24 June 2008

I think this is the coolest shirt ever. I love the print, I love the trim, I love the whole cut of the thing.


The only problem is: It's freaking HUGE. I bought it when I was preggers and quite a bit bigger all around and now I have no use for it. What's a girl to do?


Make it into something better of course!

Voila! One naptime later, I have a brand new bag!

The inside pocket: Using some of that nice elastic.


And bra-like straps turned into purse straps.


Yay! I can have my shirt and keep it, too. Well, kind of. I can do more than look at it hanging in my closet.

10 comments:

Regis said...

Extremely creative, Bravo!

Allison Fouse said...

Way cute! I never had any maternity clothing that I thought was cute enough to keep the second time around. I still have some stuff, but it's all super comfy laze around the house and don't go outside with it on stuff. =) Love the bag - such a great idea. Did you have a pattern?

elizabeth said...

No pattern, I just faked it. I'm a big faker when it comes to crafting.

Bee Handmade Stuff. said...

Tres clever, Elizabeth! I love it! You never fail to amaze me.

Cheryl A said...

What a great conversion.
Don't you hate how so many of the shirts you see these days in the regular stores remind you of maternity clothes?

Amy said...

That turned out way cute!

Azzy said...

So creative and again, I look up to you with all of it!!! I showed Alissa your other bag the other day when she picked up Landon... You are our creative genious, and have also become the go to gal in the family when preparing / decorating for a party.

sarahmurray said...

You are such a smartie pants! It turned out sooooo cute. x

Blogging Molly said...

love it! especially the adjustable straps. way to repurpose.

g said...

I wish I had your sewing skills & cleverness - the bag is so cute & I agree that fabric is terrific. I see so many summer shirts that have great prints but I'm just not comfortable wearing pattern for some reason...but I'm always comfortable with a cute purse!