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A friend's idea caught attention in NYC...
CConverse
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Date: 3/9/12 1:49 PM

So my friend had this idea to patch together a bunch of logos from her favorite team t-shirts so she could "wear them all at once". We made New Look 6096 out of scraps from her shirts. Well last night she was wearing it around the hotel in NYC and she caught the attention of a local reporter... today I saw this upon checking the news...

Syracuse fan makes orange and blue dress from SU t-shirts

How cool is that!!!

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Date: 3/9/12 2:29 PM

Very cool!

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Date: 3/9/12 2:34 PM

Wow that is one way to get the word out about sewing! I love when odd mixes come up, like sports and sewing. What a great idea for worn tee shirts, just use the good parts for a dress.

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Date: 3/9/12 7:52 PM

When she mentioned the project to me I was nervous, and it was pretty complicated when it came to laying out all the logos without cutting off any of her favorites in a seam or something. I've never actually sewn for anyone else but me and my kids before! I had a lot of fun with it though (plus it was nice to have some adult company in the sewing area LOL). We actually cut up more shirts than we needed so I think the extras are going to get turned into pillows or something. All in all it was a great learning experience and a fun project!

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Date: 3/9/12 10:15 PM

Fits your 'We Can Do It' avator

That is great!

Better be careful that you don't get hooked; projects that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle are addictively fun.
-- Edited on 3/9/12 10:18 PM --

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Date: 3/10/12 8:02 AM

That definitely is cool!!! And the dress is really cute!!! Way to go!!!

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Date: 3/10/12 10:42 AM

What a wonderful alternative to the T-shirt quilts, and you did a great job putting it together.

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Date: 3/10/12 6:33 PM

That was a great idea to use the t-shirt scraps to make a dress.

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Date: 3/23/12 1:40 AM

This reminds me of an article I read a while ago about someone making their wedding dress out of the football jerseys of their favourite team.
Football Jersey Wedding Dress

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