I absolutely love casual attire but the skinny girl in me hates the way I look in certain t-shirt cuts. Call it ridiculous if you'd like but EVERYBODY has a complex about something even when others think it's just your imagination. Okay...so let me OUT myself. Because I'm so thin, there are certain brands that I absolutely avoid...brands like Old Navy, some Gap, and some Banana Republic. Most of these brands have a sort-of 'boxy' or 'square' cut to their clothes. Because I need a little help in the area of 'curves', I try to avoid these brands and opt for pieces that have let's call them 'built-in curves'....now if I really could afford it, I'd just hire a tailor...until then...the clothes with the 'built-in curves' will have to do! The built-in curves are you know, the fitted t-shirt styles that are wider at the top and get slimmer at the waistline...or jeans with a back pocket...I need as much 'illusion' in that area as I can get. LOL. Okay...so how in the heck does all of this tie into the adoption???? I'm so glad you asked that question. Well, many of my adoption buddies sell t-shirts to benefit their adoption. While I absolutely love the designs and also love to support the other families, this skinny chick often gets swallowed in the boxiness of the t-shirt cuts...so I've been buying t-shirts but they've been hanging in my closet, that is, UNTIL my cousin Shelly introduced me to how easy it is to do a t-shirt reconstruction. A t-shirt reconWHATtion? A t-shirt reconstruction....ya know when you take a t-shirt, a pair of scissors, and a creative brain and go to town.
So that's what I did. I went to town with my friend Leigh Ann's adorable t-shirt and cut it up to a design that fit my wacky personality. Now there are some things I'd tweak slightly with the sleeves but for my first go-around, I am quite satisfied.
Okay...so that was my little modeling debut....tada!!! LOL....but really, I promised my cousin Shelly that I would post some pics of the shirt so I armed Tony with my camera and here's what we got! But seriously, if you like the shirt as is or would like to reconstruct one like this, please head on over to the Thomas family blog and pick one up. The message is awesome. It says "Making a Difference One Child at a Time". By purchasing that t-shirt, that's exactly what you'll be doing in helping them to bring their child home from Ethiopia. I'm sure they'd appreciate you supporting their adoption. To find out more about t-shirt reconstructions, just head on over to YouTube and search the keywords "t-shirt reconstruct". If you still can't find it, leave me a comment, I'll lead you to some of them. Here's to happy cutting! Thanks Leigh Ann for letting me personalize my shirt!