Friday, January 07, 2011

101 Tees: Lacy Tee Makeover

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My lacy top makeover.

As an ex-costumer for film, I can't help but be obsessed with my outfits for filming.  I love shopping for them, altering them and choosing just the right accessories for them.  My sister helps me, I plan way in advance and I drive my hubby nuts with my makeshift fashion shows.


I fell in love with this lacy tee with ruffled sleeves but the color was so WRONG for me! The price was $14.99, so that was perfect.  I can't stand spending big bucks on clothes for filming because they always get ruined with paint and Mod Podge.  I guess ruined sounds harsh....lets just say they get enhanced with craft supplies.  :)


I had two options.
1. Return the shirt.
2. Dye the shirt.

As you can see, I whipped up a batch of hot water and wine colored RIT dye.  I soaked a my pre-washed tee for about 20 minutes in the dye bath.

Then I rinsed her clean, washed in cold and hung dry.  It turned out perfect!!!  I was jumping for joy!  My made-over tee and made it's TV debut today.  I wore it for the Kitschy Kitchen episode of  Plaid Craft TV.

5 comments:

  1. Wow! It really turned out beautiful!!!
    It looks GREAT!! You are very inspiring!!!
    I also love the apron on the dress form!!!
    I don't have cable tv so I don't get any craft networks or shows!! :(
    Sylvia

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  2. Sylvia, Our new show are going to be online! They roll out in Spring! Everyone will get to watch! :)

    P.s. I love my new shirt!

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  3. Anonymous9:23 PM

    what are the effects in the washing machine when you wash it with normal clothing?

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  4. Hi, The tee washes fine in the machine. You just need to make sure the dye is completely out of the top. Also - wash in cold and I like to hang dry.

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  5. I can't believe that's the same shirt! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your tips and ideas. I am a new fan :)

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Cathie

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