Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
This is the other shirt I found at the free clothes closet. I didn’t really care that it had a logo on the front.
I cut up the sides like this.
Then angled toward the collar for the next cut.
Cut around the collar at the back leaving a 1/2 inch for a hem.
Then repeated the same thing on the other side. Now it looks like this.
I decided to add a bit of lace to make it a little more feminine. This is how the collar looks now.
I turned it over and added lace to the bottom edge, upside down.
Turn it back over to the front, fold it up, and mark three lines. One in the center and one on each side of that. Equally spaced. I sewed on the marked lines which created 4 pockets.
I sewed a small hem all the way around the outside except the bottom of the pockets. Go up one side, around the collar, and down the other side. I next took one sleeve and cut it into strips. I sewed those strips into two ties and sewed those on.
The shirt now looks like this. Aprons are starting to be popular again. I can use this one to hold my fabric markers, chalk, thread snips, and other things while at the quilting machine.
Easy to do and best of all it was free. The lace was in my notions stash.