Would you wear this shirt?

The vision in my head was so much better. I had this red and white stripe shirt: too big, awkward neckline, the lace-up tie was just weird and I thought I could save it.

So, I got rid of the lace-up tie, lowered the neckline a tad and took in the sides. It fits a lot better now. Then I had the loony idea to add a bird/cloud applique. I had this, this and this in my head. Not even close, huh? Maybe I’m letting my hubby’s opinion get in the way. He had one of those ‘deer in the headlights’ look on his face when I showed him.


I love how the applique turned out. Maybe it would be better placed on a pillow, bag or blanket? I don’t know, what do you think? Be honest, I have no one else to ask.  Pajama shirt?

I can’t help but think of this post written by Linda at Craft apple. As we get older, things that we thought were ludicrous 10 years ago doesn’t seem so crazy any more. We get ourselves into this crafting world, and suddenly we want to applique, quilt and paint everything!

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24 Responses to Would you wear this shirt?

  1. i love it! great save. I absolutely would wear it.

  2. Jess says:

    I would totally rock that shirt – it’s adorable! And forget that deer-in-headlights look. When I see that look on my fiance’s face, I know I probably look pretty stylish!

  3. raesha says:

    I love it. I would totally wear it and you won’t have to worry about looking like everyone else in town:)

  4. raesha says:

    OOHh – my little nurse pouch arrived. I LOVE it! My bff is going to love it too. Thanks for the goodies for me too:):)

  5. Liz in IL says:

    honestly, i wouldn’t. you did a great job changing the neckline and all, but the applique is too much. just the bird – i’d wear it. bird *and* clouds – i dunno… it’s too much for me. thanks for sharing your lovely work, though!

  6. Charli says:

    When I saw the pic, before reading, I thought it was a baby or toddler shirt. It would be super cute for that. A little too cutesy for you. Plus, I have this personal rule. No horizontal stripes. Unless you’re under 21 and under a size 5.

    Also, I can TOTALLY see that as wall art. Maybe a painting or a collage. Maybe you could actually stretch that shirt over a canvas…

  7. Marcia says:

    I think you made something very creative. With the cloud them and how comfy it looks, I’d defintely wear it as a p.j. shirt. Bravo on the reconstruction…what a transformation. I’m inspired by what you do.

  8. Ika says:

    I would wear it, I think it’s cute and original – but still with a connection to the current trends. The clouds make the application look better, in opposite to Liz I think that the bird on itself would have given a slightly boring impression, but the clouds transform it.

  9. beki says:

    I don’t think I could wear it, mainly because I’m top heavy and don’t need to bring any more attention to the girls 😉 I do think that it’s a lovely top. I have a whole stack of ill fitting tops that need some surgery.

  10. Jessica Hood says:

    i love it! much better than the original.

  11. Lisa says:

    I think i would have to see it on you. Make sure that the clouds didn’t end up placed like pasties! (I made a shirt like that once and had no idea until I tried it on!)

    Otherwise, I think it is a really cool refashioning!

  12. Rebecca says:

    I think it is a lovely, creative redo!! I really like red and white and black together…but I happen to have a set of “girls” that need to stay away from stripes, but that is not saying that if I was a bit less endowed or more comfortable with my “girls” I wouldn’t wear it.

    I wouldn’t start stretching it over any canvases(??) or hanging it on the wall…..no, no, wear it and be fine with it.

  13. Rebecca says:

    Hey….definately, make one for me and I will make one for you….!!!!:0) and have you checked your mail lately…..let me know!

  14. Rebecca says:

    PS sorry but I am being lazy and not going through email….kind of makes your comments section a little mysterious now doesn’t it!

  15. Kelli says:

    I would wear it with jeans, black flip flops and tons of creative pride. It is great! Good for you for repurposing!

  16. I would wear it:) I like how it turned out!

  17. Michelle says:

    Wow, how do you just go and *do* things like that, make a completely new shirt with a new neckline and no lace-up (though that could be kinda cool)? Anyway, personally, I couldn’t wear that because I’m a lot heavier than I like to be, and yeah, no more horizontal stripes for me. The applique is just fine, though! For me, maybe the blue of the clouds is a tad too blue? :0)

  18. Leticia says:

    Having a t-shirt with a big pink turtle on it, I would most definitely wear it! Can’t say it would look good on me, but I would sport it anyway!

  19. Piecake says:

    I agree with Liz in IL. Love the neckline reno, but the applique is just too big for me.

  20. Linda says:

    Regina,
    It is sooo adorable, esp the color combo…genius! It would *also* be appliqued onto a cute bag, pillow, etc…

  21. Jan says:

    In my fantasy mind, I would totally wear that darling shirt with a swinging denim skirt and a sash! In my frightened reality mind, I don’t wear stripes. Don’t be a fraidy-cat like me!

  22. Freaking adorable. Love it. Something like that, I could picture in a fancy boutique somewhere! 🙂

  23. Heather says:

    It’s cute! I have a refashioned skirt I wasn’t sure about, and I let it hang around for 2 years without wearing it until one day I needed a skirt so I just wore it, and I got a bunch of compliments on it and I thought, hey, maybe this ISN’T so out there…

    Anyway, I think the shirt’s a winner. 🙂

  24. Heather says:

    I would wear your shirt, but I am on the young/funky side. Maybe next time you could make the applique smaller.

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