When the Shade clothing company was having their going out of business sale, I got this shirt for $3. I tried it on over my clothes at this big warehouse sale where the mirror was at an angle. It was a little wide, but I thought a belt would do the trick.
Little did I know, it looked like a tent on me. The shoulders made me look like a football player. Yuck. Something had to be done.
My mom helped me remove the sleeves and I used the fabric to make flowers to adorn the neck.
I used 4 templates of a variety of sizes to cut the circles. The largest is about 2 inches.
Cut the circles out of the fabric.
Fold a circle in half three times and cut off the corners. Make them nice and rounded and even.
When you open it up it it will look like a flower.
Repeat for all sizes of circles.
Stack the flowers, largest to smallest. For the large flowers I used all four and for the small ones I used the smallest three sizes.
Stitch each flower onto the collar of the shirt, sewing a pearl bead to the center. I alternated the large flowers with the small flowers.
It needs a good ironing, but it's a brand new shirt!
For winter I can wear a long sleeve white t-shirt underneath, and when it gets warm again I will switch to a short sleeved shirt.
A belt at the waist gives the shirt some shape.
Bad hair day!
I also like it with my favorite blue cardi.
Do you have anything in your closet that doesn't fit well? Could you make a simple change like this so that you'll wear it again?