I was rummaging at the local thrift store looking for cotton shirts for quilting on a $2 per bag day and came across this shirt.
I’ve been trying to spruce up my wardrobe and quit wearing things that are so plain and so predictable. When shopping I have purposely been trying on things I don’t typically wear. Bling and sequins are so not me…so this shirt was the perfect candidate for me to wear to get out of my plain and predictable phase.
I put the shirt in the bag and brought it home. I was showing my daughter Kalissa and she said, “Bling…really? Where is my mother? She doesn’t wear bling.” Then I tried it on and she liked it. That’s when we realized a button was missing. No wonder the person gave the shirt away.
I looked in the seam..no extra buttons…shucks. After a little assessment, I thought I could make it work. I took a scissor and cut off the lowest button loop.
I took the corresponding button off and sewed it into the spot where the missing button was.
The shirt was originally suppose to have four buttons. Now that I removed the bottom button and loop, it only has three…no big deal at all. While I was working on the shirt, I realized that button number one was ready to fall off too so I resewed it on as well. The whole mending job took five minutes.
All in all….it’s a good addition to my cheapskate wardrobe. Total cost of the shirt… 20 cents! It always amazes me when people give away clothing because they don’t know how to mend. I guess their loss is my gain.
Yep, I get alot of my stuff at the thrift store. Can’t see spending $40 on a pair of pant, wearing it to work and spilling bleach on it! LOL BTW, I work in a lab.
Good for you – I have found a few things at the local thrift shop to add to my wardrobe though I usually go there for the grand kids. And maybe a shirt or two for a quilt! ;-)
Wow! When you go out of your comfort zone, you go way out. Good for you for stepping out!
What a lovely colour. Great rescue job.
You go mamma!