I’ve been seeing a lot of cute refashion tutorials and ideas online and refashioning a t-shirt has been on my to-do list. Most of the tutorials involve some sort of ruffle or bow – which I quite like. Emma Pillsbury from Glee? LOVE her style. I figure if I can alter a cheap t-shirt it would save me money, fit me well, and I would like the style; which can sometimes be hard to find.
If you can’t find two cheap shirts to refashion, you can buy one large one and use the extra fabric to decorate. Men’s shirts at hellmart Wal-mart are $4; XXL and XXXL’s are just $5.
I bought a men’s shirt that was 4-5 sizes larger than my regular size, and planned to size it and use the extra fabric to fashion bows, ruffles, or a bib. Before I could decorate the shirt though, I had to make sure it fit me well enough that I could wear it in public. Here’s how I did it, and instructions for you to do the same.
How to make a shirt from an over-sized men’s t-shirt:
I was going to title this post “an easy way to get fat and eat bad food” but I thought that was a bit mean and dramatic. And I only say that because I feel much better about dessert when it’s made with natural ingredients, not the manufactured ones we consumed tonight. I’m all for whole foods and clean eating; I think everyone should do it, but every once in a while I want something that is bad for me. I want to splurge a bit and enjoy all the different things life has to offer – even if it is hydrogenated oils and processed sugars. So maybe I will just blame it on my husband. Yeah, that’s it; a special request from my husband.
Around here we have a restaurant called BJ’s Brewhouse. They serve pizza and beer and lots of other American dishes. They aren’t particularly noteworthy or fantastic, except for theirPizookie. Their Pizookie, cleverly named by combining the words “pizza” and “cookie” is a warm, half-baked cookie fresh out of the oven served in a small cake pan like container with a generous scoop of ice cream on top. I’m sure there is no secret ingredient or special recipe, but something simple and delicious – a soft and gooey cookie. No need to make it fancy, it’s perfect the way it is.
I fully support eating healthy, whole, natural foods. But I have a wicked sweet tooth. And I wanted to eat a Pizookie. I did not, however, want to get dressed, drive 30 minutes, and wait for a table to get one. The solution? Make one at home!
My husband did this and other obscene gestures with this large tube of cookie dough all throughout the store.
I’m one of those people who have straight pins everywhere. It’s a bad habit, I know, but it’s limited to the craft room. Enter at your own risk! When I am sewing something I remove the pins and they pile up next to my machine then get pushed onto the floor.
While I was on Pinterest the other day(a fun site compiled of things you want and will never have, crafts and DIY projects, food porn, and art) and I saw a project for a sewing machine pin cushion. Genius! I don’t know where it came from, but it was easy enough for me not to need instructions.
Here is how you make a pincushion for your sewing machine. This tutorial also can be used to make pillows!
I went through a brief stage of buying a few vintage dresses online. I still browse but I don’t really need another dress so I am refraining. I bought a lot of vintage dresses for less than $10 each – all in my size!
One dress in particular needed a little work. I thought it was cute if it was accessorized properly, but Marc really didn’t like it.
Dress in original condition
Here is the dress. It seems like all the vintage dresses I have bought have been sheer. Did people have slips in every color? Disregard the fact that you can clearly see my bra.
Basil is in season and if you have recently planted it in your garden the fragrant herb is probably trying to take over! I have a planter of it on my balcony and I still have plenty of it to make lots of yummy things.
Number one thing to make with basil? Pesto of course!