2.02.2012

Recent Upcycling





 I took some old t shirts that I just couldn't part with and made them into some t's for the little guy.


 You would think I may be getting tired of the raglan tee, but it's the total opposite. I love how quickly they come together. The pattern I have is getting a little snug so I need to trace the next size up.

On totally unrelated news my computer crashed two weeks ago and I'm making the switch to Mac. Any help/advice would be appreciated. I haven't used Mac since college and that was a very, very long time ago. The only problem I see with making the switch is that Rocco's BrailleNote is only PC compatible. The guy at the Apple store told me there is a program I can purchase to run Windows on the Mac when I need to interface with his BrailleNote. Any experience with that? I'd love to hear from you all before I make my final decision (but I'm pretty dead set on making the switch :)


14 comments:

Jenny said...

love macs but I can't offer advice because the husband takes care of all of ours. Question for you, though: Did you hem the black tee with a coverstitch machine or twin needle? It looks great!

Ali said...

My husband and I both have Macs now in the last few years. He has his set up so it can run windows on it. Not sure how that works but I think it does. One issue we've had is with our photocopier/scanner. It photocopies fine but for some reason I can't get my computer to scan on it. A bit of a pain. But, overall, love it, would never go back.

Ali said...

Oh, and I love all your recycled tees. I love to recycle tees for my kids and am always searching the local thrift shop. I wish I had as awesome tees as you!

Nell said...

My Hubby and I have a Mac, but he took it too a computer tech and has partitioned the harddrive, so when we start it up we can choose whether to run it as a Mac or Windows. Its the best of both worlds :)

Clover said...

Ok can u remind us what raglan pattern you use mine is way to girly for The Boy. Totally wish I could convert to a Mac.

Carolyn said...

Oh, I want to know what raglan pattern you're using too! I am completely jealous of Vinny's wardrobe....no little kid should look that hip!

Sarah said...

I have some college t-shirts I want to upcycle for my little boys. Would love to know which raglan pattern you use. Thanks!

Kimberly said...

Cute shirts!
If you do not want to deal with partitioning your drives, you can run a program called Parallels. I have a work program that doesn't work on a Mac so that is what I use. It works great. It's like opening any other program, ie. Word. I like it a bit better because you do not have to restart the computer every time you want to run Windows. However it's not as fast as if you petition the drive. I don't know how powerful you need the computer to be to run Rocco's software. I hope that's somewhat helpful.

motherof5 said...

We have a MAC but the school runs on PC.
We have Boot Camp which coverts the computer over,how ever we do not let the children access internet from the windows side as the mac side has built in virus protection.

kristin said...

These shirts are SO RAD. Welcome to the Cult of Mac! First advice for using it is to think of the "easy" way to do things and that's how you probably do it in Mac. I know I get use to overthinking with a PC. My geeky husband said Boot Camp or Parralels are both good for running Windows on a Mac. Enjoy!

Amy said...

I have a Mac laptop with a partitioned hard drive so that I can boot it as Windows for work as needed. It works great. One thing though, which someone else mentioned, is that when you partition the drive so it can boot in either Mac or Windows, you have to either have a huge amount of memory (my husband has his to run Windows, Linux and Mac and it does so wicked fast) to run them at the same time or, like me, you can only run one at a time and must reboot to switch over.

Inder-ific said...

These shirts are adorable!! Are they the Tee for Two pattern? I love the ribbed cuffs, I need to try that! I also need to hit the thrift store for some shirts to cut apart, clearly.

We use Mac at home and I use PC at work. It took me a while to get used to the Mac but now I strongly prefer it. I agree with others - you can load Windows on Mac, no problemo, for the best of both worlds (I do this to log onto my work computer and work from home). I'm now computer "bi-lingual" (even though I am terrible at learning ACTUAL languages) and it all seems easy but there was a transition period in which I was constantly needing help from my Mac-fluent husband.

small + friendly said...

I am addicted to recycled raglans. Easy and free, my kind of sewing! I especially love that you can insure your child never has white long sleeves. Next time I'm totally going to copy you and add a ribbed cuff.
P.S. - Macs rule and my husband uses that windows program and it works well.

Jessica said...

Those shirts are so cute! I love them all. :) I recently found your blog and have been so inspired. I just made my first ever shirt for my daughter. I'd love it if you headed over to my blog and gave me some tips and pointers. :)
www.justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

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