Day 29: Water Park Tee

Day 30: Stenographer Dress
Day 28: Pretty in Paisley Dress

Today’s tee actually started out as two different shirts.

First, there was this one:

Pilled Out and Dingy :(

We’re looking at a Rue 21 (Groan) top that’s pilled out and not quite so white anymore.  This is the back view.

Then, there was this one:

Plain ol' tee

This is a men’s size medium GAP tee that, while plain, is ever-so comfy and soft!

It was time to combine the best of both worlds to make one awesome sauce tee for my casual day off!  :)

I carefully snipped off that nice back detail from the white top, as it was the only part that was actually usable.

Removed Doily Thing

I took the doily thing and pinned it to the burgundy tee.


As you can see, I’ve pinned everything except the bottom part.  That’s because I’m going to gather it later.  :)

Next, I sewed everything except the bottom part down.


This was a bit tricky, and the doily thing wasn’t that easy to work with, but I managed.  :)

I trimmed the burgundy material away from the doily thing, and began gathering and pinning the bottom part.

Pin and Gather!

I stitched that part down as well.

I still wasn’t completely content with my new tee, so I trimmed a bit off the sleeves and the neckline.   Ahhhhhh!  That was mucho bettero!

I tossed my tee over my bikini just in time to head over the water park with my pal, Heather!  :)

It's just an ordinary tee, isn't it?
Loving the rear view!

So, the tee is big on me, but I realllly wanted a nice, comfy, oversized tee to wear for my day off.  :)  I’ve been seeing lots of girls in oversized tees, and was happy to jump on the bandwagon!

Happy as can be in my comfy new tee!
Yay! Water Park! The Pices in me rejoices!
Such a fun afternoon!


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4 thoughts on “Day 29: Water Park Tee

  1. I stumbled across your site last night. My daughter and I looked at all your posts, not once, but twice!! I love what you do!!! Now I am itching to get into my closet and try to “remake” something! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I’ve pretty much lurked on your blog for two years, subscribed and always love seeing new posts. I somehow ended up on this one tonight and I love it! I remake my t shirts from every Father’s Day show and shine into a cuter much better fitted version.

  3. I love what you do here…with those dresses…like I USED to wear…you’ve made them super cute…I have mens shirts..flannel ones..too big of course…any ideas on how to make them more feminine..I bought a new embroidery machine..BUTT!! I find myself doing more sewing and altering than embroiderying..

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