California girl becomes a Longhorn with upcycled t-shirt

In November, 2011, my husband, daughter, parents, and I visited Austin, Texas on a “significant birthdays” celebration trip. We spent some time walking around the University of Texas. We were swept up in the Longhorn spirit, and my husband, Michael, bought this t-shirt.
Before this visit, the state of Texas had never been on our radar, and Michael and I were somewhat surprised when our daughter Hanna, now 18, expressed an interest in applying to UT, Austin. Well, through her hard work and an amazing offer, Hanna is actually going to be a Longhorn this fall!

A few days ago, Michael announced that his Texas shirt had become “short and wide” after a few washings and was donating it to the recycle pile. Of course, upcycling this t-shirt for Hanna was the obivious course of action.

Hanna and I selected New Look Pattern 6814 for the re-make.
So here is Hanna’s first, of hopefully many, Longhorn t-shirts!

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