Missy's dress for Easter was sleeveless (do they even make short sleeved?!) and we all know you can't wear a dress like with our spring weather without covering up a bit. So, I had looked for a shrug to match and while I found a couple that might work I couldn't bear to spend more money for it and nothing was really what I envisioned (which is most always the case). If I could design clothes/home decor and sew I'd have everything just as I dream it to be. But alas, I'll just continue to dream. Instead I found a great website that has tutorials on re-purposing clothes and she had instructions on making a shrug out of a t-shirt. I showed it to my Mom and she had found a cute teal t-shirt for $5 with ruffles and bought it and then whipped it into a shrug.
It looked so perfect and was just as I had envisioned. There are so many projects from Make It and Love It that I want to do and they don't all look very difficult either so maybe one of these days I'll get my Mom to help me.
|It helps to start with a cute t-shirt. We decided to keep the ruffles in front although the tutorial cut them off.|
|Finished shrug. I love it! It closes at the top with a button but Missy kept taking it off and on.|