Friday, March 15, 2013

Two Things to Do with a Butter Yellow Tee


First, you can cut it off below the armholes, and gather that length onto a smaller piece of pale pink cut from a different shirt in the scrap bin, so it will be a long enough skirt for a little girl. Sew a casing for elastic in the top,


and trim the bottom with matching velvet ribbon and a rosebud from the box of rosebuds you made while sitting with your mother when she was recovering from surgery. There, that's a good skirt for spring.


Then take the rest of the jersey and cut it into four long strips, each an inch wide. Pull them out into jersey ropes. Find a pretty straw bag at the thrift store for $1.00, one with a cheery yellow gingham interior, and cut the ugly vinyl straps out. Make new straps out of your jersey pulls, and give the purse to a girl with a yellow skirt.

10 comments:

Lynn said...

I've recently discovered your blog and just wanted to say that it always makes me smile. Have a great day!

Julian said...

You amaze me on a constant basis! How resourceful and so very cute!
Christina

WendyBee said...

So fresh and happy for Spring! I bet Daisy is twirling in her new skirt, and finding little treasures to stow in her new bag.

Netajane said...

I like your ensemble...and I love your creative narration! Have a great weekend :-)

Sarah : ) www.crumbsundermytable.blogspot.com said...

Such a cute idea! I have some old t-shirts calling my name and just waiting for my little girl to wear them as skirts.

Farrah said...

That looks cute and easy! Enjoy sweet Daisy!

seashoreknits said...

Yellow and Pink!
How happy

Anonymous said...

That "girl with the yellow skirt" is one lucky lady. :o)

Brenda

Lisa said...

Spring is definitely in your part of the world. Ah, me.
Very nice idea with the ribbon on the skirt!

Lisateresa

Ceil Murphy said...

So sweet :)

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