So I got this new completely adorable t-shirt from my new favorite restaurant. It’s pink and says, “Ghetto Fabulous” across the front. It’s hilarious. My new favorite restaurant serves chicken and waffles – the BEST chicken and waffles anywhere! – and is, indeed, in one of the oldest parts of South Phoenix.
Anyway, I thought this big pink shirt would be a perfect candidate for a makeover and decided to put a collar on it. I planned to buy a white shirt at the thrift store, use the collar and part of the front, and do a what I hoped would be a fairly simple insert.
THEN, my daughter said that she doesn’t want all those clothes I’ve been storing for her. I was delighted to hear it because the boxes take up quite a bit of space that I could use, so I went about sorting through what I should put in the giveaway, and what should be tossed or kept.
I found a pink striped button-up shirt in there that matches the above-mentioned t-shirt perfectly! It’s size small, and I am not, but the neck fits fine, so I am going to use it. It has 2 little pockets, which I will put on the sleeves, to tie the striped pattern to the rest of the shirt. The shirt has the restaurant logo on the back and the stripe colors are in the design, so it’s perfect!
Then I wondered how many more collared shirts were in those boxes…there were 39!!! Thirty-nine collars that I can use to transform my boxy souvenir t-shirts from all the places I’ve been. I love it!
UPDATE!!! Here it is! Isn’t it cute?! I chose to show it from the side because of the cute little pockets, but you can also see how nicely the collar from the cotton shirt fits right in to the cut away neckline of the t-shirt. ♥! 4 months ago