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Green Shirt Dress

Brian and I were on our way to a wedding when I found this little gem. As wedding photographers, it’s rare that we have a Saturday off so we try to make the most of the other days of the week! (Let me tell you, as rough as getting up early on Saturdays can be, lazy Tuesday mornings help out a lot!) If we have a wedding that is out of town we try to make a mini vacation out of it and travel the day before and squeeze in some sort of adventure. Brian’s idea of adventure usually consists of eating somewhere new that claims to have that city’s best burger or biggest ice-cream sundae. My idea of adventure is tracking down an untapped thrift store full of clothing just begging to be refashioned!

On this particular day, Brian found the perfect combo! A Salvation Army next door to a Philly cheesesteak restaurant. Talk about a win-win! Now, if you watch The Office as much as Brian and I do, you know that a win-win-win is actually better that just a win-win., but we were pretty satisfied.

green t shirt before-101This green dress was only a dollar and is made out of a really nice jersey knit. It’s very comfortable! I thought about keeping it a dress but it turns out that I have a lot of dresses in my closet already! So I thought a simple tee shirt would be more practical! The dress itself was a little big as a dress but once I chopped off the bottom it seemed to be the right fit for an oversized shirt. I traced a shirt that I already owned and made it a little shorter in the front and a little longer in the back… I didn’t realize it until the exact moment when I typed that, but I apparently gave this shirt a mullet hair cut.

I also trimmed the sleeves and rolled them up and tacked them into place. I didn’t give the bottom of the shirt a hem. I could have but I really the loved the way the bottom of that fabric rolled up and because it’s a knit fabric it won’t start to unravel or fray. green shirt after-102green shirt after-106green shirt after-104

I can’t stop wearing this shirt because it’s so comfortable!