Welcome back to Operation Project $0!!! Today I have Marigold of Hideous, Dreadful, Stinky here to share the awesome vest she made for her son. I first stumbled upon her blog about a year ago from a link up party. Her awesome name was enough to pique my interest, and then I quickly discovered the world of unique crafts and tutorials that abound. I know every time there is a new post that it is going to blow my mind... here are just a couple...
Marigold has the most amazing quirky sense of humor, and talent coming out the wazooo, and I'll be honest - I never expected her to say YES to guest posting on my blog.... But here she is!!!!
Hi there! I'm Marigold from a little blog on the other side of the Internet called Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! I'm so happy to be invited here today for Operation: Project $0. I love making something new from something old, but, honestly, I don't do it often enough. I have a huge stash of old clothes with "someday I will do something with this" written all over them, and I'm so glad that Suzanne asked me to participate in this operation and gave me a little motivation!
For this project, I took an old pair of my jeans and a shirt of my husband's with a little mustard stain on it. And I turned it into...a supa fly lined denim vest!
It came together pretty quickly, and I love the totally 80's style! It looks great over a Donkey Kong tee. And it's actually a really practical item for our mild SoCal fall and winter, where a jacket is often too warm.
There are a few fun details that I'm pleased with. I like the way the jean's inseams added a nice detail to the button placket. I also took the coin pocket from the jeans and stitched it onto the chest. It's the perfect size!
For more upcycled projects, check out my teepee made from men's shirts and my boy's tie from a man's tie!
Thank you so much for being Here today Marigold!!!! I love this little vest so much, and your son is so handsome.
If you have been inspired to create something for $0 (or close to $0), make sure to enter it in the Flickr Group so that I can feature it next week!!!