Friday, July 16, 2010

Flip-Flop Fridays with Shannon Makes Stuff

Hey It's Shannon over from ShannonMakesStuff and I am so excited to be here at Scraps N' Strings with all you fabulous followers! This is my first blog swap and I am excited to be sharing the experience with all of you!
For those of you who haven't seen me around blog world yet, I thought I would share a little of me with you! I am a mother of three young boys. I am married to a man in the middle of Nurse Anesthesia school which leaves me to run the show, you can follow my story here. I stay up way too late creating. I love any medium and any art or craft project. I try every day to hold on to being a little girly although as every night passes it seams to be slipping further and further away and the boy traits are creaping in. So I started a blog to share what I love, and keep me a little more me until my little girl comes into my home! A girl can dream right? Well, enough about me...on with the show...
I have created something for you that is a must have in every women's wardrobe. Have you ever had that perfect shirt but the neckline plunges a little too low? And it's WAY to hot to wear multiple layers, or you simply don't want to add the bulk? This is the solution.
Grab an old t-shirt and flip it upside down. In this case, I used one of my sons. Place the bottom hem of the shirt across your chest and hold it tight underneath your arms.

I place a bra on over my clothes so you can see what I am referring too. With the shirt in place make two snips on the side of the bra strap.

Take the shirt and lay it flat on the ground. Cut straight down from the snip marks about 7-10 inches. Then cut across the bottom to make a square piece.

You can now take this piece and pin it back in place across your chest.

Measure the width of your bra strap starting at the front inner going to the edge and then underneath to the other side and then add 1/2 inch. My measurement was 2 1/4 inches. Cut a piece of ribbon double this length. Fold the ribbon in half and pin the center of it to the edge of the shirt piece.

Here is a side view. The raw edges of the ribbon are underneath the shirt. (Make sure you fray checked the ends.)

Take the pin out of the shirt and put it back through the ribbon right where it was when it was attached to the shirt piece. Take a piece of velcro and attach it to the loop side of the ribbon piece ending at the pin.

Then on the raw edge side sew on the other side of the velcro piece.

Turn your shirt piece right side down and place the ribbon piece back in place. The center of the two velcro pieces should be placed on the edge of the shirt piece.

Sew a small rectangle to keep the ribbon piece in place.
Take your shirt piece and you can now tuck the ribbon underneath your bra strap and velcro it in place.
Put your plunging neckline shirt on, and there you have it!
A simple way to create that layered look without adding too much bulk.
You can also adjust the shirt piece by lowering it or raising it on your bra strap to get the perfect height of cover up for your needs.
And it's perfect for those of you who need to play it safe at the work place with it in place and then take it out for an instant change to head out for a night on the town.
I hope you will LOVE this piece in your wardrobe as much as I am loving it in mine! I would LOVE for you to come stop by at ShannonMakesStuff and see all my other tutorials from The Perfect Swimming Bag to Screen Printing! I guarantee I'll keep your creation jar full if you stop by and become a follower!


Kindra said...

What a wonderful idea! I love the look of multiple layers...but don't like the bulkiness of it. Yours is simple solution! Thanks for sharing!

Brandy said...

Wow, great idea!! I love that.

Anna See said...

Perfect solution! Thanks for sharing it!

Remodelaholic said...

This is absolutely genius! I am going to have to make this, it is too hot for layers, but necklines keep getting lower and lower-so this is great!

summer said...

fantastic idea!! i love easy, too...makes it even better!!

Summer @

Fabulous idea!!

Thanks so much for linking up!

Please stop by for another link party Friday! Also, I will be having a giveaway on Friday too!


Country Mouse said...

What a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing!:)

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