This spring has been tough on my wardrobe – especially my shirt wardrobe. I haven’t had any success finding tops that look good and come in a color other than white, black or gray. I was ready to go buy some inexpensive basic t-shirts and embellish them for Italy – I had some success with that last summer – but the lack of color available stalled my efforts.
But lately, Kristi’s been posting her embellished tees, and so my desire to revisit this idea was reborn. I bought a simple white tee for the first project. In lieu of buying a full second t-shirt to cut-up for embellishments, I just cut up an old white t-shirt that we had laying around the house. I cut it into one strip, ruffled it, then sewed it around the collar with this top from J Crew in mind.
Not bad, but still a white t-shirt. I’ve got white covered. So I dyed it. I took a glance at my color coded closet and noticed that the teal section was plenty full, green and orange could use a boost, and purples and pinks were in dire need of refreshment. I started with a dark purple mix in honor of baseball season – I’ve got Rockies games to look cute at, dammit.