I saw this picture on pinterest and knew I wanted to try it.
I have so many clothes here in Grenada that I'm absolutely sick of. I've worn the same things for 2 years now. boring.
I clicked the link over to Crafter Hours. (cute name eh?)
who quickly said this wasn't her idea, rather she got it from http://upcyclededucation.blogspot.com/
I went into the bedroom, grabbed the first tee shirt I saw, and a pair of scissors.
I didn't take a before picture of me wearing the shirt because I was too excited about the end result to even think about blogging about it.
There is a funny story behind this tee shirt. I bought it at Gabriel Brothers for $1 in the men's section (4 years ago) and liked it so much I bought one for my husband (then boyfriend) and promised I'd never wear it on the same day as him. haha. although we have both played tricks on each other by putting it on after we already know the other is wearing it. and when he saw me cutting it up this morning he was sad, even if he likes to pretend that he hates having the same shirt as me. but whatever, I totally girl-ified it!
I only varied slightly from the original tutorial and I would recommend using a tee shirt that is on the bigger side, not a form fitting one, I almost made this one too tight.
|& our college's colors were blue and green.|
skies of blue
fields of green
I pledge my love MVNU :)
|For the strap I used the shirt's original collar, cutting it once to break the circle and make it one long strip.|
I then fed it through with a kitchen skewer, or you could use a pencil.
|This is what it looked like once it was fed through the front of the shirt. |
Repeat with the back and re-sew the collar together and tuck it into the back seem to hide the stitches.
|love the new neckline!|
|in my back yard with clothes hanging on the line & wet hair.|
I couldn't wait 5 minutes to find a better location to take a picture or to put on some make up.
welcome to my impulsive life.
I already have 5 other tee shirt lined up to get a similar treatment!
With one of my bigger shirts (since I'll have more fabric) I'm going to make braided straps. fancy shmancy.
This is the perfect re-style to do in Grenada because it is so hot it is uncomfortable to wear shirts with sleeves, and if your shirt is stained... you just cut off the arm pits! I only wish I had thought of this sooner.