Monday, March 15, 2010

T-shirt cardigans

So here's what happened; I was in town running an errand on Saturday, and decided to stop in at Wal-Mart just to look around and maybe get a few things. I am so glad I did! The first thing I saw in the women's section was about five or six racks of clothes on sale for $1 each. I am pretty sure I squealed. I can't even find things for that price at thrift stores, let alone new!
Most of them were too small for me, but I filled a cart with clothes for my little sister, and now she has a new Spring wardrobe, which she really needed.
The only things I could find for me were long sleeved shirts and one turtleneck, which I hate. For some reason long sleeved shirts just don't fit me very well. I never wear them, but I couldn't pass up such a good deal, so I bought them and refashioned them into casual cardigans!

By "refashion" I mean I cut a line straight up the middle. I also cut off about an inch of the collar at an angle on this one. I like it a lot, it's really comfortable.

The next one is a slightly different shirt. It was already a v-necked shirt so I didn't have to fix the collar on this one. I just cut a line up the middle and I was able to wear it to work today. This one I like to wear pinned at the top. I am planning on sewing on a ribbon tie or something so I don't have to use a safety pin.
This one was the turtleneck, so it is a little thicker. I don't like this one as much, the color is so bright! I probably will just wear this around the house. You can't really see in this picture, but I have it closed in front with two giant safety pins, maybe three inches long. They are amazingly handy and convenient but they look like a fashion statement. I love my giant safety pins.
Here is a closer picture of the top. Because it was a turtleneck, I just cut straight up through the middle and now it looks like a big collar.
Lastly here is one of the ones I made for my little sister. Some of the shirts I bought her were too low cut, but they make adorable little cardigans! I used another giant safety pin to close it at the top, but I will probably add a ribbon tie later.

Anyway, that's what I've been up to recently. Sorry about the awful pictures, I couldn't find the camera so I had to use my webcam!
Coming up tomorrow... probably a post about Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott.



-Bess- said...

Wow! $1 is my favorite price (unless, of course, it's a price less than a dollar, then that's my favorite). =) I love your clever & creative refashions! Cute & smart! Hope you have a great week!
P.S.: Give my regards to Maude.

Celine said...

You know, I was just at Wal-mart, and they had things for $2 and $3, not $1!
Well, I guess $2 is still a very low price... but not as amazing as $1!

Mackenzie said...

Those are so cute! I wish I had talent for altering clothes. Would make finding things to wear so much easier. And wal mart's prices are great. :)

Cheri said...

How creative! Would you mind if I were to link to this post from my sewing blog in the near future?

Jane said...

Of course I wouldn't mind! I would love to be linked to. Thanks! : )

Victoria said...

Those all look really cute! Very creative idea.