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All at Sea

Added Sep 11, 2011

by tungufoss

Gardabaer, Iceland






I happened to acquire two children t-shirts sized 110 (long story) but whereas I don’t have children (yet!) I had no scruples ripping the seams apart and make something more adult out of them. The result was a slightly altered version of #115 from Burda 07/2010. I added bias tape in the front to hide the fact the front piece is not cut on a fold. Then pimped it up with three sailor-esque metal accents I found rummaging through my grandmother’s button collection.

Since I had navy blue thread on my sewing machine I finally took the opportunity to take in the pair of sailor-y highwaisted shorts I got hand-me-downed from my mother, from ca late 80s. Now the trousers fit perfectly at my waist instead of hanging awkwardly around my hips. I even have a matching bolero jacket to complete the look.

Ship ahoy, and hurry for upcycling!

Material Notes

2x children sized 110 jersey T-shirts, white bias tape, 3 sailor-y metal buttons, oh and a pair of oversized sailoresque highwaisted shorts.




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Preppy
Knits/Jersey, Linen

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    Sep 19, 2011, 06.05 AMby urbandon

    Excellent re-purposing. Very cute.

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    Sep 13, 2011, 06.52 PMby Kasiorist

    hahaha what an attitude! :o) great job!

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      Sep 13, 2011, 07.45 PMby tungufoss

      Haha, I try! Just imagine what I could do if I knew any fancy graphics editing. ;-)

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    Sep 12, 2011, 11.08 PMby JulietSews

    This is so cute! I’ve been planning on making something like this for Summer, the buttons really add something special!

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      Sep 13, 2011, 07.41 PMby tungufoss

      Thanks! I still can’t believe I found those gems just lying there among 100+ plain buttons. I’m very pleased with the fact my grandma also has a hoarding affliction.

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