The other day I bought a Hanes tee-shirt at Walmart for 6.88. It was another of my usual "shopping for clothes" escapades where I grab something without trying it on after I have my cart loaded with groceries.
When I tried it on at home it fit quite lovely... except after wearing it for 15 minutes I noticed that it scratched and picked at my skin in the spots where that goofy machine stitching was all around the neck and the raglan sleeves. Dang... I hate when that happens!
I am one of those fidgety people who cut tags out of clothing because they irritate the boogers out of me!
I know... you get what you pay for you may be thinking to yourself.
But wait! What if I turned the thing inside out and wore it that way? It actually had kind of a good funky look that suits me fine and it didn't feel itchy...except... the Hanes logo and SIZE XLG was stamped right on the fabric at eye level where you know... everyone standing in a line anywhere can read what's on the back of your shirt. Now maybe I'm a little vain ... but I don't think it's anyone's business what size my tee shirts are. That's kind of private information don't you think?
So here's the next brainy idea I had and one that kind of reminded me of my high school days. We were always redoing our clothing back then... splitting the sides on a pair of jeans and making them even wider on the bottom by sewing wild colorful fabrics on. Good little Hippies that we were... jean jackets were embellished with peace signs and such. Sound familiar?
So today it felt pretty "righteous" to be sewing something on a tee. Even if it was a little tame heart cut from a pair of old faded and worn stripe ticking shorts that I pulled from the rag bag.
I'm wondering now if there's anything else in my closet that I could be wearing if I took time to get creative... what about you? Have you revamped or enhanced a piece of clothing more to your liking?
I want to know!!