DIY Off-Shoulder Top from Your Boyfriend’s Closet

DIY Off-Shoulder Top from Your Boyfriend’s Closet

Hello Beautiful!

It was a productive weekend for me – done my domestic works, grocery shopping good for a week or two, washed and done pressing my clothes (yup I did great on that), and also finished transferring my photos to my hard drive and cleaning my phones, etc.

While I was checking on my hard drive, I just realized that I’ve captured so many photos last two years that I haven’t share to you. Lots of DIY tutorials, travel related posts, more foodie and restaurant hopping, etc.

And surprisingly, I always thought that I have nothing to share, but I’m wrong. Or maybe I wasn’t inspired to write during those days, and just keep on compiling these photographs.

But am here again and would like to share to you another tutorial that I’ve documented months ago.

I guess you are also one of the ladies who got a penchant on off-shoulder dresses and tops. Because me too!

Once it got a hit since last year, I started browsing my favourite online store, many fashion pages, and even visiting some brick-and-mortar stores at the mall for some affordable top that suits my style and taste, but I failed to get one.

You know why?

Because I find them fucking expensive!!!

Yes I want it but I know it’s not reasonable for me to spend a thousand peso for a single top. It really scares me to the bones. No matter how my Dada convinced me to get it (and if I don’t want to pay, he will) still I can’t take those tops.

I know that I can still feed my off-shoulder top/dress cravings in other means.

Then one day, I was organizing my Dada’s closet, when I found his white shirt.


DIY Off-Shoulder Top from Your Boyfriend’s Closet


I’ve seen this shirt for a while and I know that he wasn’t wearing it. Then suddenly an idea pops in my head!

Then I thought “…Why not I steal this white shirt and make myself an off-shoulder top? And then save the cash he gave me..”

Yeah, I had that devilish smile while taking out that white shirt in his closet. Anyway he was in a business meeting for the whole day, and I hoping for the best that, he wouldn’t notice it was gone, LOL.


DIY Off-Shoulder Top from Your Boyfriend’s Closet


Sshhhhh Nekko, you shut-up!

With that awesome idea still stocked in my head, I grabbed my scissor, needle and white thread and happily sitting on the floor, ready to destroy his white shirt.

And when I started cutting it… oooppss! Too late I realized, it’s his Ralph Lauren shirt he got from few months ago. OMG I’m fucked.

Well, I’ll just deny that I didn’t seen that shirt, LOL

OMG am a devilish girlfriend!!!!


DIY Off-Shoulder Top from Your Boyfriend’s Closet


Okay am not going to teach you how to steal your boyfriend’s shirt (but if you want that’s cute too!) LOL

So here’s how I made my off-shoulder top using my boyfriend’s shirt.

When you finally found the shirt that you want (according to its color, fabric texture and designs), make a mark using a pencil or fabric crayon, and line your shirt just like the photo above.

It is better to get a much bigger shirt to create a more volume of your top, and also to make it as your dress too!


Once you’ve lined your shirt, start cutting it and getting rid the excess part (I’ve managed to hide it and throw it after so that my boyfriend wouldn’t fund an evidence of my crime, lol).

Then using your white thread and needle, start sewing the upper part and make a space to insert a garter. Sew it thoroughly, insert the garter and connect the both ends.

DIY Off-Shoulder Top from Your Boyfriend’s Closet


And Voila! I have my white off-shoulder top!

Isn’t it gorgeous?


DIY Off-Shoulder Top from Your Boyfriend’s Closet


My boyfriend’s shirt is too biggie for me which is a huge PLUS!

I didn’t spent a single centavo for my top, just a little time squatting on my floor, while praying I wouldn’t get caught, LOL.

And that thought of wearing my boyfriend shirt is actually kind of romantic, and at the same time kind of alluring and arousing for me. LOL

It’s like am wearing him during that day, and like accompanying me elsewhere. Well, it’s the thing that I have for my boyfriend (I don’t know yet if he notices, am so shy to admit it him).


DIY Off-Shoulder Top from Your Boyfriend’s Closet

DIY Off-Shoulder Top from Your Boyfriend’s Closet


I could also tie up the hemline, and roll-up my sleeves for a different look!


