T-shirt to fitted sleeveless top

Monday, February 20, 2012

I'm through to the next round of Project Upcycled, which means I can share my last submission to the contest. We have to remain anonymous on each week's contests, so my head is chopped off here!

T-shirt to fitted sleeveless top, and scrappy flower headband

I took a souvenir t-shirt from my wardrobe, originally purchased from an op shop because I liked the palm tree print on it. As a t-shirt, it's boring, so I've changed its shape to a sleeveless top for summer, by cutting off the sleeves, adding ribbon to the neckline for a tie, elastic around the waist, and taken it in either side.

Here's how:

1. cut off sleeves and neckline

2. Pin and sew armhole

3. Stitch casing for neck ribbon tie, and the same for elastic casing for the bottom hem

4. Thread ribbon through the top casing, elastic through bottom hem casing Wear it ...

I don't like to see much waste with refashion projects, so I've used the cut off sleeves to make a flower headband..

I'm pleased to say, the only scrap pieces of fabric leftover as a result of the above refashion, is this little pile..

Stay tuned to see tomorrows projects on tshirtdiaries which has the theme "bottoms up" and vote for the crafter who will be headed to the finals



Sleekit said...

Very cute T Erica

Sleekit x

Frugal Down Under said...

Cute top.

BUT I'm CRAZY for the Headband. Can you tute that too?

AdinB said...

The top is sure cute.

my thrifty closet said...

congrats on going to the next round. I like your refashioned T-shirt top, it looks so much cuter now!


Unknown said...

I will tute the headband soon :)

Kim, USA said...

Awesome love it!


Lavender said...

Totally ripping off both of these! I need headbands for the gym, and have a similar vintage tee that is tight around the neck.

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