Well, thanks to a bunch of lovely blogging ladies, I found some great tutorials on turning your plain jane shirts into lovely shirts. My first attempt was to turn my $2.50 long sleeved shirt into a cardigan. My inspiration came from here and here. Not bad if I do say so myself.
In case you are wondering, every shirt I bought, I bought in duplicate so that I could have more jersey to work with.
This one I knew I had to do when I saw this tutorial!
These are just the three that I've finished so far. I have three more that I have to do yet. I feel just a little bit better about my jeans and t-shirts, now.
In other sewing news... I finally purchased this pattern that has been on my wishlist for quite sometime. I am making one as a present and so I figured I had better do a practice one first. Besides, it was time for a new purse for spring. This is "Thelma's Day Out" by Janelle Wind. Love the design! The pattern... well, let's just say that it should've been classified as a tutorial and not a pattern, but I love the final result and that's what matters. I had this lovely bag out already and have had lots of compliments including "I was going to ask you where you bought your bag and then remembered that you were a crafty person and probably made it." Soooo flattering!
And finally, I made this ruffle apron a long time ago, but hardly ever used it because it was only a half apron. I made the most mess on my shirts and so I need to use bib aprons for them to be of any use. So, I added a little ruffle bib and voila! my fun 'new' apron.