Yes, you read right! I am using some of that fabric I’ve been making! Well, just a little piece, but still it’s a start.
I found this cool linen shirt when I was thrift shopping. I usually don’t like to buy linen since it never
behaves looks like I think it should, but this one was so special.
What caught my eye were all of the beads dangling down. Way too cute and just $3. I couldn’t believe when I saw the original price tag that was still on the garment. It had never been worn!
$62! I can’t believe anyone would pay $62 for this shirt even with all of these beads. However, $3 is another story.
I thought it needed just a little touch me – a small piece of my fabric. Remember this screenprinted piece?
I cut a piece and sewed it to my thrift shirt. And here it is!
And a closeup.
Love it! It’s neat to be able to add my personal touch to a recycled ready-made garment.
This reminded me of years ago when I pieced log cabin blocks and added them to the neck of sweatshirts. Back then I gave some of them for Christmas presents. I found this one in my closet the other day while I was looking for something else to wear to a Christmas party. I used to love to wear this one, but haven’t for at least 20 years ago when I made them in mass.
I’ve come to the conclusion that since I probably will
never not make any clothing for myself, I can add my fabric creations to existing garments. If they are thrift finds, that is even better. And that really works for me.