Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Covered in Leaves Shirt

Hello Readers. It's getting cooler and the leaves are falling from the trees. It's time to do something with this denim shirt. It is covered with leaves. And I mean covered.

I didn't like this shirt on me very much. The leaves and vines were a very busy pattern and I felt absolutely overwhelmed. The denim was also very thick and heavy. It looked like a shirt but it felt more like a jacket. So what should I do with it?

 That's right I made a pillow. A pillow that looks perfect for Fall. I stitched a closed square. Then I used the buttons to open and close the pillow and put in the pillow form. What about those sleeves? They must be good for something right?

Could I use it to dress up these candles? 

  I made some basic tubes and stuck the candles inside. Will they catch fire if I light the candles? I don't know..... I am concerned... I won't light them with the fabric on them. They smell good without the open flame anyway. I do like the changing seasons and the colors of the leaves. I just didn't like them all over me. They are better on this pillow.

Thanks for reading along, Now go make something fun for yourself.
 ***Year End update-This pillow sat on that chair all the fall. When I put out Christmas decorations I put it away. I love denim so I really liked this. As a pillow. I still hate it as a top.


jenny_o said...

That is a great idea for that shirt. I do like the leafy pattern and, like you, I would have wanted to save it somehow. The faces you sometimes make in the "before" photos crack me up! That's also how I feel with some garments I try on :)

I Can Work With That said...

Hi Jenny_o
Thanks for the comment. I always try to make my feelings clear in the photos. I am glad you like them. This shirt was much better as a pillow.