I've been beefing up my summer wardrobe in preparation for my first trip to Mexico. The only thing I need now is a cover-up for my swimsuit. But cheapskate that I am, I didn't want to spend anything for it.
So.....I got creative.
I went to the thrift store and got the largest white T-shirt I could find (I wanted my cover up to be plenty roomy)
I found this one:
See? Just a plain white T.
(crap, now I'm gonna get a zillion searches for the band)
So BOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING. The shirt, not the band.
I did some Googling and some YouTube surfing and came up with a plan to spruce it up just a bit.
First, I cut the bottom into strips like this:
That was okay, but I can't cut a straight line to save my life and it was WAY obvious. Fortunately, when you PULL on T-Shirt material, it kinda rolls up so all of your crooked cuts are camouflaged. Like this:
That was better, but still not what I wanted.
I took two "strings" and tied a knot about a third of the way down. After I did that all the way around, I went back and tied the right string from one knot to the left string of the next.
To finish up, I cut out the neck and fringed the sleeves.
This is just what I wanted, casual, cheap (only cost me ONE DOLLAR!) and roomy!
I saw a version where you string beads on the fringe, and while that was kinda cool -- I didn't trust myself to find the right combination to keep it from looking juvenile.