DIY Off-Shoulder Top from Your Boyfriend’s Closet


I KNOW NEKKO! – BUT IF YOU DO YOU WILL NEVER GET SNACKS FROM ME, I SWEAR! LOL


And if you don’t have a boyfriend to steal his shirt (I know I could feel you, babe) don’t worry because you can still make this DIY off-shoulder shirt. Visit your nearest vintage shops (or ukay-ukay stores) and for just Php50.00 you can get a good quality of men’s shirt! Start hoarding for those shirts, and don’t forget to soak it overnight with your favourite detergent, because nobody likes to get itchy wearing those shirts, LOL.

Recently, I’ve visited my favourite vintage shops and bought some men’s shirts I could found. For the meantime I will pass on checking my boyfriend’s closet because I might ended up destroying his Dolce & Gabbana shirt. LOL


DIY Off-Shoulder Top from Your Boyfriend’s Closet


To make you more inspired, you may also visit your favourite icon online for the off-shoulder designs you want to create.


DIY Off-Shoulder Top from Your Boyfriend’s Closet


I’ve also made an off-shoulder top, originally my summer skirt. I’ve wore it during my appearance at Silka event last year.


DIY Off-Shoulder Top from Your Boyfriend’s Closet


The moment I thought  my boyfriend wouldn’t recognized his shirt, I dared myself to wear it during our lunch date. I was feeling so proud that somehow he didn’t give much attention with it, just casually saying that “… you looked gorgeous as always.”

After our lunch date and visiting couple of stores for market research, we’ve decided to go home for a quick nap. And as he casually unbuttoning my shirt (as we always do), he leaned over and said “… you thought I didn’t noticed, it’s my Ralph Lauren shirt.”

“I found a white thread laying around, and I know you did that crime.. again.”

LOL I was caught!

Damn, I thought I was good in hiding, LOL but I failed again. My boyfriend is really good.

It’s hard to hide things from him… LOL


DIY Off-Shoulder Top from Your Boyfriend’s Closet


Hope you ladies have learned something about DIY-ing your shirt and make it fit to yours! If you know any DIY-ing projects please I would love to learn yours!



xoxo, Blair



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112 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. OMGosh... U destroy your bf's brand new Ralph Lauren... But gosh you are so talented. You can actually make it look like a prefect new clothes. Love it. Now you got your own Ralph Lauren off shoulder :p

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    1. Hello Olivia,

      I didn't know it was brand new, and there is no tag on it. And then I remember that he got a habit of removing tags. And I haven't seen him wearing it, so I thought maybe I could steal it and deconstruct, LOL

      Anyway it turns out he likes me creation (but not my crime, though). hahaha

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  2. Honestly that is cuter than most you would pay big bucks for! You are SO talented! Does he have another so you can make me one LOL
    Oh and if he gets upset, tell him to go buy another - after all he would have bought you a nice expensive shirt to begin with LOL :)

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    1. LOL I agree!

      And the idea of wearing his shirt all day makes me so happy :)

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  3. Well done on almost getting away with it! Great job in upcycling though, it's always great to make something new from something old. Maybe not a brand new Ralph Lauren shirt though! :)

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    1. LOL yeah, so next time I have to check to him if he's ready to dispose his shirt coz am willing to save it.

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  4. Such a clever DIY! I never thought of doing something as cute as this with a men's shirt!

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    1. I've also learned it somewhere online (I forgot to whom) but I love sewing :)

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  5. Seriously you look hot on that off shoulder. Totally creative!

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  6. Hahaha great way to save money! You have quite a creative edge!

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    1. Hahaha yes Alvin! Am thinking of using that cash for something else. :)

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  7. Cool idea. Haha, I think my boyfriend would not notice if I do something like that to his shirt. Funny.

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    1. Hello Johana,

      My boyfriend is very detailed to be, lol and I love him :)

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  8. Very creative, I need to do this, my husband have a nice white long sleeve button up that he doesn't use anymore.

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    1. Hello Anna,

      Yeah you can make it! The bigger shirt the better. I was glad that my Dada is huge and I enjoyed his shirt. Hahaha he said next time we will buy whatever I like.

