I'm a longtime lurker, and I want to say thanks to everyone on here. You've all inspired me to get my butt back in the craft room and get to work!
I have to dress business/casual for work, but I refuse to buy new clothes. Here's a $3 shirt I picked up at Salvation Army.
The old shirt:
I loved the fabric, so I turned it into a pretty pink camisole I can wear alone (during the hot Alabama summers) and under a jacket or sweater in the winter.
This is a slightly modified Simplicity Threads collection pattern 4500. What was the front of the old shirt is the back of the new one. I switched out the pink buttons for some ones I recycled of a decorative pillow (and there's still about 100 buttons left on the pillow ... for a later project, I believe).
There are a couple of mistakes, mainly that my buttons are crooked. I'm the worst button sewer ever. Only a couple of them are working buttons ... there's no way I'd make the DH button me up that much in the morning.
Any comments/suggestions welcome!