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31 Days: Creative Habit – Day 6: You Can’t See Me

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So, I got a pretty good night’s sleep finally! It’s been a LONG week and weekend, so when nap time hit (my “creative habit” time), I was ready to make something, but something small. (My skirt will have to wait for another day.)

A few weeks ago, I added “camo” to my thrift wishlist. I didn’t even really know what I wanted – just something camo – pants, a shirt, something. I haven’t been able to find anything.

But last week, I was at Target, looking for something for BB’s Halloween costume. (Yes, there will be costume posts in the future – you know I love a good costume.) I saw they had camo t-shirts in the little boy’s section on clearance. Clearance at Target is almost as good as thrifting. I wanted it to be a little drapey, so I got a boy’s XL.

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And that’s just how it looked – like a boy’s shirt – sleeves too long, neck too high, not super flattering. (Yep, that’s a streaky mirror. My tripod broke, so I’m resorting to selfies in a mirror and having Husband snap some photos.)

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I used my rotary cutter and mat to chop off 4 inches on the sleeves.

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Then I used scissors to carefully cut away the neckband.

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The way this t-shirt is constructed, there is a reinforced seam at the back of the neckband. I just left this intact and cut above it.

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I took scissors to the waistband hem as well.

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I’m not going to hem the edges because, with jersey, there isn’t really any fraying. If you pull at the raw edges of jersey, they will just curl up. That’s why I love working with t-shirts.

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After cutting off all the hems, the t-shirt has a much more flattering silhouette.

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I had Husband take the after photos. At night. In bad lighting. Most had children running through them. Or my eyes were closed. Also Husband is significantly taller than I am, so I look very short in all of them. This one was the best. Seriously. (On a related note: Do you have a tripod you love? What kind is it?)

And that bracelet? It’s a score from the Rummage Sale. It came with the necklace and a pair of clip-on earrings. I bought several other vintage jewelry pieces (I know, it’s a weakness), but this bracelet is my favorite.

PS – I’m thinking about doing this with this shirt:

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via octane

Have you ever tried it? How did it turn out?

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This post is part of a 31 day series. Find all the posts in this series here.

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