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Monday, April 20, 2009

Embellishing T-Shirts

A week or so ago I went shopping at one of the large retailers around here and found some darling tank tops with lace. I bought several of different colors and a couple more pinks that didn't have the lace on them. Now, I am never seen in sleeveless clothing at any time but I knew I could cover them up with a blouse, sweater or jacket so I made th' leap, chicks. But they were such a good deal—normally $16.00 each on sale for 2 for $15.00 so how could I go wrong. I wanted to embellish the plain ones so I stopped at Joanns to find more lace to put on the plain ones and this is how they turned out. See the 2nd photo.

I couldn't find any red lace for the red tank top so I just put on white with pink ribbon running through it. Then on the far left one I hand sewed a tiny lace and added a ribbon rose. See how you can be creative when you want to be. Also, I'll never ever see another chick in that particular top! I hate it when I see another dress I have on someone else. That's why I usually shop online or get things in California when we go visit the kids. Plus I sew dresses and that's a guarantee I'll never see them on another person and be embarrassed because they look so much better in them than I do!! *Smile* It's rare that I'll see anyone in the same thing now.

These tank tops can be worn under a V-neck sweater in the winter also. Layering is one of my favorite things to do in winter.

Ooooh, and that one on the left? That's what I was wearing when I took these pix, so you can imagine what I'm in taking these pix—my camisole top! And if that doesn't send ya running from the room screaming then nothing will, I guarantee ya!! *Wink, wink*.........


  1. They look great! I love lace on shirts :) I have a few and people always like them.

    All the best,

  2. Super buy, good to see you still stimulating.

    Joann's and I are having a torrid love affair at the moment. I ready for it to be over, but I just keep coming back for more.

    Cute Cami's!


  3. Hello Connie, I love what you did with these t-shirts. They look like a nice quality. I don't wear sleeveless either. I like a longsleeve t-shirt this time of year but they are very hard to find. You've done quite a few posts since I've been here last. I loved those pink heals. Also I love your can storage. I need some sort of storage for plastic containers. Your friends home is beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
    Love you, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  4. Oh my word Connie ~ where have I been that last few weeks. I am so sorry about what happened to your son. I truly hope and pray that they catch those men. I agree with you, it's easy to be angry, but hate is such a strong word. I pray his family is safe and pray for his healing.

    Many hugz,

  5. Very sweet! You are all set for spring! Now if the weather here would just cooperate!


  6. You did a fabulous job Connie. They are so pretty. I love all of them.

    I just purchased a couple of new tees too. Like you, I don't like to leave my arms exposed. It must be something to do with getting older???

    Hope your son is feeling much better and they have nabbed all of the thugs who did that to your son. Some type of law and order is warranted for their cruel behavior.


  7. you do such nice work..they look professionally done..I love the lace..okay running away screaming now..have a good week..:)

  8. How clever. They are really beautiful. You are one talented lady!

    Roberta Anne = The Raggedy Girl

  9. Connie those tank tops are so cute love what you did with the others too.Have a very safe trip to visit your son.Hope he is doing better and his family is safe and sound.Hugs,Jen

  10. Not only a good deal, but a great idea. How cute!

  11. Hi Connie,
    Great to catch up on all your posts. Hope your son is doing better and getting stronger each day. Love the shoes, the home tours and your creative t-shirts are awesome.
    Blessings always,
    Celestina Marie

  12. You did a very nice job, Connie. I should try that. Joann's and Michaels have the cutest embellishments and what fun that would be - not to mention the uniqueness!

    Another job well done!!

  13. Ohhh, were you in your birthday suit taking those pix?!?!

    I love camisoles with lace. I just bought five myself ~ lime, hot pink, orange (I know you hate orange, but it looks good with my hair color!), electric blue, & yellow. When I go out, I usually have a blouse thrown over them, too.

    Angelic Accents

  14. You are very talented.!! I love your tank tops. Those are super cute.


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