Friday, March 16, 2018

St. Patrick's Day T-shirt

 Hello Readers. Tomorrow is Saint Patrick's Day. American's love this holiday. It is a good reason to celebrate and have fun. We eat wear green and eat green food. Here is a super cute  kid video about who St. Patrick was.
 I wanted to wear some green for this special day of course and I wanted to refashion this shirt I got from my hubby. (It got a little too tight for him, but it was baggy on me and it started my refashion idea.)

Here is the shirt. It says IRELAND across the front.It was a souvenir from a relatives trip to the Emerald Isle. I also had this green shirt that didn't fit me very well. It was too short and loose. I decided to put them together.

And the two shall become one.
I cut the 3/4 length sleeves off the green shirt. I was left with a green muscle shirt. 
(If I get some bicep muscles I could wear this to show them off.)

I attached the green sleeves to the blue sleeves. It added some green to the shirt that I needed for the holiday. It also covered my arms because it is so cold where I live. It was warmer last month, I thought we were in for an early spring. It is now cold and windy and awful outside. I need to wear long sleeves.
I made the blue shirt shorter and more narrow so it would fit better.

Have you ever tried to take a picture with a toddler nearby? This little guy doesn't care if it is St. Patrick's Day or not. He just wanted the "Irish" glasses.

Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.
And Happy St. Patrick's Day!

*Year end update- I loved this shirt but the washer ate this too. That washer started destroying clothes and needed to be replaced.


Angel On The Edge said...

Oh I love what you've done with the shirt!! Looks fab, fitted and long sleeved. Happy St. Patrick's Day from Ireland, love seeing your projects, xxx

KD said...

Good save! Your little leprechaun is very cute!

I Can Work With That said...

What a great place to get a comment from on St. Patrick's Day! Thanks!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks! He is a spunky one.

Anonymous said...

Cute re-fashion!

Just wondering if you did the alterations on a sewing machine machine or a serger and how you did the bottom hem?

Christine K.

I Can Work With That said...

Hi Christine, Thanks for the comment/question. I didn't use a serger because I don't have one. (I wish I did.)
T-shirts don't fray so you don't have to serge the cut edge to keep it together. It could be done on a serger though, if you have one.
I left the bottom of the shirt unfinished, I like that look on T-shirts.
I hope that helps.