There’s nothing like a good upcycling/recycling project: good for the wardrobe, good for the environment, good for the soul. Everyone wins, hehe. So, over the week-end, I picked up an old Bonds Tee of Mr A’s and turned it into this:
Not a bad way to recycle an old tee, I reckon. For the neckbands, I used some scraps of yellow interlock knit fabric, leftover from making one of my maternity dresses. Total cost of the tee: $0.
The pattern is from the Little One Layette by Fishstick Designs. Easy to follow, clear instructions, and pretty quick to make (especially if using an overlocker).
I love how this tee-shirt turned out. It’s all tiny and cute and I love that neckline’s style for babywear; very easy to put on and off. The monkey on the front was done using a stamp and ink pad I got from my sister at Christmas. It didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped. I think next time I’ll buy some fabric paint to use with the stamps, it should show better than the ink pad.
I’ll definitely make more of these. They’re cute, cheap, easy and quick to make. And Little Dude seems to like his Monkey T. Besides, I still have a lot of old t-shirts waiting to get a new life…