Thursday, July 28, 2011

T-shirt refashion fun

When going through my endless drawers of clothes the other day I came across this tee, I  bought from the thrif shop with of course the intention to refashion it.  It's a great fabric and the tee is from J Crew, so I didn't want to get rid of it. As you can see it's a little big for me, so I needed to chop it up.
The first order of business was to make it smaller. To do this, I just laid a shirt that fits over the top and cut around it, and sewed up the sides. 
I removed the pocket, very carefully so I didn't rip a hole in it. Not that I'm prone to doing that on knit fabric or anything.  I cut the sleeves and excess from the bottom into 3" strips and used that for the ruffles on the front and neckline.  After playing around with ruffle placement and picking the best layout, I sewed the ruffles down and hemmed the bottom of the shirt.  And that was it! 


  1. Thanks Bill! I knew you had great taste in fashion!

  2. I'm in awe of this refashion...surely this is my next project. Very cool!