In my attempt to make from what I already have, in the waning days of the year, I am launching Operation Man Shirt, a quest to usefully transform all My Man’s old, worn business shirts that in some frugal madness I have stored for years.
To that end, I removed all the buttons and stitched them on to cardboard. Instead of being invisible, they now look, useful, appealing and covetable!
Inspired by Rachaeldaisy’s work which was recently showcased in Quilting Down Under,
Some went into a GiveWrap.
I made this in a rush of blood, straight after coming back from a weekend away…I was really really tired and apparently couldn’t even spell Instagram. I could have unpicked and redone the label, but I decided to immortalise my fatigue and very human error with a hand stitched correction. It will just add to its story I think. You can follow that journey on Instagram using the #givewrap hashtag.
The other circles are being saved for another project. I am going to challenge myself to have nothing left of this pile of shirts within six months. If you have got any ideas on what to do with ManShirts do let me know. You could also post any of your shirt projects on Instagram tagged with #operationmanshirt if you fancy. Oh, it’s Christmas…I am talking crazy…we’ll talk new projects in the new year of course.