Summer Tops from Shirts

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Part of my restyling volunteer job with Hunter Gatherer charitable vintage stores, involves refashioning daggy old shirts, into cute little summer tie-front tops.

I've used a similar tie top as a template, they are quite straight forward, yet really effective.

How to:
*Cut to appropriate size, with two long strips as ties at the front
*Serge (overlock) all raw edges
*Sew two sides together, from armpit to bottom side, before tie.
*Fold under and stitch serged armholes, back, and ties.

I've also restyled this pink and white floral top, by cropping, removing both sleeves, and adding darts for a better fit.

In progress:

(notice the cat leg!)

Adding a dart

Lots more of these to come, I'll try to document more detailed 'how-to's next time.



Patti said...

Great project, Erica! I almost forgot you are trying to stay cool in your part of the world : >

Stacey said...

These are really cute! I hope they get snapped up quickly.

Unknown said...

Perfect for restyling, creating something like this will make you look cool and also unique as you will be the only one wearing what you made.

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