Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My First Attempt To Re Purpose

Sometimes I just get so inspired by what I see other people doing.  I click around a lot at night now while I am feeding my little milk man and I see people making the coolest stuff. 

Since I have had Drew I have wanted to get a few new things to wear.  I always get anxious to look normal after being pregnant and having a few new pieces of clothing usually is in order.  But I am finding it IMPOSSIBLE to go shopping AT ALL.  I can not imagine trying something on in a store.  Never mind Drew is usually STRAPPED on to me somehow and usually crying.

One day last week when all was quiet I decided to try and "re purpose" a maternity shirt into a shirt I could wear now.  I see all sorts of super talented moms doing this and thought I would give it a go. 
I just did a quick try on and decided I would sew a straight line up each side to tuck in the "flare" of the top.  I have a long way to go before people are popping by this here blog for a tutorial on making fashionable clothing for yourself...but I may actually one day pull this top out to wear it in public.  But for now I am just PUBLISHING it on this little blog because none of you can actually laugh in my face.

I was kinda proud of my attempt.  If I were to be honest with myself I would probably tell me that is still looks a little maternity.  And let me ask it 80's to tuck this type of top in? 

I plan to try to re purpose another something somehow...but maybe for now I will try and make an outfit out of this first attempt and ask what you think before I go cutting and sewing all the shirts I own.


  1. You did not just have a baby!!! Look at you girl!! Love the shirt!

  2. I am soooo bad at's just so much easier for me to start from scratch. The shirt looks great. I can't believe you can tuck it in this soon! I'm mid-life and can't seem to find anything that doesn't show my muffin-top! Gravity is brutal.

    I LOVE your jeans I think it's a great outfit.

  3. That's really cute, Lisa! I think you did a fantastic job for your first try at repurposing. :)