When I found these tees for $1 at one of my fave thrift stores, I was QUITE excited!
Some of you know what this image is from.
It’s Charlie the Unicorn! His two wiley companions want him to join them on a trip to Candy Mountain! If you haven’t seen the viral youtube video (one of my faves), you really should. It’s okay. I can wait.
Ah! Don’t you feel better now? And have you learned a valuable lesson about succumbing to peer pressure? :)
I don’t really need any more T-shirts. I have plenty. BUT, I’ve wanted a few more T-shirt dresses lately, and that’s just what these two tees are about to become!
First, I laid the two tees inside-out with the Charlie tee on top, like so:
This is about how long I’ll want my dress to be. Then, I grabbed my favorite T-shirt dress and placed it on top of the two tees.
I dug out my tailor’s chalk…
…and traced the dress on the two tees! You can see I’m making my new dress longer than my original dress.
I cut off the top of the black tee and along the chalk line. Then, I pinned the black parts to the Charlie tee!
I stitched the black part onto the Charlie parts.
Okay! So now I’ve got the right length, but what about those sides? They’re still wide open!
First, I pinned my newly-fitted sides together, then I stitched those up as well!
Since the bottom of the black shirt is now the bottom of the dress, I didn’t have to worry about a hem, as there was already one there!
I wore my comfy new dress over to my fella’s place where we struggled to find good lighting for an “after” pic.
This is what I had to settle for. :/
While Dan lovingly cooked us a tasty dinner, I sent a few final emails for my ReFashion Show (pics coming with next post!) and finished up a couple of articles for publications I write for (If you’re living hand to mouth, it helps to be ambidextrous!).