Monday, August 30, 2010

the amazing t-shirt dress

Yesterday was another annual meeting at church.
which means new t-shirts for everyone.
But alas
I am not a fan
of typical t-shirts on ladies.
Oh sure, there are some gals who look great in a t-shirt
but most look so-so
and some
- like me -
look downright hideous.
When I was nearing 40
I finally decided I would never again wear another regular t-shirt.
I'm just not doing it.
I've got enough ugly going on all on my own;
I don't need any help from a badly cut shirt!

this post isn't about my shirt
(although I did re-make it
and now have
a couple of requests to fix other fashion abominations)
it's about my girls' re-makes.

Take it away, Girls

sew much better!

Friday, August 27, 2010

perfectly normal behavior

Everyone was getting dressed to go celebrate
(a very late) 4th of July
with dear friends.
for the real deal
but was afraid they might be a bit cool once the sun went down.
Lily had other red white and blue clothes
but Lexi was lacking.
She had a t-shirt
and even a pair of red and white striped leggin's.
Problem is - the t-shirt
even though it's a definite 'girl-cut'
makes her look like a boy;
she needed a skirt.

Easy as Pie
(eating pie, that is, not making it)
I just chopped off the bottom of a shirt (sorry, Josiah!) at the arms
leaving several inches on the side - this was one wide short shirt!
serged what was now the top of the skirt
serged the sides together
and zig-zagged on some 7/8 inch elastic.
Took less than 10 minutes.

Everybody make clothes just minutes before walking out the door.