Week 29′s D2T2 again found me alone to pursue a creative endeavor. And I chose clothes.
Those who know me are aware of my lack of shopping genes. Pair that with my
cheapness frugality, and I end up with a closet filled with the same-old same-old for years on end. But I’m a total girl. So of course I want to occasionally try and look cute. It just doesn’t always work. It’s hard out here for a pimptress, y’all.
Anyhoo, I stumbled upon an amazing blog that about made my heart skip a beat. It’s called WobiSobi and I am super in love with this gal’s creativity. She takes old clothes, thrift store finds and ill-fitting deals and turns them into super-cool, stylin’ duds. And a lot of her creations don’t require any sewing. Wha?
The first project I tried was her brilliant re-style of a man’s shirt into a gal’s summer shirt. I had an island-themed soiree to attend and I absolutely did not want to buy a darned thing to fit the wardrobe request. But I did want to honor the hostess’ theme. Quandary? Yes. Deal breaker? No. I asked Mister for one of his old island-themed shirts (something he was going to donate to charity anyway), and I started following the WobiSobi chick’s tutorial. This one was a sewing machine project. And it turned out pretty well.
Next came a zillion t-shirt projects. Okay – I didn’t tackle a zillion, but I did bang out quite a few. My faves ended up being this year’s Rock Camp Volunteer shirt (tutorial here), shown above. Then I tried a tie-in-front number (tutorial here). I also tackled her one-shoulder number (tutorial here).
I’m pretty enamored with WobiSobi and I look forward to discovering more of her cool ideas. It is incredibly satisfying to fashion an oversized men’s t-shirt into a cute girl shirt. With WobiSobi, I satisfied my closet’s needs and my wallet’s. Kudos to this awesome chick!