Perhaps this T-shirt refashion stems from my being a child of the 1980’s. I’m not sure. I am sure that I will not teach you how to put 100 slashes in the back of your t-shirt, and I will not teach you how to cut your t-shirt so it hangs off one shoulder. I’m also not wearing my hair in a side-pony, so don’t worry yet.
I am attempting to make one of these charm necklaces with my daughter tonight (Girl’s Night).
Ok, so maybe you should worry.
I’m totally making a grown-up version of my beloved 80’s plastic charm necklace.
At least it’s an updated version.
Like the t-shirt alteration I am going to attempt to show you today. Don’t worry. (Notice how many times I’ve said “don’t worry” already?) All you need is a pair of scissors and a sewing machine or the ability to sew a straight line.
I can’t hand sew a straight line and my sewing machine is a near-dead that doesn’t do much better; however, I gave it a shot of adrenaline and nursed it along.
Here’s the deal – we all have those unisex t-shirts that you bring home free from work or you get at sporting events. They are generally boxy and unflattering for women; however, with a quick alteration, you can love your t-shirt.
I recently picked up a bunch of t-shirts for twenty-five cents at a yard sale. They looked brand new and we always need t-shirts in my house. There’s plenty of dirty-work to go around.
Last week, I threw on one of the shirts and hated the neck. I felt like it was choking me and being strangled by a t-shirt is a terrible way to die. So, I cut the neck off.
Then I cut part of the sleeves off and the finished hem from the bottom.
Stay with me here.
I was left with a pile like this.
I simply laid my good shirt over the generic shirt. See how the Kohl’s tee is curved on the sides?
I pinned it along the outer edge to give me a line to sew on.
This isn’t an exact science, so estimate.
Or measure if it makes you feel better.
I would rather throw the shirt in the trash than measure, but that’s just me.
You can cut the shirt as narrow as you’d like. I don’t like to look shrink-wrapped, so I didn’t go too narrow.
Make sure your shirt is inside-out. Sew along your pinned line. My line isn’t even straight, but no worries. Then cut off the excess edge.
I know this idea isn’t revolutionary. People alter clothes all the time, especially t-shirts, but I thought I would share.
What do you think?
Is it better??
Would you try this yourself???
And incase you think I don’t have a face…