Remaking a Plain White T-Shirt and Jean Shorts into a Fabulous Ensemble
I am super excited for today’s post. I’ve had this pair of short and this top for a while now. Having plain shorts and a plain white t-shirt is great if you want to pair it with something more intricate, loud, or flashy.
But I didn’t like either of these pieces for that purpose. This is perhaps because both pieces scream “Do something with me!!!” And do something, I shall. Time for a refashion!
Let’s get rid of that not-so-well-done hem job on the shorts.
Iron it out.
I’m going to throw in some lace, too …
Into the dye bath we go.
Let’s dip dye the shirt.
We’ll dip dye the shorts, too, but a string is needed to hang them so they don’t fall in.
On second thought, that string is great idea. I’m going to dip dye the sleeves of the shirt too.
After thoroughly rinsing with cold water, I let the ensemble sun dry, and then threw them in the dryer, then washer, then dryer again. They are ready for some upcycling.
I got some sequins for the bottom of the shirt, but alas, it wasn’t wide enough!!
Some really fancy ribbon, cut up into pieces, to the rescue.
Add some of that dyed lace and a flower on top of the ribbon.
I had some extra pieces of ribbon, so I’m going to add them to the sleeves and collar.
And we are all done.
Wow!! Best remake I’ve done yet! Close-ups of the sleeve and collar: