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Reuse that old silk shirt!

Since 'dejunking' my closet, I have been going through the clothes pile to see what I could reuse or repurpose for things I have been 'meaning' to make.  One thing I have had on my To-Do list for over a year now is to make Ms. Diva a Lovey Blankie.  Something incrediably soft and silky. 

I have this lovely green leafy silk shirt (that hasn't fit in ages) that I just adore.  It has been in my closet for almost 10 years!  I wore it regularly when I had a dressy office job, but now I just wear jeans and t-shirts.  So... the silk shirt had to go away, sniff, sniff.

Well, Ms. Diva loves plush fleeces at the fabric store and I have been 'meaning' to make her a lovey, so...

How about I use the shirt I love and get some plush fleece to make her that lovey????

Here are the results:

To make the blankie, I cut the largest square possible from the the shirt back.  Then I cut a matching piece from the fleece.  Sewed them together right sides together, leaving a four inch openining to turn, and after turning the blankie right side out I sewed around the edges of the blankie.  I may go back and secure the middle of the blankie with a button attaching stitch (with not button), but the blankie hasn't needed it yet.

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  1. What a great idea...I have some shirts that would make some wonderful blankies and OMGOSH I have a new great niece that I could make one for. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing!!


    Oh...your lil Ms Diva is adorable!!! ^_^

  2. I just love how you can find a use for everything you are so creative!

  3. Gotta love a "silky" as my kiddos call them! Thanks so much for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!


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  4. What a great idea. That blankie must be mighty cuddly!


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