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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Crew Cuts inspired tshirts!

Coming from a family of ten kids, my mom taught me well about being frugal.  When I was young, I never really knew any different.  I just thought it was all the norm.  Now as an adult, I am very frugal.  It's hard for me to spend a lot of money on just about anything...especially if I can make it myself!

Remember these?
I went back to Hobby Lobby and got more of that stretchy ruffled ribbon on a roll for $1.50 and dressed up some more tshirts.  I am bound and determined to make some cute things my older daughter will wear.  She's going into the jeans and tshirt phase and all of my cute handmade clothes I've made her are collecting dust in her closet!  GASP!

So here are a couple of tees that I came up with after scouring the Crew Cuts website for some ideas.

All you need is a tshirt, your sewing machine, and this "stretchy ruffled ribbon".


Pin the ribbon onto the tshirt and sew it down!

VOILA!




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20 comments:

Heather said...

Those turned out really cute!

Anj said...

Hey,
Thanks ever so much for the cute comment on my blog.

I'm freaking out over these shirts though! I totally have that stretchy ribbon and I'm going to give it a whirl! (What would I do without Hobby Lobby)? Thanks for the inspiration!!!
Love your blog!

Gay Vaughan said...

Cute Andrea!! Your girls always look darling in your outfits. I have been there, done that whole "growing out of Moms cute stuff" phase. When they are teens you just have to focus on accessories...bags and such, but these tees are great! Thanks for linking again.
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Stacey at Living by Faith said...

Super cute as always!! I understand about the jeans and tshirt phase. We are well into that one with our oldest. It's sad isn't it?!

Lynette said...

Wow...amazing what a little bit of ribbon can do to a plain shirt...very well done.

Sophia's Mom said...

Very cute!
Please tell me that you glued that ribbon on so that I can pretend there is hope for me.

And thanks so much for visiting me on my SITS day! I'm your newest follower and I hope you'll stop by again soon.

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Everyday Mom Ideas said...

I love what you've done with those T's

Mrsblogalot said...

So Adorable!!!

Christina Lee said...

CUTE--and it reminded me to click on your etsy site-- too cute flips. I need to talk to you about rosettes and tees (and when you can make me one) ;-)

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

How cute! I have learned to become frugal myself. I actually enjoy finding ways to spend less! It makes me happy. You inspire with your awesome projects!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

You are so talented and your girls are SO SUPER lucky!

I must learn how to sew.

Heidi said...

Very fun!! I could totally see these ruffles in fun/funky color combos going vertical to hint of a little tuxedo shirt too!

Tales from the Williamson's Trails said...

WOW!! Good job!! T-shirts and jeans can be so cool now.

Melissa B. said...

Oh, you are so crafty! A lovely new Spring T, just in time for bluebonnet season, oui?

Andrea said...

cute, cute, cute!!

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness...how adorable! You did a fabulous job!

scrapwordsmom said...

Super cute idea!! Stopping by from SITS!!!

Leslie

Alyssa said...

How adorable! I dread the age when my daughter will have to wear "a certain thing" or have a "certain look"...there's one shop around here that carries what I call slutty looking clothes. Okay, they're not really slutty, but they make little girls look like they're trying to look older...fortunately Lil Bits is too young to care, but I hear in elementary school...I AM NOT READY!

Life with Kaishon said...

They look awesome! I agree! I think it is very wise to be thrifty! You are teaching your daughter valuable lessons!

Holly said...

Super cute T's! I wish my daughter would wear these...she is in a monkey phase right now. I prefer ruffles!