Mama, wife, nurse, trying to be the breadwinner and the bread maker. Working full time to hold it all together.
A "New" Shirt And A Ghetto Latte
This weekend while I was at work a girl sat down next to me and was wearing this really cute shirt. I looked at the shirt and thought, oh man I could make that so easily! I have no idea where her shirt was from, but it inspired me. So I took a couple shirts that I bought for a few dollars from Goodwill and created some inspired shirts. This one is like the one the girl was wearing, but I thought that it was so easy, I could put the ribbon anywhere on the shirt. So I combined this with my love of leggings. Here's my how to. You can have a brand new shirt in literally two minutes with nothing more than a shirt, a pair of scissors and a ribbon.
First, find a shirt you want to use. This one I got at Goodwill but hadn't worn yet, I felt it just needed something.
I put it on, found where I wanted the ribbon to go and cut a little hole so I would know where to fold the shirt. Then I folded the shirt and made little cuts all the way around. The cuts don't have to be very big at all, like half the width of the ribbon you're going to use.
Then cut the shirt all the way around, each hole about an inch apart.
Then take your ribbon and start to weave it through the holes.
When the ribbon is woven all the way through, tie it into a bow.
Then you're all set to go! I wore this with leggings, boots and a long sleeve shirt underneath. It was surprisingly warm for a mid November day
Now you say, oh wait! Is that a Starbucks latte in your hand? I would say, well, let me tell you how to be cheap. On a budget a latte blows through a good portion of my weekly fun money. So I get a coffee with sugar free peppermint mocha syrup, then I add one packet of sweetener and cream, then, hoila! A ghetto latte that tastes just like the one that costs $4 more. You can do it with any kind of flavoring, and when it's sugar free the only calories are in the cream. So my ghetto latte cuts out a a couple hundred calories and $4.
When I got home tonight, I made the shirt in the above picture. First I put the purple shirt inside of another shirt that had a neckline that I really liked. Then I traced the neckline with a pen.
And cut it down so that it wasn't so high and tight.
Because I was doing the neckline I couldn't get it to just fold over nicely for me to cut. I had to pin it so that I could cut the holes.
Then I again cut slits about every inch or inch and a half. I then unpinned and wove the ribbon through. The result was the shirt in the first picture. Sooooo easy!