It happened at H & M. Recently, as I rummaged through the racks for a project, I spotted a perfect mid-gray cotton jersey sleeve...a longer sleeve cut in a semi-kimono shape. A crew neck and a row of small buttons from neck to mid-back made things look even more interesting. But yack! When I pulled it free from a snarl of hangers it was just another thigh-high tunic dress. This has happened to me a lot this spring. In my ongoing quest for the perfect tee I've been suckered by too many crotch-high jersey 'dresses'.
But this time, I ran my tape measure across the low hip and doubled the number. After pulling the jersey to test its' give and stretch, I reasoned that if shortened, the dress would make a good-looking tee. And it does. After removing the attached belt loops ( of course a belt was needed to make this thing even shorter) I took la tunic to my trusted quickie alterations lady at the dry cleaner and she reduced the length to just above my low hip.
The spring sale racks are filling up - many stores are on sale at 40%. Don't dismiss that annoying tunic dress. You may have found your next great tee.
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