Yes, there was a post yesterday afternoon, but it was so mind-blowingly magical that you could only see it if you’ve seen a unicorn. I challenge you to prove otherwise. The alternative version of that story would involve me posting a picture of myself looking all haggard and worn thin, but I already scared a small bunny into leaping into a trap so I could capture it with this face, so I will stick with the unicorn thing.
Today I am excited to introduce to you Christie from A Lemon Squeezy Home. The name of her blog makes me think of a things like refreshing lemonade and big affectionate hugs, and you know what, that seems about right. Christie’s blog sounds like somewhere that you’d always want to visit, and I know I sure do. And I’m so glad that Christie is visiting over here today, not only guest posting but even with a tutorial! She’s not the first guest who was going to do a roundup and wound up doing a tutorial, either… I tell ya, this thrifty thing, it sucks you in. Speaking of sucking you in, I don’t know about you guys but I think I’m going to have to take August off just to do all the awesome tutorials that were shared this month, including this adorable one! Gumdrops and jellybeans, isn’t little B just the cutest with her giant bow headband.
After you’re done reading this post, you should run over to check out the Science Camp that Christie put on with Sabra of Sew A Straight Line and Sabra’s sister. Words cannot even express how cool. I want to go. Or send my kids. Or send my kids to grandma’s and go by myself.
Hello there! I’m happy to be here on Laura’s fun blog today! I have enjoyed getting to know Laura through our emails and her hilarious comments she’s always leaving. She makes me laugh out loud quite frequently. I love a person with good humor!
At first when she asked me to participate I wasn’t planning on doing a tutorial, but after I found some long sleeved shirts at Wal-mart for $2.00 and bought them to shorten the sleeves, I realized that this would be the perfect thrifty, super easy item for her theme.
First, take your shirt and measure about 4” down and cut, making sure you have your cut at the same angle as the original sleeve is cut.
So I cut four inches down, then a cut 1” from that, then another cut 3/4” inch from there. See picture below.
Now just layer the 3/4” strip on top of the 1” strip.
Pin to shirt sleeve, making sure to line up seams.
Sew closely to either edge of the 3/4” strip. I realize that my stitching is crooked, but since it’s an unfinished edge now, I think it works.
You could do the same thing, even more simplified with just a 1” strip.
B was excited it matched her purple headband.
She even let you see her cheesiest grin she could muster :).
Yay for a couple more summer shirts for super cheap!