Friday, October 18, 2013

5 Minute Sweatshirt Upcycle

My daughter is all girl.
I mean, obviously.
But she is ALL GIRL, like totally girly, not sporty, not athletic, not a tom-boy.
All Girl.
She loves dresses, and skirts, and anything that is sparkly.
I, however, find it a lot more practical to wear jeans, or leggings to school sometimes.
She can wear a dress maybe once a week, but not every day.

When shopping for her, I find that the "embellished" shirt is always more expensive than the plain one.
Duh, I get it. But usually, it's hard for me to justify paying $16 for the embellished shirt rather than $10 for the same shirt, that just happens to be plain.
Can I tell you a secret though, I usually like the embellished shirts more too.

Here's a perfect example:

Old navy has some really cute crew neck sweatshirts. Some plain, which are cute, and some sparkly ones, which are cuter.

Well, if you are wondering...I bought the plain one, for $10 (actually $7.50, I had a coupon).

But I am not going to settle for cute, when I can achieve cuter myself.

Do you want to upcycle a plain shirt too?

All you need is a plain sweatshirt (preferably with the neck stitching that makes a triangle shape), glitter t-shirt vinyl scrap, scissors, and an iron. All stuff I had around the house.

1. Pre-wash your shirt, and dry. WITHOUT FABRIC SOFTENER!
2. Cut your vinyl scrap down to size, whatever size you need. Just eyeball it.
3. Iron on, and ta-da!

This literally took 5 minutes, and cost nothing. It's not a huge difference, but according to Old Navy, it's worth at least $6....right?

I love it and so does my girly, sparkle loving daughter.

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