Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Construction Zone 

You’ve read too many magazine articles to count about changing up your look without shopping – you know, the ones that tell you “it’s all about accessorizing” or how to create new looks just by “shopping your closet.”

But the truth is, it’s not that easy to get excited about new outfits when they aren’t really new.

So you might be surprised at how much you can do with one of your old T-shirts. In about 30 minutes of simple cutting and stitching, you can easily turn an old T-shirt into a tank top or maybe even a dress, or use the fabric to make a cool belt or bag.

Don’t believe it? Head over to Town & Country Surf ’s T-Shirt Reconstruction sessions this week at Kahala Mall. Starting tomorrow and running through Sunday, the store will host a daily demo showing you step-by-step how to cut, stitch and hem your old tees into a brand new garment. For inspiration, check out the window display with examples cut and sewn by UH fashion program students.

Finally, fashion tips that fit you to T.

T-shirt Reconstruction sessions will be held March 26-29 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Town & Country Surf, Kahala Mall, 808.733.5699

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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