How 2 shirts became 1

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I love to thrift. I think it’s crazy that everyone doesn’t do it. Finding a good deal is so ridiculously exciting I could almost pee my pants. I also like hunting for things that can be made into other things. That means I get to have a 1 of a kind thing that no one else has. That is what this story is about. I was shopping at one of my favorite thrift stores on half price day, which by the way is fabulous and chaotic all at the same time. I found 2 shirts that I really loved. Not because they were cute, that is for sure, but because they were such pretty colors. I didn’t know what I would do at first, but I knew I would come up with a plan.

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This green shirt is obviously too small.

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This blue grandma shirt has shoulder pads. Yuck!

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Ta-da! Here is the finished product! I added a panel to the front and back and then add strips of green to create a ladder. I shortened the sleeves, and then had to take in the sides a little bit since the shirt got wider when I added the panels.

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I’m watching you!

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Here is an up close picture of some of the details.

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This picture is just for fun. I’m not even really sure how it happened.

This weekend just so happens to start competition season for the studio where I teach dance. And this shirt just so happens to be the same colors as productions costumes. Happy accident? I think so. It must be a divine sign that I need to wear it to competition this weekend. I think so!

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