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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Drab to Fab for Free...who doesn't love Free?!


I am a pretty frugal person. I think this comes as quite a surprise to most people who don't know me. I do however, sometimes dream of what life would be like to walk into a store and never look at a price tag, purchasing whatever caught my attention...and then suddenly I snap out of it...$68...seriously???..for a T-Shirt???!!! This was my recent reaction as I drooled over a shirt that I thought was adorable at one of my favorite, higher end, boutiques. I love to browse and dream and get great ideas but, can you believe that people actually pay $68 for a t-shirt?
I have to admit, I really loved the shirt, I just couldn't fathom the cost so, I thought...I could make that.

I went straight to my closet and picked out a scoop neck fitted t-shirt...


You know all the buttons that come in those little bags as extra's on outfits. I usually stash them all in a drawer. I pulled 3 of them out that had just the right amount of bling and that I thought looked good together. I placed them unevenly around the neckline.

Then I used some embroidery floss and an upholstery needle and stitched them in place.

I took out my collection of random beads and strung them along the neckline, attaching the string of beads securely at the top shoulder seams and then again at each button.

I draped a few extra strings of beads just between the buttons, and there you have it...


My version of the $68 t-shirt for..."FREE"!!! I think it turned out pretty cute and whoever says they don't LOVE that price is crazy.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it! What a great way to bring some class to your wardrobe!
-Chanise

The DIY Show Off said...

So pretty! I love "free"! You did a fantastic job and I'm so glad you linked to the DIY Project Parade! :)

Roeshel

Liz said...

It did look totally awesome!! Even better in person. I totally love the skirt too! New?

GroverFamily said...

great job!

Sew Crafty Meg said...

That is beautiful! You did an awesome job re-doing your T!

Dee said...

What a great idea! Cute and free...two of my favoite things!

Misty said...

Great job! I'll bet yours looks better than that $68.00 t-shirt too!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!!

The Bearded Lady (Laura) said...

GREAT JOB!! I really love this drab to fab project!!! It turned out lovely!!

Thank you for sharing!

Shayna Mills said...

Wow, fantastic job, I love it.

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

That's an awesome idea. I know FREE is always the best price.

Anna

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

Love this shirt! I remember seeing it last week, I can't believe I didn't leave a comment then! Such a great makeover!

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