How to Make a Perfect Fitting Boyfriend Tee + tutorial

foggydress_boyfriend tee I don’t know why I keep calling this a “boyfriend tee” when really it’s my husband’s, but you get what I mean: a loose, slouchy-fitting top that may or may not have formerly belonged  to a boyfriend/husband/male.

Some people can just throw on a big tee and it somehow looks flawless. But I usually have to make a few adjustments here, sew a little there, before it actually works on me.

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If you have a sewing machine handy, you can fix those wide shoulders and those longs sleeves to make them more feminine and flattering. More photos & a tutorial after the jump!

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temporary graphic tee (for a Dodger’s game!) + tutorial

foggydress_tempteeI needed a tee for the LA Dodger’s game, but since I rarely go to them (the last game I’d been to was in high school!) it’s not like I have any Dodger paraphernalia. I needed a cheap alternative to buying one.

So, I came up with this:

foggydress_tempteeThe temporary graphic tee.

 It’s the cheap and versatile  way to be a fan of, well, anything!foggydress_tempteefoggydress_tempteefoggydress_tempteefoggydress_temptee See the full tutorial and more baseball pictures, after the jump! Continue reading

Make a DRESS from a BIG TEE! + tutorial

foggydress_tee I’m going to be honest here. I love big, oversized tees and sweaters. My PJ’s are just some extra-large printed shirts that I found at the GAP for $5. I sometimes run little errands in them and hope that I don’t run into anyone I know (so far I’ve had great luck with that!). So when I saw this big tee at Walmart for only $3, I of course wanted it for some new bedtime attire. Then I thought, why not sew it into something that is super comfy, but can be “dressed up” (so glad hight waisted belts are in!) so I can actually wear it in public??

foggydress_tee Here’s a fun tutorial on how to DIY your very own Big Tee Dress. Feel free to snooze in it all night long, and then run out to the grocery store in the morning. No one will ever know!

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dress: in a big TEE

I couldn’t resist buying an XXL tee from Walmart for only $3. What should I make with it???

I already have

so

many

ideas.

DIY: turn your hip belt into a waist belt

I know the big thing in the blogging world is to tie a knot with your belt around your waist…but sometimes I want a clean, tucked away belt, cinched around my waist. No loose ends!

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Ok so I’ve never seen a tutorial about this, but then again I’m pretty new to the blogger-sphere world…

This is something I did a few years ago, when I was tired of have a wagging-loose-end of a belt hanging behind me. I have a few belts with enough holes to fit around my hips/jeans, but since I have wide hips and a small waist, I couldn’t use the belts interchangeably without doing the knot-tie thing. So here’s what I did…

Supplies:

  • a belt! preferable genuine leather, but not required
  • an “ouchless” elastic hair tie (I use the GOODY brand from Walmart), clear (or black)
  • a tack or nail (something sharp & pointy)
  • a marker

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Directions:

  1. Put the belt around the smallest part of your waist.
  2. Hold the spot where you’d imagine the hole to go through (I left a little extra room for layering!)
  3. Mark the back with a marker/sharpie (I used a metallic one, it show’s up better on dark colored leather)
  4. From the backside, press the tack firmly
  5. Push through to the other side, twisting the pin and expanding the hole
  6. Force the belt hook through the newly formed hole (it’ll be tight at first, but the more you use it, the looser it’ll get)
  7. Now for securing that loose belt end! Take your clear elastic hair tie and STRETCH it! You think it’ll break but it won’t. Then put it on the end of your belt.
  8. Now double it, so that it is tightly secured around your belt end.
  9. Pull it down, almost all the way to the other end of the belt.
  10. Secure the loose end by putting it through the elastic!belt

Hope this was helpful!

hugs, hanalei