So anyway onto the t-shirt up cycle.
I bought a few long sleeved t-shirts on clearance for $3.00 hoping I could make some cute short sleeved shirts for the summer. This was very easy and didn't take long at all since there was no hemming involved
- First step was to fold the shirt in half, line the sleeves up and cut them both off the length I wanted at the same time. This way they were the same length without all the measuring fuss. I just left the sleeves since knit won't fray and I like how it rolls a little bit.
- Next I used my disappearing ink sewing marker to draw the v- neck and cut that out. I only cut out the front part of the neck and left the back alone.
- cut 2 rectangular pieces from the sleeves for the ruffled neck.. This I just kinda eye balled how much I would need and pinned them on the front of the shirt.
- Since I didn't want sewed ruffles I just pinched and pinned the pieces of fabric in random spots on either side of the v neck
- Sewed the pieces along the shoulder seam and to the back of the neckline.Sewed and back-stitched each of the pinned spots a little just enough to hold it in place. I then had to trim all the threads.
- Then to make the bow I just cut another rectangle piece of the sleeve, folded it in half and sewed the edge to make a smaller rectangle. pinched it together with a piece of the neck line that I cut off and hand stitched it together. and then hand stitched it to the shirt
|Yes those are pins, this is the before it was sewn picture. But the after it was sewn picture looks the same just without the pins :)|
I'm thinking about adding some pearls or something... guess we'll see.
What do you think? have you done any up cycled tops recently?