing and doesn’t she look so cute! She’s repping her school with pride with that big ol’ grin!
So I’ll be making a TON more of these in the upcoming months, I just got a bunch more fabric and a lot more shirts to use! I can’t wait to show them off. If you’d be interested in one, go to my Etsy page or my Facebook page and message me! If you have a shirt you’d like me to use, you can send it to me and a custom up-cycled dress can be made for you.
This is the summer of thrift shopping!! We LOVE going to Goodwill and other thrift stores to see what we can find! My mom is/has always been a bargain shopper, sorting through racks of clothes, we always had great things at the stores on clearance and sale! Saving money is key since I was laid off in December, so just finding cool things at the store is a great thing!! As Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are singing in “Thrift Shop”, it quickly became a favorite song of my oldest son. But now it’s our theme song for the summer. We are making UpCycled/Recycled Shirts Scarves! 🙂 What a better way to give a shirt a new life!! With the help of my mom we are selling them on my Etsy Shop.
We can use any knit shirts to make them! If you have some old shirts from your college days, or your local high school and you’d love another way to show them off, perfect way to do so!! You can send us your old shirts and we can turn them into a scarf!
I can’t wait to go to a Detroit Tiger’s game and ROCK my new scarf!! Too bad it’s mid-summer and I’d be dying of heat right now! 🙂 But come fall, I’m ready!