Monday, July 4, 2011

When DIY Goes Right!

Hi Beauty's! First things first....Happy Fourth of July! I hope everyone has had a chance to have a long, great, fun-filled weekend! I'm so excited about todays post! Unfortunately, it's not about hair....I know, I know I'm sad too! :(  However, since most of you (if not all of you) are fashion enthusiasts, I thought to myself this would be a great way to grab you gals attention!

So here's a little background to my little DIY project. My good friend & fellow blogger Katie Mac from The Mac Styles is hosting a Thifting party this upcoming weekend! (details of the party can be found on her blog) The party is being held at a thrift store so that friends, family & bloggers can come out, meet & greet, mingle and most importantly learn the art of thrift store shopping! I'm all for it!! There's even a really cute T-shirt that has I <3 Thrifting on the front of it! Courtesy of one Mr. Goodwill Hunting who also happens to be a very fashion forward home decor blogger and the reason why this whole thrifting party even exist. 

Once this party was mentioned, I knew I would be onboard! Until, I go to order the shirt! This T-SHIRT is $14.99 + Tax-$1.20 + Shipping- $4.99 which comes to grand total of $21.18. Those who know me, know I have NO problems spending money....especially on clothes! But come on, $21.18 for a T-SHIRT?? Mind you a T-shirt that I would probably only wear for this occasion? So Katie Mac ordered hers an brought it to work for us to see. Just as I suspected, it was a regular T-shirt! So I thought to myself, I can do that! And that's when I set things in motion! I went to Michaels, bought a large hot pink t-shirt, and some iron-ons. I even thought to myself, how cool would it be to crop it at the top. At least that would ensure that I would wear it again seeing as how crop tops are the "in" thing to wear to these days.  So with my trusty Iron-ons and a couple of YouTube videos under my belt, my first DIY project was under way. 

This is the T-shirt that is for sale (it's cute) 

This is the T-shirt that I purchased and I've cut the neckline to crop it
*Tip- if you pull/stretch the shirt after you've cut the neck line, it will roll down hiding where you've cut

This is after the neck crop and once the Iron-ons were added

This is my finished product! YAY!!!!
I DID IT & I WAS SO EXCITED!!!! Now, granted it's not as fancy as Mr. Goodwill Hunting's shirt.  But for ONLY $12, I think I did pretty darn good! You all may have noticed that the heart that I have on there isn't very visible. For whatever reason, it just would not stick it only made an imprint. The heart was actually a different brand from the letters that I used which stuck perfectly.  However, I fully intend to fix that before the event. It wasn't much, but I'm very proud of my DIY project and I learned SO many techniques on cropping and freaking out T-shirts on YouTube. So this may not be my last DIY update here on Strictli Hair! Until next time Beauty's....stay tuned! :)

P.S. I'll have plenty of pics from the Thrifting party this upcoming weekend! Later Beauty's! :)

Before I go, I'd like to give a special heart felt thank you to Trice from High Heels & Good Meals and Sonya from The Art of SAT who graciously awarded me with A Lovely Blog Award! I truly appreciate the Love & support you ladies have shown for my blog! I'm sure most you have already but for those who haven't, please check out their blog because they are both fierce on fashion and Trice adds fabulous taste when it comes to food! :)

The rules:* link back to the person who passed you the award
                * share 7 random things about yourself
                * award 15 blogs
                *drop a note to tell them about it

Random Things about Me
1) I am a shoe FIEND
2) I Love Scary movies
3) I'm a reality show fanatic
4) I'm a cell phone junkie
5) I dont like tomatoes (but love ketchup, go figure)
6) I have twin brothers
7) I'm the only girl & and oldest of 4

I absolutely love these blogs and you should check them out! Later Beauty's! :)


  1. Congrats on your blog award...well deserved! :)

    I have to admit I LOVE your shirt better…This DIY project was on point and brought to you by the power of You Tube…Loving it…I can’t wait to Saturday. We are going to have a blast….
    I <3 Thrifitng!

