The “Black & Blue” Dress
- Fabric: two Old Navy t-shirts that are way too big on me
- Pattern: none
- Year: 2012
- Notions: thread (stash)
- First worn: September 28, 2012
- Wear again?: It’s a little young for me, but…
- Total price: $0
Before we get to the dress, here’s the soundtrack. And it will all make sense at the end.
I’ve been hanging on to these t-shirts for some time even though they’ve been too big on me for over a year. I sleep in them or exercise in them occasionally, when nothing else is clean. And I love the shade of blue of the one. But, alas, because they are too big they make me look ultra frumpy, and the blue one finally got some underarm stains on it. Yuck. But have they outlived their usefulness? Their fashionableness? NO!
Wielding my shining
sword scissors I hacked them up and sewed the parts back together in no time (1 1/2 hours start to finish on Tuesday). And now I have a very form-fitting color block dress that seems maybe just a bit too trendy for me.
I left the seams on the outside for a sense of dimension (and to draw the eye away from areas of my body that aren’t perfectly smooth). I can see this as a good Halloween party dress with some spiderweb tights, can’t you? But since I wouldn’t wear it to work or church, I guess the only time it will see the light of day will be on date nights. And that’s good enough for me. After all, it’s not like it’s taking up any more room than the two t-shirts did. :)
BTW, I totally want to open a coffee bar and blues music club called Black & Blue now. Get the connection with the song? “The Blues are Brewin’.” Oh, and before any of you mentions it in the comments, I know I should have made the left sleeve blue, but remember: pit stains.