Sunday, August 22, 2010

Old Shirt to New Dress/Tunic (and goat stuff too)

I've decided that this fall I'd really like to focus on finishing current projects (I have way too many going--some from last year!) and re-fashioning old clothing.  I don't plan to purchase new fabric for anything.  This will be very difficult for me, but I think it will be a good character building exercise.  ;)

So today I whipped out this cute dress/tunic for the fall!  I found a really big man shirt at Goodwill, cut it down a bit in the side and shoulder seams, sliced it in half, and sewed in a thick elastic belt.  Ta-da!  I really love it.  It will look great with jeans, tights, or leggings once the weather turns cooler.  For now I can wear it with shorts.  Or without.

Also, I don't think I ever posted about my hand-made hay feeder.  I am very proud of this hay feeder.  Sure, it's not the prettiest thing in the world, but it works great and it turned out just like I wanted it to.  When I was preparing for my goats and looking around at different feeders, someone recommended that I build my own using 2"x4" wire fencing.  Goats tend to jerk big mouthfuls of hay out, dropping about 75% of it on the ground, and wire with smaller gaps helps to prevent massive hay-waste.

As a last aside, little Truitt is doing very well and he and Dean are becoming fast friends.  Truitt follows Dean everywhere.  It's really cute.  

Next project: Black Corduroy Jumper!  Whoop!

Be blessed,

1 comment:

andreak said...

How cute is that tunic! How did you sew in your elastic belt? By the way your goats are pretty cute too. We have neighbors who just bought 3 nannies-CUTE!