Today I want­ed to wear my pink tunic/dress, but I need­ed to lay­er it with something.

All the tank tops are in the wash.

I have a pile of wait­ing-for-ideas-to-mod­i­fy cloth­ing in my clos­et (“you mean, the pile of rags in your clos­et,” said Mike). Ok, fine, the pile o’rags.

And I found this shirt that was giv­en to me, from a cer­tain Iron­work Fit­ness health club in south­ern Ontario. It fits well, and I like the colour and the length of it, but I don’t work out. I would feel bad wear­ing this shirt just as it is, as if I were pre­tend­ing that I work out.

At first I just cut away the sleeves and the col­lar, but the arm­holes turned out too big, so I decid­ed to low­er the shoul­der seams, as shown in my nifty dia­gram here.


All done before I had to leave for work.


It’s noth­ing spec­tac­u­lar. The mod­i­fy­ing is pret­ty sim­ple, and I work pret­ty late so I have plen­ty o’time in the morn­ing. Also, I work in a rather casu­al set­ting, so I can get away with wear­ing a cut-up shirt because 4 year-olds have more impor­tant things on their minds than to care about what I’m wearing.

If you want to see some real­ly amaz­ing refash­ion­ing, check out New Dress A Day! That is, if you haven’t come across it already…

In fact, I was just catch­ing up on NDAD’s posts, and that was what moti­vat­ed me to make some­thing with the pile o’rags today. Even though it’s just mak­ing a few cuts and sewing a cou­ple of lines. I’m rather pleased with it. I liked it with the pink dress.

Hap­py Thurs­day! :D