I hardly ever go non-thrift clothes shopping anymore. But when I did, my fellow customers would always come up to me and ask the same questions.
“Do you work here?”
“Can you help me find _____?”
“Do you have this in a Size __?”
Every time I went shopping this happened, not just on those awkward days when I entered Target while wearing khakis and a red shirt. I didn’t get it. I still don’t get it. Usually I just play along and help them. It’s kind of fun. One time a lady rudely snapped at me, saying, “What does it take to get someone to start a dressing room for me around here?” I politely took her armful of clothes, saying “No problem, Ma’am!” Then I put each item in a different random place in the store and left.
When I found this $1 tee, it made me think of incidents like that.
I have about a gazillion Tshirts, and I don’t really need another one. But I was tickled by the idea of wearing a Staff shirt to random places.
Luckily, I had this dress:
Remember that dress I made last week? Remember how I gave up on the idea of adding sleeves to it? This dress was meant to be used for the sleeves.
I even dyed it with the other dress.
I chopped off the bottom part, and even cut out the pieces for the sleeves and did the required stay stitching and prep work…
…of course I ended up choosing to go sleeveless.
But what about the top part? It would be a shame to just let it go to waste!
I gave my new top a quick lil hem, like so:
Then, I cut out the “Staff” part of that Tshirt, and pinned it to my new top!
I stitched it down,using a zigzag stitch, and now my new top is ready to work!
I actually did do a good bit of work that day at my favorite “office”. ;)
I was happy to have a friend join me when I was ready to clock out for the day. :)