I would apologize for being MIA this past week, except I’m kinda not sorry. 😉 You see, I’ve been here:
When my pal Ryan asked if I’d like to join him on a trip to Kailua, Hawaii for a friend’s wedding, I couldn’t say no! I’d never been to Hawaii, and I needed to get away for a bit. 🙂 What am I saying…I always say “I need to get away for a bit.” The truth is, I love to travel more than just about anything else in the world and will make up just about any excuse to do it! 🙂
Of course, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t drag my pal to the nearest thrift shop right away! 😉 I was surprised at how typical it was. You can’t even tell this is in Hawaii:
I found a few things to play with. 🙂 One of these things was this Men’s 3x shirt!
Okay, I failed to take any “during” pics, so I’m just gonna have to explain this one. I made the neck hole the top of my new dress by tucking the collar in and buttoning up the shirt as far as I could under my arms. I added a safety pin inside to make sure it was nice ‘n snug. THEN, I tucked the sleeves in to make funky faux pockets. 🙂
And here it is!
You can see how I’ve cinched the waist of my new frock with one of my favorite thrifted belts. I even had a cute pineapple necklace I scored the week before at a local theatre’s costume sale!
My new dress was comfortable as could be and got tons of compliments from people who had no idea that it was actually a shirt…until I told them of course! I keep no refashion secrets!
Ryan and I had an amazing time checking out Oahu!
We ate some amazing local grub!
We even made some new friends!
And the view from our house just couldn’t be beat.
New-Sew refashions can be great for traveling. I didn’t even end up keeping this shirt, as I always pack extremely light and didn’t have any room in my luggage. So, I just laundered it and re-donated it. More money for charity, AND I had a cute new dress for the day! What a win/win!