When I got home from work, I was feeling a bit sleepy, so I slipped into this:
You’re looking at a Size Large Sleep Shirt. Unfortunately, I really don’t have time for a nap, as I have way too much to do (surprise, right?)! You’re probably wondering why I even bought a sleep shirt, given the lack of sleeping that occurs in my life!
Here’s your answer:
This is a Fine Jersey Short Sleeve Crew Neck T-Shirt Dress from American Apparel. I actually don’t have a huge problem with this company, as all of their clothing is made in the USA, and I think it’s important to buy stuff that’s made in your own country whenever you can. I also really like the quality of cotton jersey they use to make their stuff. It’s always reallllly soft!
My sleepshirt wasn’t made by American Apparel. It was made by Hanes…which I DO have a problem with. They have a history of using sweatshop/child labor to make their clothing. I find the thought of some 10-year-old making this thing (rather than getting an education or doing fun kid stuff) sickening.
But that’s the great thing about refashioning. I’m absolved of all guilt. I didn’t buy this thing originally. By buying second-hand and refashioning, I’m actually doing a good thing, by extending the life of a garment that probably would have been tossed out much sooner had I not intervened. :)
It’s a tiny difference, but it is a difference.
Okay…stepping off my soap box…now! :)
These two garments are actually pretty similar already. Mine just needs a couple of tweaks to become the doppelganger of the American Apparel numba! :)
First, I shortened the dress a bit.
Then, I put the dress on my dress form, and got it nice & snug!
I ran each side through my machine…
And that’s it! Now I have a soft cotton Tshirt dress that looks very much like the one from American Apparel!
I wore my comfy new dress out for margaritas/fun conversation with one of my gal pals. :)