9 hours ago
Thursday, July 14, 2011
As I continue to procrastinate on my Mexico post (the big ones always intimidate me so!) I thought I'd share some pics I took last week of an easy-peasy tee shirt rework I did on this early 80's Police concert tee. It had been sitting unworn since I thrifted it like a year ago.
It was pretty grimey when I found it on the dollar rack at Community Thrift in San Francisco, but I love The Police and it's almost impossible to find old concert tees that have been worn to that perfect level of softness in the thrift stores anymore (let alone one from a band you actually like), so I took it home and gave it a good oxiclean soaking. This took care of all but the still faintly remaining pit stains, I know, ew right?
So I tossed it into the Bermuda Triangle of my closet (aka the box of clothes to be altered one day, but probably never). You may have one of these too. I know that some of you actually do alter these clothes though, and in my attempts to be more like you, I finally took out the scissors and turned my somewhat boxy, slightly pit-stained yet otherwise rad 80's relic into a pleasantly swingy summertime tank. Tadaa!
Anyway, I was happy with how it turned out and I got several compliments on it throughout the day :)
You can click on the picture below for a better look at how I sliced it up. I used the very ends of the sleeves for the ties at the shoulders.
Just a super simple, no sewing required, way to make a boxy thrift store tee a bit more wearable and summery!