I know, I know. Many people scoff at Valentine’s Day. It wasn’t that long ago that I referred to it as “Singles Awareness Day” myself. It’s a Hallmark Holiday that was designed to make people buy stuff, right?
However, I’ve since decided to be less “anti”. Less Yuck, more Yum. Even a made-up holiday to celebrate love is fine by me. 🙂 While Brian and I usually just exchange cards and candy (which we end up sharing) and make a nice meal at home, I still wanted to be at least a little celebratory this year.
To the thrift store I went, scouring the dollar racks for a perfect refashion!
First, I found this dress:
Then, I CANNOT BELIEVE IT, but I found this T-shirt!
Seriously, what are the odds of finding this Valentine’s Day T-shirt someone painstakingly applied heat transfer lettering to? I was planning on just mixing and matching T-shirt letters to make this project, but how could I pass this up?
Did you also just google “Whatever happened to Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That Lady”?
I cut out the parts of the shirt I wanted to use.
Then, I got to work on the red dress. First, I cut out its lining.
As I worked, I noticed this dress was covered in black spots that didn’t come out in the wash.
I decided to carry on. I thought the spots might actually sort of work with the punk-ish(?) vibe I was going for with this refashion.
I cut my dress off at the hips, to make it shirt length.
Then, I gave it a hem!
Now for the lettering! I carefully chose my placements and pinned the letters down.
Then, I carefully stitched them down!
And just like that, I had a fun, new, positive top to wear to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my sweet hubby!
I think my new top looks really cool!
I styled my new top with a favorite pair of sunglasses and my biker boots that Benson sneakily chewed up a couple of weeks ago.
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, or avoiding it, I hope it’s a great day for you!
If Brian and I end up doing anything interesting for Valentine’s Day, I’ll be sure to come back and add pics to this post later (since this is going live before Vday)!