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it used to be HIS shirt !

Added Oct 28, 2011

by Priscilla Fo...

Campinas, Brazil






Out of all of the shirts my husband has, this used to be my favorite. The shade of blue, the lightness of the fabric and the great fit made it just perfect. Plus, that’s the shirt he wore to our civil wedding, so there was also some sentimental value in it. With time, however, the shirt got some pretty awful deodorant stains. So much so that my husband was throwing it away. But I couldn’t let it happen: I cut the shirt up and noticed I would be able to rescue its fabric!! I self-drafted a pattern so that I could have a cute little top with NO stains! And here it is! I am so happy with it and I’ve been wearing it often. From all the shirts I have, this might be my current favorite. (I included a “before” picture in the end)

Material Notes

Recycled polo shirt




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    May 1, 2012, 10.30 PMby RedDynamica

    this was a great idea! Recycled!

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      May 2, 2012, 10.27 AMby Priscilla Folley

      Well, thank you! And it makes me so happy to wear it and think about my husband!!

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    Oct 29, 2011, 11.23 PMby patti-r

    That is adorable!!!!!

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    Oct 29, 2011, 11.54 AMby schnui

    What a great idea. You are very clever.

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      Oct 30, 2011, 11.26 AMby Priscilla Folley

      That was such a sweet note, thank you for writing it!

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    Oct 29, 2011, 01.43 AMby honorroll

    Very cute! Esp love the low back!

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      Oct 30, 2011, 11.25 AMby Priscilla Folley

      Thank you very much! It may be my favorite thing about it, too!

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    Oct 28, 2011, 11.04 PMby poppykettle

    Very cute! NIce work on the sleeves :)

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      Oct 30, 2011, 11.25 AMby Priscilla Folley

      I appreciate you noticing them, that was the first time I ever made sleeves like that and I plan on doing it again!

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    Oct 28, 2011, 12.02 PMby dottty

    Thats great jj:)x

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