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By The Neck – Help Wanted


I have been doing a little purging lately and while I was going through my closet I noticed my Betty Boop shirt that I hadn’t worn in forever. The only real reason I have not worn it is because the arms of the shirt were made for a stick figure. I love this shirt and decided to try to refashion it, but after cutting off the sleeves I realized I didn’t have a plan.


I have no idea what I want to do with the neckline. I certainly don’t want to leave it as it is, but I don’t want something that will take away from Betty. I pined a few necklines on Pinterest, but I cannot make a decision. Below are just a few of my favorites.

Jumping in without a paddle is unlike me who is prone to over think everything! So now I need some help from y’all!

Any favorite necklines, pinned here or from another source? Any advice on altering necklines on a cotton shirt? Any things to avoid or past mishaps you would like to share? Anyone else loving the sneak peak of my curtains that will be featured in a post in the near future?


Intros and Things To Come


Hello Internetz and blog lovers,

My name is Haley. I get distracted easily so don’t expect regular posts, hence the name of the blog. I do love to sew small things and reorganize so I’d imagine you will see a lot of that on blog posts to come. Maybe food related posts as well. Food is practically a religion in my family. There may be some random ramblings or ego stroke type of posts; I won’t lie it might happen. I WILL be stroking the egos of my friends because I am shameless when it comes to giving praise to those I feel deserve it. Feel free to be completely honest with me about my content and even correct my grammar if you wish. Grammar never was a strong point for me.

Project posts to come:

1. Curtains – I have one of four done now. It’s slow process since I am sewing by hand. My mom did help a GREAT DEAL, but more on that later.

2. Cheap and easy fabric baskets – One of three done already

Other points of interest:

1. Praise my friends, cause they are awesome! Maybe I should just make that a bi-monthly thing. Maybe call it “Share The Love”. We will see.

2. Ode to Thrift Stores.

Bare with me as I get this blog thing figured out.

Until next time,