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From his shirts 1

Added Jul 22, 2010

by angelbabypaty

Oceanside, Calif...




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On May 25th My husband was riding home on his bicycle and was struck and killed my a motorist.
I am dealing with everything in my own way and a big part of dealing with this is figuring out what to do with all his clothes. He was an active duty Corpsman in the Navy(A medic.) and in addition to all his uniforms, I also have his civilians. I didn’t want to donate them to good will, because I really can’t part with them. So I have decided to make them into things that I can wear, So he is always with me where ever I go.

Here is the 1st thing I made. I simply took two of his Banana Republic tee shirts and hacked them up to give me a tank with a more modern feminine twist.

I know it’s not a good picture, but I love how it turned out.

Material Notes

Two 100% cotton tee shirts




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Romantic

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    Jul 25, 2010, 10.16 PMby Shannon Loyd

    OMG…That is such a touching thing to do with his things… He is always with you … And awesome recon..

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    Jul 23, 2010, 12.09 PMby fairytale-thirteen

    Cute top I love the ruffles – i am sure upcycling your husbands clothes will help with your healing and taking a little part of him with you where ever you go will give you strength – I too am so sorry for your loss x

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    Jul 22, 2010, 09.26 PMby brenda42

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m glad you are keeping him close in this way, and I wish you all the best.

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