Threadbare Apron – Adorable

apron photo - 2I must say I LOVE to re-purpose things.  So when I saw this adorable apron made from a dress shirt, it was love at first sight.  This was really fast and extremely simple to create.  Just cut the sleeves and back off.  Turn down the sides  and stitch.  Then fashion ties from parts of the shirt or ribbon.  The one pictured is the one I made for my daughter.  Traditionally they are constructed from men’s dress shirts, but this one I made from a women’s dress shirt.  Love, Love, Love it!!!!

 

Threadbare Shirts – New for Fall

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Brown Paisley Shirt

Threadbare Shirt – Beautiful Brown Paisley Shirt – Soon available at The Twisted Vine. Brown T-shirt with paisley embellishments. This one is a size Large.

Threadbare Fall Skirt

New Fall Skirts made from recycled t-shirts. What a great way to recycle clothing. This skirt is made from several t-shirts that I found at thrift stores. I love the colors (I’m really a green and blue kind of girl).

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Black and Grey Skirt

The green and brown skirt would be great with brown boots and a brown jacket. And I’m a real fan of the black and gray skirt.  Love it with black tights.  I really enjoy creating clothes for a more curvy girl, both of these skirts are in the 18-20 size range.

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Threadbare Skirt from recycled T-Shirts

A Pinterest Favorite

A Pinterest FavoriteWhen my daughter got married we really wanted to do things our selves.  So we decided that for the centerpieces at the reception we would use jars, not just mason jars but old pickle jars and jelly jars, basically anything made from clear glass on the tables with tea light candles and loose pink daisies.  I went to a local craft store in Pittsburgh and found wire ribbon and made the bows for the jars.  We loved the outcome, it was simple and elegant.  However we all know how important the picture is and thanks to Simply Southern Photography , and Lisa Miller, we had a GREAT picture of the arrangement.  About 6 months ago I thought, “this is such a good idea, I should post it on Pinterest”.  It has been re-pinned by many users over the last 6 months (over 100 times and growing) and now I want to share it with all of you.  Sometimes it is the simplest ideas that turn out to be the most beautiful.

 

Threadbare – What’s in a name anyway?

While contemplating what I should name my handmade recycled clothing, (I can’t use recycle, that would be too easy and not nearly as inventive enough), I pulled up the thesaurus on my i pad and began typing.  I came across a few words – reclaim, rescue (not bad), salvation, etc, then my totally brilliant better half, aka, my husband Jeff said, “What about deliverance?”  DELIVERANCE!!!!, why that’s just perfect, a southern woman’s handmade clothes named deliverance, that’s a bad southern joke just waiting to happen, I can hear the banjos in the background now.   No, No deliverance will never work.  Some how through all my searches using different words, I cam across “Threadbare”, now that’s a name I can get used to.  It describes the concept completely as the thread shows on the outside of the clothing.  So stay tuned everyone, we’ll be uploading pictures of the clothes real soon!

Here we go…

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