Project Recycled Results: Week 2

I hate to say goodbye to anyone. It stinks, just flat out stinks!

Sadly this week we are saying goodbye to Zoe from Scout's Stitches :(  Look forward to her exit interview on Wednesday.

I want to congratulate Michka from Michka's Creative Solutions on winning the T-shirt challenge!

Spy name = Michka

Everyone fell in love with her petal skirt and she will be putting together a tutorial for it up on her blog shortly. Until then enjoy this mini tut on how to make your very own petal skirt:

T-Shirt to Petal Skirt

I'll have the full tutorial on my blog next week (after voting is done).

  1. I made a petal template from a cereal box and cut out 10 petals out of each color (10 white, 10 black).  I sewed the white and black petals together (right sides), clipped the curves, turned right side out, ironed, and sewed a decorative top-stitch.
  2. I thought the neck opening would be the perfect size for the top of the skirt (for my daughter), and the neck already had the perfect casing needed to slip elastic through to ensure a good fit.
  3. I arranged the petals evenly around the skirt (from the neck opening) and sewed them on.  
  4. I used the black sleeves to add modesty underneath the petals.
  5. From the limited scraps I had left I was still able to wrap a headband (although I forgot to photograph) and cut out 3 & 4" circles (from the white t-shirts) to make flowers.

I think a certain young lady is pleased with how it turned out :).