I went to Old Navy today and bought 6 t-shirts in different colors for - wait for it - $1.97 each. Oh yeah! I'm going to use these to test out some different style creations because let's be honest - for $1.97 I guess I can't be too mad if I mess something up ;)
Today's first project was a ruffle t-shirt redo. I have a blue shirt from Old Navy that I wanted to change up. (Notice, I have LOTS of clothes from Old Navy. I basically clothe myself in Old Navy, Kohls, and Target). Here is the shirt before:
And here is the shirt after:
:) Lol, I changed my mind. I didn't like the ruffle idea with the cut of this shirt after I made the ruffle, so I decided to go another way.
I have a plain grey t-shirt and wanted to spice it up. I had a t-shirt from Old Navy that I wanted to use as scrap fabric, so I cut off the arms and then cut two large rectangles from it (one was slightly smaller width than the other).
Can we just take a moment to bask in the glow of a great discount? sigh.... ;)
I used a basting stitch to make the ruffle, then pinned it on the shirt and sewed down in a straight line.
Once secured, I utilized buttons to add a little more pizzaz, and had myself a new t-shirt. ;)
The second is something I've been drooling about making for DAYS - the scrappy belt I saw on "I Am Momma, Hear Me Roar"'s blog. I love the look of this belt and REALLY wanted to do something similar. Isn't her's fantastic??
Using scraps from the grey dress I used to make a headband and skirt for my daughter, I made the belt itself by cutting long strips. I sewed them 1/4 inch from the edges to give it a scrappy look.
I sewed two sections - one for each side of me ;) Then, I sewed the two sections together. Once that was done, I created flowers using scrap materials from the purple shirt I made the ruffle from, another pink shirt I was about to get rid of, and buttons from the extra buttons they always give you with your coats in case you lose one!
I LOVE how this turned out and CANNOT wait to wear it tomorrow. ;)
Have a great end of the week! And visit these great blogs as well!