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  9. That looks awesome, you've done an amazing job! Nikki x

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  10. Wow, you did an incredible job! The shirt looks like it should be like that. I love the way you did it. Great idea to steal it from bf and make an off shoulder top. It looks great on you. It looks like you bought it that way.

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    1. Thank you Carola!

      I know that my boyfriend likes it too, it's kind of naughty stealing his Ralph Lauren, hahaah

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  11. I am amazed at how creative you are! That is a great idea.

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    1. Thank you dear! Keep on visiting our website :)

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  12. What a beautiful off-shoulder top you made. It actually looks better with the hem tied up.

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    1. Thanks Emily! Yean and can wear as a beach outfit too!

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  13. My wife does wear my shirt for fun (that's what she claimed) from time to time. It's a great money saving idea and I am all for that. Let's just hope that she spares my favourite shirt.

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    1. Hahaha yeah anything that is fun and will save me money, am in!

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  14. I love this DIY! You did an amazing job. I love both of the ways you styled it.

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    1. Thank you Tasheena! And thanks for always visiting my website :)

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  15. What a great idea! That shirt looks wonderful on you. Plus I love the cat comments, ha.

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    1. Hahaha thank you dear! He's a naughty cat :)

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  16. I love the way this turned out. Now I know what to do with all my husbands used shirts. I don't dare touch the new one! Lol!

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    1. Hahaha that's nice, but honestly am still eyeing with his other shirt.. but this time I will ask him :)

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  17. Very creatively done and when paired- the outfit looks amazing. I feel like the shirt looks better after, so will certainly try this on any formal shirts that my other half doesn't use.

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    1. Go! Go! GO! Your hubby will appreciate it because you'll save a lot!

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  18. Wow great idea! the shirt really suits you well :D

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  19. Okay, I'm gonna steal one of hubby's polo in the closet! I love it!

    Mhaan | www.mommyrockininstyle.com

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  20. off shoulder is the current trend! you look gorgeous!

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  21. wow i'm impressed with your creativity! you look great in off-shoulder!

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  22. I guess you should always ask before you take sth from your boyfriend :D I love the idea, though. I've seen it last summer on another page, they made something similar, but I was too lazy to make my own. But the idea with the skirt is new to me :)

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    1. Hahaha I told him I will ask his permission again - which translates "I will do it again!" Being naughty and cheeky are what he likes about me, hahaha

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  23. wow u r so creative!!! i will try out this one day!!

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    1. Thank you Cindy! Yes you should choose a bigger shirt to make a better dress :)

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  24. This looks AMAZING!! I wish I new how to sew well enough to do this! I feel like my boyfriend's shirt would be perfect for this.

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    1. Hahaha just let your brother know you'll deconstructing his shirt :)

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  25. Wow this is amazing! You're brilliant at this! The top looks like something I would buy for sure. Now I don't need to! And haha to getting caught! Ree love30

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    1. Thanks Ree!

      Am actually eyeing for his other shirts but this time I will ask his permission :)

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  26. Really impressed with your brilliant DIY idea! So pretty & of course so romantic too :) bravo Blair :) cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

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    1. Thanks Sienny!

      If I got a much bigger shirt, I would like to make a dress out of it :)

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  27. This is so cool! A great idea. A pity that you got caught lol.

    xoxo
    Radhika
    Expressing Life 

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    1. LOL not so pity because I know he enjoys it too!

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  28. You are very talented.Also.I understand when you say you can't spend 1000 pesos on a dress.It's just not done .Great DIY

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    1. Hello Amrita,

      As long as I can sew, probably I won't pay much for a dress :)

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  29. Haha. That is one genius move there. Hope your dad didn't notice that his shirt is missing Haha

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    1. HHmmm actually he noticed.

      And he's not my Dad... He's my boyfriend who I calls Dada as my endearment :)

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  30. We can never escape from our boyfie eye! haha This DIY off shoulder top is definitely a good tips for those who love off shoulder top =D haha

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    1. Hello Sharon,

      So true! And thanks for our Southeast Asian climate, we can enjoy wearing off-shoulder top all year round :)

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  31. Wow Blair! Loved the transformation from original piece to the final look. Your boyfriend's shirt looks like your sexy 1-piece dress in the first look and when you've paired it with white shorts, you're just killing it gal!

