I’ve always loved upcycling, even when I was younger and it was just ‘altering’ or making something unique. My mum is awesome at sewing, so perhaps it runs in the blood – I’ve always had a knack for fabric!
For this top, I had an old print t-shirt that had obviously got mixed in the wash with something blue, as the colour had run and it was all patchy. And a vest top that had dropped at the hem line and was getting a bit tatty.
I have a crop top obsession, so it was only natural for me to cut of the bottom half of the vest top and use it for rags and I 100% loved the shark picture on the other t-shirt!
Then I had a thought, what would be better than plain white…tie-dye blue! So I set to work dying it with a blue classic spiral. The end result:
Then I set to work tacking the hem (I don’t have a sewing machine here so I had to make do!), I probably would have been easier to fix the old hem and keep it full length…but that’s no fun!
And the final product:
I will probably re-sew the hem when I get my hands on my sewing machine at my mums’ house, I am terrible at sewing so it will be neater and stronger!