chalk or fabric pencil
sewing machine or needle and thread.
Here is the before of my shirt:
|This refashion has to be quick because my toddler is into everything!|
First I cut the neck line into a boat neck:
Then I cut the neck line trim from the excess shirt fabric after cutting it down each side. I have a plan for that left over neckline! This is where you need chalk or something washable to mark on the t-shirt.
|First halve them!|
|And now they are straps!|
I wanted to cut a V down the center of the back. My plan is to use the neckline as straps in the back. Scroll down if you aren't sure what I mean. Here is an image where I have laid the neckline down to plan where the straps will go. I turned the shirt inside out BTW, because I want to sew them onto the inside. Once I have that figured out I drew a V down the center of the back of my t with pink chalk:
I cut the V out of the back:
|Give me a V!|
Now I pin the "straps" to the back of my t where I want them so I can sew them down:
Here is what it looked like when I was done sewing them down. My sew lines aren't that great but this is supposed to be a DIY look so thats ok!
Then I turned it right side out again. Here is the final version (I will need to use a dry sponge or wash the shirt to remove the pink chalk):
|Yes Im wearing a pink bra and sweats- no time for big changes or any styling with a three year old hanging around!|
|This look may require a special bra or one that goes with the look!|
Im pretty happy with the outcome. It has the perfect rock and roll, DIY, rough look I was going for!
To see another one of my t-shirt refashions that requires no sewing click here.
T-shirt refashioning has sorta been my thing since my early twenties. Here are a couple of the many super old pics of me wearing t-shirts that I refashioned:
|Thats me on the left in a large mens sized shirt that I made into a mini dress.|
|This was a men's size large shirt I found at a thrift shop. It had a cool detective /romance novel picture on the front. Oh thats me on the right btw.|