Wednesday, 13 January 2016


Well here we are again - another WOYWW of open house on the Twiglet sewing table!

Maxine gave me one of her blouses - cosy brushed cotton. She wondered if it was worth taking off the frills and using the fabric for a little shirt for Ben.
Well of course it was!
This is the finished item.
I just reduced the sleeves/collar and button/button tabs to Ben-sized pieces and reconstructed it!
I just hope it fits.

Below is the little notepad that I found whilst tidying out cupboards.
It has a quote on each page and I thought this one was apt for our post today..

Have a great week blogging friends.
Sending a big virtual hug to all those in need of one!

x Jo


Jackie Mackay said...

Excellent work on the blouse - hate seeing good fabric going to waste and I'm sure it will look great on Ben. Great quote from Camus x Jckie 26

Annie said...

Love the little shirt Jo. My legs were always shorter than yours so guess I always walked behind you but these day I do my best to walk at your side and we have always been the best of friends haven't we? :-)
Annie x

Shaz Brooks said...

HI Twiglet, thats an amazing job you've done on the shirt. That quote is lovely, and yes, sums up our Wednesday group perfectly. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo, you're just the cleverest gran, what a fab idea to remake mums shirt for little Ben. Have a great week RobynO#36

Neet said...

Love the quote - and the shirt. Ben will be snug in that one.
Hugs, Neet 3 xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What a lovely cosy little shirt. A great quote and very apt for today. Happy Wednesday to you Jo :-)

Karen McAlpine said...

Great re-purpose on the shirt. I have a big bin of clothes that I want to work on. Thanks for idea!

Barb said...

A lovely little shirt for Ben. How wonderful to be able to things like that. Have a great week. Barbx #39

Sharon said...

Looks like a great shirt. The saying is very apt.

Sharon #50

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I bet that little shirt will be fantastic for Ben! You are clever :-). Thank you so much for the pattern for the dolly jumpers, much appreciated. And that quote is brilliant and so apt for WOYWW!
Hugs, LLJ 16 xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You recycle fabric in an AMAZING way. I wish I had your talent, skills, and maybe even your sewing machines (grin).

That really IS a great quote. Happy WOYWW from #2.

Helen said...

the quote is perfect! love the re-worked shirt, how clever - hope Ben loves it. Helen #1

Anne said...

I'm very late joining in - problems with adding photos.

Love the little shirt. Super quote as well.

Anne x #64

Julia Dunnit said...

'Just' reduce this, shorten that....presto! You're so clever, bet Ben will look great in his new shirt! Love the open house-ness of your post, the quote could not be better!

okienurse said...

love that plaid fabric! I am collecting quotes to put on my art journal pages. I am sure this one will work perfectly into a scheme I am working on now. Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #61

Peg Robinson said...

I can always use a hug. You are so clever with the sewing machine. I have NO talent there. Peg 66

Laura said...

Aw, I love little clothes made from adult clothes, he'll look adorable I'm sure!

Catie Cuddles said...

Wow I am in awe of your talent!
Thanks for sharing.
Catherine #67

Diana Taylor said...

What a lovely little shirt - aren't you clever, I wouldn't know where to begin! Like you I don't know where the time goes, I thought life would calm down with Christmas and New Year out of the way! Hope you have a good week and thanks for stopping by!
Diana #23