I bet when you think of adjectives to describe my clothing style in your mind your top three are: slinky, sexy, and sleeveless, right? Okay, so this shirt isn't exactly me, but I thought perhaps it would look cute with a shade underneath, and a shrug over top. We're going to Puerto Rico in June and I need some even more Fancy Nancy clothes for a few of the events. So since this shirt was under $5 on clearance, and fit decently, I picked it up. But when I got home with it I decided instead of wearing it as a shirt it would be cute as a head band. What? I'll show you with this headband tutorial.
I think what drew me to this shirt was the detail work on the collar, it's nicely done, and all the little rhinestones seem to be well intact.
I've recently seen some headbands with similar bead work to this shirt, and I thought maybe I could make my own. The ones I've liked were at Target ($10) and Nordstrom ($30) but I figured if I could make this work I'd have one for $5.
So first I cut off the collar. It feels rather naughty to cut up a brand new, never before worn piece of clothing, but I got over that pretty quick and decided it was kind of fun.
Then I cut off two of the rhinestone circles because that was how many I needed. I'll save the others for something else.
Then I cut the circles out and left a little bit of edge around them.
This is the underside, I'm thinking these were hand sewn, that must have taken a lot of work, the shirt was normally $54.00.
Then I used hot glue to turn in the edges and glue them down.
But that kind of leaves an ugly gluey mess, so I cut two black felt circles and glued them over top to give me a nice clean circle.
Then I glued these two circles onto a black headband.
And again, not that great of an edge, so back to the felt to clean it up a bit. I just cut out a piece of black felt that would be about the same size as my two circles and hot glued it together on the underside of my headband.
Ta Da! What do you think?
I talked Hallie into modeling it for me, even though this will really be my headband.
I'm pretty excited about it, it's just the right Fancy for this old Nancy. Are you so over me saying that phrase? Too bad. I can't help it, I like it.
P.S. if you're still wondering about the fabric flowers I'm planning on posting a tutorial soon!