I found this large t-shirt for a QUARTER at the thrift store (with a bunch of others just like it) I bought it originally to use as painting shirt until I came across another blog where a girl changed it into a dress.
I feel as though it makes me look a bit square.
The sleeves were pretty long.
The shoulder length was too long so with the shirt on, I marked where my actual shoulder was.
Then I cut off the middle section.
The sleeve was now shorter than the shirt so I had to sew the remainder section.
I next sewed the sleeve back to the shirt.
Now for the elastic waist! I took my elastic and measured it around my waist.
With the dress back on, I started pinning where the elastic would go. (I also turned it around to the back) I then sewed the elastic down.
...add a belt and DONE!
Yay! New cute dress!
No longer large and baggy!
Here's what it looks like without the belt.
I bought these Ann Taylor Loft boyfriend cut pants years ago for $4.77! I still remember the price because they were such a great deal!
The downside- I really haven't worn them in a while because they were:
1. too long
2. too loose in the calf area
3. I really rather prefer skinny jeans.
but they fit pretty well in the thighs.
This might be the easiest remake for anyone to try- I placed a pin for how long I wanted the shorts to be and then cut them.
Getting ready to meet some friends and watch some USA Men's soccer!
I also found this headband which I am now in love with!
I rolled up the ends and left them frayed to give them a "distressed" look.
My fabulous friend and wonderful college roommate, Annalee, is getting hitched!
I am excited for her and her future hubby to be! :)
Her wedding colors are navy and ivory so I wanted something that had some navy in it.
This dress had these crazy sleeves/ shoulder design that made it very difficult to move in.
Last day at the beach and tonight is our "fancy" dinner night :)!
I gave my sister and mother a vote and they picked this dress.
It had this super fun and flowy skirt.
my dad also helped me take some fun before pictures!
Firs- be gone you shoulder pads!
This dress had a drop waist which looks TERRIBLE on me. I decided to seam rip the waist band from the top.
Then I cut the sleeves off the dress. (I liked the sleeves but they were WAY too large for my arms...)
Then I cut about three inches from the middle.
And hemmed the sides a little smaller.
I now pinned the shorter top to the bottom of the skirt and cut it short and...
Tada! New dress for our fancy family dinner! (I'm in the back of the car and not driving :):):))
Ahhhh! There is a giant crab!!!!
My fabulous amazing cousin, Courtney was wearing these SUPER large heels. Needless to say- we had to take a picture!
Today is Nautical Themed because...I am at the beach!
I found this super awesome beach cover up? Or is it a mumu? I'm actually not entirely sure how this dress is supposed to be worn. Or really what it is.
And it was a square with sleeves!
But I'm super excited about it!
First- be gone with these giant sleeves!
This dress was too long- but I liked the color blocking effect of the bottom of the dress. I solved this problem by cutting out the middle of the dress. (This was easy because I just cut a straight line across the dress)
I sewed the top to the bottom and then sewed the sides smaller. After that- I hemmed the sleeves and we are ready to go Outlet shopping!
Yupp- I'm a shoe shopper!
And next- a selfie in JCrew with my favorite sister. She's the best :)!
Hi! I'm Katie. I am a fun loving, adventurous DIY-er, designer and artist. You can find my artwork here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/3000yardsofthread