Waste not, want not. That single phrase goes through my head somewhere around 50 times a day. I don't like to throw things away. Not only do I worry about the waste is adds to our local landfill, but I can't help to think that if I hold on to it, I might find a use for it some day.
I have this little pile of clothes in my room that I don't ever wear but I'm not ready to get rid of. I re-use some for fabric, some end up as cleaning rags, and then there are pieces that with a little cutting and sewing turn into "new" clothes, breathing life into my wardrobe.
I recently came across this tutorial from Tea Rose Home and had to try it ( I am a sucker for a good online tutorial). So I dug through my clothes stack and found two similar white t shirts that were ready to be ruffled.
Here is the end result. I'm not normally one for ruffles, but I think I'm liking this one. So, with only about 2 hours of cutting and sewing time, we have one cute "new" shirt for the cost of my hard work (okay, it wasn't really that hard). Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, & Ruffle :)