Friday, October 22, 2010

Marguerite's Angel Shirt Shall Rise Again

Children and stains. No matter how "careful" (I'm not careful at all) you are, spots still manage to sneak in and place themselves permanently on almost-new clothes. They're like an inevitability, lol... Anyway, to avoid being wasteful, I thought I'd just cover up those stains with something. So far, I've tried appliqués, embroidery and dyeing and they all worked. My most recent project involved appliqués. Marguerite has this cute Tshirt with wings on the back that she loves (it's not new, but she's not done with it yet... naturally, she pretends to fly whenever she wears it) and it has several gray spatters on it. I'm not the neatest person out there, but I do prefer that my daughter not wear stained clothes (doesn't mean I don't let her wear stained clothes because I totally do-- at home).

The crochet hook is actually pointing at a stain. I'm not sure if you could see that.

After the appliqués:

Chip thinks I should have added turquoise, but I'll try it simple this time. It's easy enough to just add more if it doesn't work, lol.


Sharkbytes said...

Very cute, and a nice trick to keep an outfit good for going out.

Mylene said...

Made the T-shirt cuter :) Very creative. Good job!

Nikka said...

So cute! Got any close-ups?

Anonymous said...

Very creative and environment friendly way. Such a waste if the shirt is throw away. Anyway, how to prevent children from staining their shirt... it is impossible.

spinninglovelydays said...

@Sharkbytes: Thanks. It was definitely a shirt meant for going out. I'm glad it could still be that after the stains. :)

@Mylene: Thanks! :)

@Nikka: I'll take a picture the next time it surfaces from the laundry. :)

@nooksncorners: Thanks. Stains and children do seem to gravitate to each other, lol

The Darkest Night said...

that's really clever!! the shirt looks great!

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks, Annika! :)