Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summertime T-Shirt Brigade

Here's something you may or may not know about me: on the weekends, I like to dress like a slob. Ok, ok, I'm exaggerating, but I really do have sort of a weekend uniform. And in the summertime, this includes cut off jeans and a t-shirt that has somehow, some way been deconstructed. Seriously, they are sort of my favorite thing. And though I know of many fancy ways to make fancy deconstructed t-shirts that look nice and polished and pretty, my current favorite is the quick and easy down and dirty Emergency T-shirt that I made up at my desk last fall. In essence, cut off the sleeves, cut out the neck, and fabricate little tie-on straps to hold it all up. There's no sewing, and it takes hardly any time at all. Talk about satisfying, right?
Since I've been enjoying these t-shirts all summer, I thought, why not whip some up to sell at this weekend's In God We Trust Backyard Bazaar? So I went out and accumulated some of the most hilarious, colorful t-shirts I could find at thrift shops, washed 'em on hot so no one would be skeeved out, and got to cutting. In just a few hours I'd made ten cute summer tees! So if you're in need of a cute girly t-shirt that says "I bowled my ass off in Detroit," or, one of my personal favorites, "Forget work, let's go to Grenada," then come see me this weekend.
But the fun doesn't stop there, people. If you have a t-shirt that's been kicking around your house that you love but would never wear, just bring it to the bazaar and we can transform it together. I'll bring the scissors, you bring the t-shirt, and in no time, you'll be dressed like a cutesy summertime slob, too.
Don't think you have the skill to do it? Well, here is a testamonial by way of physical evidence sent to me by my friend Sara who was sweltering in Arizona when she read my Emergency T-Shirt post last spring and was inspired to transform her awesome Hanson tee into a cute tank top. If Sara can do it, so can you!

This Saturday, June 23
12 - 6pm

In God We Trust

70 Greenpoint Ave (@ Franklin)
Brooklyn, NY

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