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I’ve seen many pins on Pinterest about turning old t-shirts into other things like tanks, quilt squares, onsies but I had never attempted anything like that myself….no time like the present! So I packed up the 15mo and headed off to Value Village in search of some “cool” old tees that would make a fun tank top.

I found a sweet black tee with the Atari sign on it and another that simply said “confusion”. I’m sorry I passed on the homemade picture tee with two dogs on it, their names Maggie and Ivy written on the bottom, because when I went back today it was gone insert sad face. Seriously though, who else would have wanted that??? And why haven’t I met them yet since obviously we are kindred spirits!

Going to VV two days in a row is not unheard of for me but wouldn’t have been necessary at all had I not shown the tees to my DH who then claimed them as his own! Of course.

So there I was, no shirt but the strong desire to turn something ANYTHING into a tank top. I looked at the pitiful pile of shirts I call a wardrobe and nothing was jumping out at me. I almost gave up then remembered the pile of unwanted items I had set aside for donation and jackpot! The Juno shirt! I was pregnant for Halloween two years ago and wore the obligatory Juno costume, nobody on our route seemed to understand…..I prefer to think they’re the ones losing out because of their lack of excellent cinematic viewage. Is viewage a word? Probably not…..just go with it mmmkay?

So anyway…..I started out with a plain baseball shirt


And cut the sleeves off


Okay so I may have forgotten to take a picture before I cut the sleeves off so I faked it……

Then I cut the edge of the sleeves off to use as straps


I saved the rest of the sleeve to turn into edging but I liked the rough cut formed by my scissors and the leftover serged seam.

At this point I was ready to attach the straps but Ralph thought I needed a hand paw



I just used a simple straight stitch to attach the strap but I may rip it out and use a zigzag/straight combo for better strength.

And then I was done!

But of course what project is complete without proper inspection?




It has the Cheese seal of approval 😉


As the title may suggest I am just going to post a bunch of links today.

I mentioned on Saturday’s post about the Kingston Derby Girls appropriately titled “last night was awesome!” that if I found a link or two I would add them. I found more than two and I love it! So I thought I would just post a bunch of them and you can check them all out or none or whatever but they will be here! Of course these are the derby leagues closest to me and by close I mean within a 6 hour vicinity so if you are not seeing any close to you that would be why. But please don’t let that stop you from looking though as there could be leagues in your area! You may feel like you are searching for a secret society but no worries, I’m sure most of the girls would love to have your support or your participation – they are always looking for fresh meat!

1. Kingston Derby Girls

2. Peterborough Roller Derby

3. Chrome Mollys – GTA

4. D-Vas – Toronto Roller Derby

5. Ottawa Roller Derby  – The Bytown Blackhearts and Capital Carnage

6. Capital City Derby Dolls

7. South Simcoe Rebel Rollers

8. Royal City Rollergirls  – Violet Uprising, Killer Queens, Our Ladies of Pain

There were also a few bands playing but we only heard the two that started the action Slick Whippet and Sheezer who are totally AWESOME btw, but I love Wheezer and an all girl Wheezer cover band is just fun.

There was an after party with The Gertrudes and Rueben deGroot but we didn’t stay for that. Probably should have but I had a long day okay? and I’m not as young as I used to be. and getting home past midnight is no longer on my list of things to do every weekend. wow that sounds pathetic. C’est la vie.

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