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    1. Thanks Ana!

      Now my boyfriend would think twice if he's going to give me money for my new dress :)

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  32. u really very creative!!! the shirt looks so nice after your DIY!!

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    1. Thank you! I will share another DIY shirt tutorial very soon :)

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  33. You are so creative. I never even think to change it to off shoulder cloth. Impress with your creativity.

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    1. Thank you Betty! Now my boyfriend is checking his wardrobe if something is missing, lol.

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  34. Ahh! I miss my DIY days, where I non stop doing DIY stuff. This is great to start that activity back and it seems like a muslimah fashion friendly too by wearing an inner!

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  35. Honestly babe...you could have done a few more and sell them online! Cause really it's that good...and you are too cute as a girlfriend!!

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  36. Its adorable. You are very creative. I wish I could do something like that and make it look wearable.

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    1. Oh you can do this.

      If you can't sew, you can use fabric glue!

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  37. What a cute idea this is. It came out awesome.

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    1. Thank you dear! Much to do just to save $$$

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  38. This is Genious!
    I love this top!
    But wow your cat...so cute and funny!

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    1. Thank you Chiara :) He's kind of mischievous but I love him :)

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  39. God i can never think of this until i saw this...you are so talented and yea you can actully do a business by selling such shirts

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    1. Thank you for all your sweetest thoughts! Am truly inspired :)

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  40. Cute but now I'm hiding my white shirts because my GF was reading this over my shoulder and you may have planted some ideas in her head. Richard B

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  41. I love that shirt. What you did with it, is spectacular. I hate to date myself like this, but I used to have to turn the cuffs and collars on my dad's shirts. Thanks!

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    1. I enjoyed DIYing and I know that my boyfriend appreciates it. It saves him a lot of cash buying me dresses, lOL

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  42. This is such a great idea! In fact, my husband has a few shirts that would be perfect for this. Excuse me while I go steal them!

    -Tristan
    www.thepolishedposy.com

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  43. No one would ever complain to a lady dressed so pretty. I can even buy more.

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  44. I have to say I would have never thought of that. The shirt would have just been gone :) Great idea and you look fabulous.

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    1. Thank you Cynthia. But my boyfriend is seems checking his shirts lol.

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  45. How very creative of you! I love the end result! It looks really lovely! There are plenty of ways to style it too.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. That's the products of being bored, and the eagerness to save $$$

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  46. That's really lovely! I like how it turned out. You make it seem so easy to do as well. Thanks for the lovely idea!

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    1. You are always welcome Carol. Keep on visiting my blog :)

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  47. Wow Blair this is such a great idea. You are so creative!

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    1. Thanks Glenda! The more I crave to save money, the more I became creative :)

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  48. That is such a great idea!! Love the way you have done it!!!

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    1. Thank you Babe! You can also do it too. So Simple! And if you don't know how to sew, you may use a fabric glue :)

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  49. Oh my gosh this is so cute! What a creative idea and so inexpensive. amazing post.

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    1. Thank you Sondra!

      I'll make more DIY shirt very soon :)

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  50. Man I always wished I was talented enough to make my own clothes and have them look that cute! Great idea! Following your pages to see what else you have dreamed up!

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    1. Thank you Sarah!

      Sewing is one of my oldest hobby, and if I will have a kid of my own I will teach him or her to sew and DIY :)

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  51. Sorry if it's a double post - not sure it came through. I love this idea and wish I were talented enough to carry it out. But you make it look so simple I may just try. I'm going to follow your other pages to see what else you've dreamed up.

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  52. You are so talented and creative, I love your blouse!

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    1. Thank you Babe! Keep on exploring my blog :D

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  53. This is super adorable! I never would have thought something like this would have come from a men's shirt.

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    1. Hahaha, never underestimate the power of men's shirt :)

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  54. That is such a cute idea! I would have never thought of doing this.

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  55. What a great DIY! Perfect for spring and summer. Looks great!

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    1. Thank you Michelle! Hope I made you inspired to recycle you old shirts :D

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