What can you get for a dollar fifty???? I milk shake. A bottle of water. A couple of candy bars. OR a new church outfit. My yard-sale-ing finally paid off for me. I usually don't look for clothes for me, but since the whole RE-purposing bug hit me, I have been looking with a totally different focus.
At my first yard sale of the year I found this shirt. I thought it was cute, but it was an X-large. I almost left it there, but I loved the beads around the neck (it is like a shirt and a necklace in one). Plus the price was right--fifty cents.
I had TWO problems with my XL shirt. It was too wide and TOOO long. SO first I sewed down each side seam--taking it in about 3 inches on each side. Then I just cut off the extra. This worked great because it also made the arm holes smaller. Then once I had it skinny enough, I cut the bottem cuff off and saved it. Then I cut off about 4 inches and sewed the bottem cuff back on---that way it looked just like before BUT smaller.