Moving Season is fast approaching in my town, and one fellow donated some of his clothes to my volunteer job so as to get rid of them. A few of them were large, long-sleeved, tie-dye shirts. Recently we had a craft fair with an "upcycling" theme and a friend of mine was helping to run a "Scissor Wizards" booth where you could cut up your clothes. I went down there to hang out with her and started flipping through my old Generation T books... and decided to make the gaucho tie-on shorts from book #2. I also turned the sleeves into legwarmers by pinning them to the size of my legs and then sewing them up.
Here's the shorts sewn together at the crotch. Looks pretty weird, eh? I used some leftover T-shirt hems to make the ties, but I wish I hadn't assumed they'd flip over easily--they don't really when you use zig-zag stitch. Oh well.
The fellow who owned the shirts before had ah...some mysterious tiny holes in them around the hems. Not to worry, I just cut out some hearts and sewed them on as applique!
And here they are on a mannequin, tied a few different ways so you can see the options.
Note that I put all the holey/heart shirt parts on one leg....so it looks deliberate, hah.
And here they are on me. Don't your eyes just bleed?