Monday, November 5, 2012

Knock it Off - a girl and a glue gun

I am so thrilled to have Kimbo from a girl and a glue gun here today!  I became acquainted with her when we competed together on Project Run & Play, and I'm so glad I did because she's a super fun, hilarious girl with a ton of great ideas.  And today is no exception...check out this refashion she made..LOVE it!  Take it away, Kimbo!


so excited to be here! i blog over at a girl and a glue gun.....and i love to knock off lots of stuff...so this series is right up my alley!

i was on pinterest and saw this sweatshirt:

and loved it...something about the gray sweatshirt...and the fancy lace.

and i knew it would be an easy refashion


i hit up the thrift store and bought a gray sweatshirt..

and found some lace at walmart for 3.50...which was a good deal seeing how the other lace was about $ 2 a yard.....
needs to be double sided...i mean..each side has the detail....not one straight edge on one side and the other is fancy like.

and then i laid my sweatshirt out like this...
 and snipped off the top of the sleeve
 leaving the collar and wrist alone....

then you just pin the lace to both sides 

then you sew it on (gets a little tricky when you get to the end..but go slow! it can be done!

love it.

(this shirt is actually for me....but the daughter thinks she can fit into my clothes! and about 65 out of 70 pictures she took of me wearing it were blurry....



let's compare
my total cost was $5...with lace leftover for another project. i don't know how much this knock off shirt was (i can't find it for sale on the site anymore...but the cheapest shirt they run is $50...so i think we shall call this a win!!!!

you can come buy anytime and visit me at my blog
thanks for having me heidi!
Kimbo

9 comments:

  1. So pretty Kimbo! I love that lace and sweatshirt look together too. Great knock off!

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  2. How fun! I love lace accents like this... great knock-off!

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  3. These are my favorite kind of projects! It's like instant gratification when you just have to make something. Very cute, and that daughter of yours...oh boy. She's a beauty :)

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  4. It's very pretty-what a great idea. I think I might try stitching the lace to the sleeve and then trim the sweatshirt away between the sewing lines.

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  5. The way the sweatshirt turned out is beautiful! I love it when people get creative like that!

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