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Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice! Trash-to-Treasure Holiday Shirts Pt. 3

November 24, 2010

Third up in our series of holiday wear created from shirts found in the closet or at thrift sores: an elf shrug made by yours truly.

Anyone who has kept up with the blog lately may have noticed I have a penchant for pink. It's one of my very favorite colors, and I love that is has become increasingly included in holiday designs of all kinds. So naturally,  my first thought when thinking about this project was that I wanted to make something pink and a little silly. The rest kind of fell into place from there.


This shrug was super easy. I started with a fleece sweatshirt that I loved but was painfully unflattering. Then I cut a shrug out of it. I ended up reducing the size of the shrug by creating a seam at the back and eliminating several inches of width from the garment.

The ruffles are made of crinkle chiffon. I opted to leave the edges raw to give a shabby chic vibe to the project.

The edging is made from bias-cut strips of red and white striped quilting fabric.

And to finish everything off, a small fleece pointsettia pin. This is a simple item made using basic shapes I cut from fleece and then layered together. It's just a free-hand affair, easy peasy!

Tune in next week for yet another staff shirt as we continue to celebrate the holidays and creativity!

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Really, really, cute and festive!!! white tee, jeans, boots.. too cute! send it over!

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