The seemingly never-ending heatwaves that are engulfing the area are enough to make you want to rip off your clothes and head straight for the nearest sprinkler.
Don’t. Please, please don’t. (Heat = bad. Public nudity = worse.)
But I do empathize. In this kind of weather, even a simple cotton t-shirt can feel like a wool blanket, prompting the thriftiest amongst us to drop big money on mid-season tanks and shorts. Before doing that, however, consider how a pair of scissors and some ingenuity can revamp your wardrobe.
If you’ve got an old t-shirt, you can turn it into a cute tank top or swimsuit coverup in a matter of minutes.
- Standard cotton t-shirt (used or new — JoAnn Fabrics recently had a sale, 3 for $9. The larger the shirt, the longer the end product, defining whether your end piece is a tank or swimsuit coverup.)
- Fabric ribbon (about 30 inches)
- Safety pin
- Sewing machine