  2. Wow Lucilui you really got creative here and I Like It in my Shandha

    Hey can you hook up my shirt so that I'm as stylish has you will

    Congrats on the Blog Award!!!!

  3. @Katie Mac...Thanks on the award & the shirt! I too enjoy my shirt! I didnt even realize GWH has a little bowtie at the bottom of his shirt, I may have to freak mine out a little more! LOL!

    Since your shirt is really big, there's lots of things you could do with yours Katie Mac...check it out on YouTube! YouTube is now my friend! :)

    @Fitz....Thanks also on the award and the shirt! I believe congrats are in order for you as well! I see that you were awarded by Katie Mac! I was actually gonna award you til I saw that beat me to the punch!

    As for the shirt, sure why not...hell JD asked me to do hers too! LOL!!

  4. Congrats on your blog award! Keep blogging..I enjoy your blog :-) It was also great to learn more about you!

    Thank You kindly for awarding me the award,,,I TRULY Appreciate it!


  5. Great Job on the diy.

    Love the new background too. :)

    Thank you soooo much for my award! {hugg}

  6. I ordered the TEE when Katie Mac 1st posted about the "Thrifting Party" even though I won't physically be there I decided it was a all purpose TEE for when I go thrifting here in the "A" However, I have yet to even take it outta the package to even look at it! :-/

    But yours is REALLY cute and chic... you did a GR8 job on it!!!! :D

  7. Congrats on the blog award! You definitely deserve it...and THANK YOU soooo much for my award:)) Love the DIY top! Super Cute!!

  8. first and foremost... thank you so much for all the positive comments you leave on my blog. I appreciate it so much. 2nd.. I LOVE THIS T SHIRT! You did an AMAZING job. 3rd thank you very very very much for the award. Im definitely following you and keep up the GREAT work :)

  9. What a cute tee, me likey! Muchos gracias on the Blog Award!

  10. @Roni...Thank you lots! I so enjoy your blog and you absoultely deserve it! :)

    @Inez...Thank you on the shirt & the award! I'm still shocked I did it right the FIRST time! LOL! As for your truly have A Lovely Blog that I always enjoy! :)

    @LA Lynn....Thank you! I'm still in awe of it myself! Those YouTube videos have got me wanting to do SO much more!

    @FFD....Thanks a bunch on the award & the shirt!Girl you know if there was an award for me to give, it was definitely coming your way!! :)

    @J. Jehanne....Thanks so much on the shirt & the award! You AND your friends are truly FIERCE! I enjoying reading & watching you chics hang out, have fun & looking great doing it! :)

    @Juanette...Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy the shirt! I enjoy your blog because you're such a breath of fresh air when you smile! You always look like you're having fun! :)

    Thank you so very much to all of you ladies! I truly appreciate the Love & Support that all of you have shown to the New Kid On The Block!! :)

  11. Just found your blog and I love it!!! Congrats on your award..It is def well deserved. By the way. I heart DIY and the shirt you made is cute and affordable and what makes it so much better is you get the satisfaction that you did it yourself. KUDOS!!!!

    check out my blog when you can...I'm following too :)

  12. Girl your welcome on the award! I love how you cut the top off of the shirt! I wish I was nearby to attend that party, Im sure it's gonna be a blast!

  13. I love how your t-shirt turned out! I'm thinking about making one too =)

  14. @Rose from Rosedale...Thank you!! Yes, I'm still in disbelief about it. I now it's just a shirt but now it's a cute shirt! LOL!! I will definitely check out your blog! Thanks for the support! :)

    @Trice...Awww, I wish you could attend as well! Hmmph! No worries, we will catch up someday! :)

    @Little Petite Blog....Woo-Hoo!! I say go for it! And go to YouTube, there's so many videos out there on how to freak a t-shirt out! Whenever you do it, post it on your blog I would love to see it! :)

  15. I was so impressed by your DIY skills! I'm glad I got to meet you at the Thrifting party!


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