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Topic: Ghetto-fabulous shirt? Bring it!  (Read 16819 times)
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« on: December 01, 2009 06:50:30 PM »


This marbleized peacock-inspired velour beauty reached out to me from the racks at Salvation Army.  I spent $2.99 (50% off sale on Black Friday), and it was mine...to destroy!

But first:  DH remembered the guidelines, and hastily reminded me of the "before" photos we still had to take.  He rushed out of the room, and returned like this:

To. Rock. It.  Can you see the metallic sheen?  It was made to show off chest hair.  Can you stand it!?

I couldn't. So I cut it up.  And transformed it into a laptop sleeve:

Here is DH, on his way to work, looking smart carrying his laptop in its elegant peacock-inspired color motif.  Let's have a closer look, shall we?

Note, if you will, the irony in turning the "sleeve" of the original shirt into the flap over the top of the laptop's cozy home.  But wait, there's more.

Note, too, how easily DH slides the modern machinery out of its lair.  Please allow DH to point out the detailed stitching on the bias-tape edging.  DH?

Thank you, darling.  Note how the scalloped stitching complements the undulations in the fabric's design.  Oooh.  Ahhhh.

If, however, you don't actually have a laptop (as we don't), or if you get hungry (as DH did), and you find yourself, umm...

...eating the legal pad ontowhich you taped an apple icon, well, then...

You can always use the laptop sleeve as a hat.

Enjoy!  And remember, vote for me!
« Last Edit: December 02, 2009 10:32:59 AM by lil_abi » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009 07:10:22 PM »

LOL I love it! Your DH is wackier than mine.

I agree, the shiny peacock color was totally meant to show off chest hair!
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009 07:12:00 PM »

I love your posts!!!  Thanks for making me smile Cheesy

Very fun laptop bag!

After checking out Regretsy I'm pretty sure I could sell my stuff on Etsy.
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009 07:55:53 PM »

your posts are always so entertaining  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2009 08:14:38 PM »

I'm sure a lot of votes your way. Can we just vote for DH? Always so entertaining. BUT, the sleeve is also awesome. Love the fabric and the binding. I'm sure a lot of peeps will want to do a personal with you. LOL

I have a split personality, because you guys crack me up.  AND The best day I ever had was TODAY!
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2009 09:14:52 PM »


Good find though, and nice craftin'!
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2009 11:38:31 PM »

 Grin I love your husband!

And if you are not wearing it, the fabric is actually quite beautiful  Cheesy
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2009 02:42:35 AM »

Loved the shirt and then the reconstruction.

But your hubby had me smiling from ear to ear. 

Now that's love!
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2009 03:06:43 AM »

 EmbarrassedI actually like the original and would have worn it Embarrassed

And your husband still manages to hit the amuse button Grin

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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2009 05:22:46 AM »

I don't know which I love more. The story or the sleeve.  Cheesy

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