The other day I was in ShopKo and saw a super cute peasant shirt, which I did not buy because I am excruciatingly cheap and it was $11.00. Abe Lincoln is in pain, I am pinching him so hard. To ease my thrifty soul, I decided to sew peasant tops from men’s t-shirts.
How awesome is it that you can go from this:
in about an hour; and then to this:
The only changes I made to the tutorial were subbing ribbon in for the elastic, and not using the armband casings.
I don’t do white clothes because I’m clumsy they stain too easily, so I threw each one into a dye bath after I finished sewing it.
The 3-pack of men’s tees I bought was a bit over $7, and when you include the dye, thread, and ribbon each finished top probably cost around $3.25. Not bad!