Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Another Shirt Refashion - with Obi Belt

Here's another one of my shirt refashions that (thankfully) only took two days to complete because I put off other things (dishes, house work) to make it happen.  My husband said "But you just made a shirt!"  Yeah.  So?  Right now he has at least twice as many shirts as I do, and I don't like most of mine!  So I'm taking time to make some shirts (and other clothes) for myself that fit and that I really like. 

Just an aside -- I'm going to start saving up for a coverstitch machine.  It's basically a serger with the added ability to sew a "coverstitch".  It will make working with knits a whole lot easier.

Back to the shirt... here's what I started with.  I loved the print, but definitely not the style of the cut.  Boring!


So I bought a little bit (1/4 yard) of contrasting fabric and turned it in to this --





I think I'm becoming a wee bit obsessed with obi belts. I'll be making a leather one from my stash at some point.

I'll be linking up this project to these great parties--

Monday - Craft o Maniac Monday -- Pink Hippo Party -- Craft Catwalk -- Craftastic Monday -- Amaze Me Monday -- Polly Want 2 Party -- Making the World Cuter Monday -- Tuesday - Get Your Craft On -- Sew Cute Tuesday -- Tip Me Tuesday -- Take a Look Tuesday -- Show Me What Ya Got -- Tuesday Time Out -- Wednesday - Seven Thrity Three -- Wallet-Friendly Wednesday -- Show Off Your Stuff -- Create and Share -- A Crafty Soiree -- Whatever Goes Wednesday -- We Did it Wednesday! -- Your Whims Wednesday -- Thursday - Strut your Stuff Thursday -- Transformation Thursday -- Thrilling Thursday -- Friday - Remodelaholic Friday -- Flaunt it Friday -- Frugal Friday -- Weekend Wander -- Furniture Feature Friday -- Show and Share Day -- Fun with Food Friday -- It's Fun to Craft! -- Tickled Pink Fridays -- Weekend Wrap-up Party -- Catch as Catch Can -- Friday Flair -- Saturday - Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special -- Saturday is Crafty Day -- Let's Get Crafty Saturday -- Sunday - The DIY Showoff Project Parade -- Sunday Showcase Party -- Creative Bloggers Party -- I Heart Naptime


  1. great refashion! So much better then the original!

  2. This is amazing. I did not see this great shirt in what you had to start with. That's a great talent to see what something could be. I wish I had the ability. I'd would totally buy this - it's beautiful.

  3. WOW! I love this! Really great job : )
    Jaimee @

  4. AMAZING job! Have you considered a tutorial? :)

  5. Great transformation! I love the colors and the design!

  6. "But you just made a shirt!" Pshaw! You made a GREAT shirt! Ah husbands, you have to love them! Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. Oh I LOVE this! Great additions with the contrasting fabric. Now you have me intrigued about 'obi belts'!!!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. I love your shirt and the obi belt was the icing of the cake! We love this so much we are featuring it tomorrow! votation starts tomorrow, too. Hope you have a fab weekend!


  9. I love your new shirt! I love the look of obi belts, too.

    Saw you on Homemaker on a Dime's craft blogger party. i'm your newest follower and would love a follow back if you're interested:

  10. The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop has grown for the better because of your participation. Thanks for linking up this great post!

  11. Love what you did with this shirt! So cute!

  12. Catherine, thank you so much for this one. I absolutely love it. It's all in the belt. Will be making a few of these. Such a wonderful idea!


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