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T-shirt Refashion – My Little Pony Princess Celestia T-shirt

Princess Celestia t-shirt

Pink t-shirt with Princess Celestia that says Royal Beauty

T-shirt before

So I was in the little girl’s section of Wal-mart and saw this shirt on clearance for $4, and since it had one of my favorite characters on it, I bought it even though I could guess it would be a little small. It was a Girls XL 14/16, and while I like form-fitting t-shirts, it was a little bit too tight. But I knew I could fix it, so I did…

  • Pattern:  none
  • Fabric:  Thin cotton t-shirts
  • Notions:  Thread
  • Time to complete:  4 hours?
  • Make again:  Sure, next time I have a shirt that’s too small.
  • Total cost: $4 shirt at Wal-mart and a free shirt from my dad = $4

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Lime Green Tutu!

2012-12 Green Tutu 02So I started making this tutu back in October of 2012, with plans of finishing it in time for Halloween. I was probably about 75% done by the time Halloween rolled around, but I did complete it before the end of the year  (it’s just taken me a while to actually post it). I made it from green tulle by the yard and using Simplicity 2067 as the pattern.

  • Pattern:  Simplicity 2067
  • Fabric:  6 1/4 yards of tulle, 3/8 yard polyester “satinette” for yoke
  • Notions:  elastic
  • Time to complete: I would guess I worked about 3 hours at a time over 3 different days?
  • Make again:  Probably? I technically made another skirt from this same pattern
  • Total cost: I think I paid about $6 for the tulle, $1/yd for the yoke and ~$1 for the elastic, so I’m going to say $7.50

So tutus definitely aren’t the most practical clothing item, but I love wearing this. It’s so fun and bright, and I usually get lots of compliments/attention from people when I wear it in public.

Gathering all the tulle to fit the yoke was tedious, but I think it was worth it. I’m glad I was able to use my mother’s rotary cutting blade to cut out the pieces though! Scissors would have made it taken much longer, but I’ve never really enjoyed cutting out pattern pieces.