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Project Reimagined: The White Tee. Project Reimagined is a diy challenge created by Lindsay of Shrimp Salad Circus to inspire you to think outside the box and see things for more than what they are. For Project Reimagined, a handful of different bloggers are all given the exact same item and asked to turn it into something new. This week’s project starts with a plain white tee shirt, and it has been reimagined by Lindsay of Shrimp Salad Circus, Katie of Lemon Jitters, Stacie of Stars for Streetlights, and Lexy of The Proper Pinwheel.

For this project, my original vision included lace and dye. I knew I wanted to incorporate those two things. And I actually stuck to that plan! Here's what I came up with. Hey guys, don't look at my overgrown eyebrows, k? Okay, here are the six elements that took this from a plain white boy's tee to a fancy-sleeved tee. I used a mix of dark blue and black dye and it basically turned out purple. No Sew, One Shoulder Shirt. DIY. I wanted a one shoulder shirt to wear out Saturday night but I couldn't find one that fit, So I decided to make my own and no sewing required. Tutorial Things you need. Mens Tee- Shirt* I used a Extra large mens Tee-shirt.ScissorsChalk How to determine the size tee-shirt you need Large mens tee-shirt for a small build Extra large mens tee-shirt for a medium build XXL mens tee- shirt for a large build first make a diagonal cut from under one arm to the top collar. and cut off the other sleeve cut the top apart so that you have two pieces This is how I measured for me.

I cut off a small piece as shown in the picture... it just fell better on my arm. also cut your shirt up the side to open it up so that you can tie the strips you cut. Now tie your shirt you can adjust it however you like, tighter or more loose. the second tie from the top, you want to tie a small knot at the end.. because this will hang off your shoulder. I love this shirt.. I hope your Tuesday was fantastic! Lots of <3, Anne. T-SHIRT INTO SUMMER TOP DIY. With summer right around the corner and temperatures already into the 80′s in many parts of the country, it’s a perfect time to start thinking about easy summer clothes. This is a fast and easy way to transform a basic t-shirt into a cute summer top. To see step by step instructions and pictures click here. 1 Mens T-shirtElasticSafety PinPinsScissorsSewing NeedleThreadMeasuring tape Step 1Measure your elastic around your chest just under your arms.

Step 2 Pin a straight line across the top of the tee where the shoulders are. Step 3 Pin your sleeves flat against the front of your tee. Step 4 Sew the arm holes shut. Step 5 Cut 2 small pieces of your elastic. Just like you used the bottom hem of the tee, you will use the hems on the sleeves for the elastic on the pockets. Step 6 I left about 4 ½ inches of the sleeve without elastic.

Sew this part to the front of the tee. I’m seriously thinking this needs some embellishing. DIY dolman tee. DIY Plain tank sewn zipper racer back. My Zipper Tee DIY tutorial...Tshirt Recycle. Supplies: Zipper 22 inches or so... old tshirt or 1 yard fabric. I am all about casual style, but usually like something to separate my tee from everyone elses.

This started in middle school when I took my first sewing class and from their I was refashioning the family's "giveaway pile. " Here is one I designed back then that I recreated for a tutorial. For this zipper: I know they have double zippers, but they go the other way so you will have to make it like i did. You can use an old tshirt, it doesn't matter what size. If you use fabric: I used a light jersey cotton with a nice drape. If the fabric is light, I would suggest ironing interfacing to the edges so it wont wave from the zipper.

Sew the side seams if you used your own fabric. Tie-Dye Shirt. Here's my second adventure in Tie-Dying. I'm really happy with how my shirt came out. I just love using this dying technique, it's so exciting because you never know how it's going to come out. This was my first attempt. So far I've been pleasantly surprised.

Here's what you'll need to make your own: >>>A t-shirt made of %100 percent natural fibers, this can be cotton, linen, silk, rayon, bamboo, etc. >>>Salt, I used about 1/2 cup for this shirt. >>>Powdered or liquid dye. >>>Rubber bands. With my scarf, I created stripes, so this time I wanted to make a sunburst design, so I pinched the middle of the shirt and tied a rubber band. Continue to secure rubber bands along the shirt, until the last one is wrapped around the sleeves and the bottom hem of the shirt. Prepare your dye bath according to instructions. Bring a large pot of water and the salt to simmer, then add the dye and stir.

Remove the shirt from the bath and immediately run it under cold water to set the dye. Happy crafting! One Pearl Button: Tutorial: Silk Shirt Refashion. Large T-Shirt to Fitted Tee. I have these two t-shirts that I love. They're soft, comfortable, and have good worn (and sentimental) designs on them. But, I never wear them for anything other than around the house because they are large men's t-shirts and look completely shapeless on me. Then I found this great tutorial on YouTube for how to make a big t-shirt a fitted shirt! - T-Shirt Surgery: How to Make a Shirt Fit So, while I was staying with my mom at her camper this summer (she lives & travels in an RV), I asked her to help me try it out.

So yes...we broke out the sewing machine next to the campfire. Strange, I know, but it gave us a project to work on! First, a before & after look at the t-shirt we did. So, here's how it's done. Start with a t-shirt you love that's just too big Turn the shirt inside out and lay a shirt that DOES fit you on top of it, lining up the collars so that you can be sure it is centered over your large t-shirt. Thanks to brianagayle for the video tutorial & tips! Fringe Top. So I had this weird shapeless top/dress/long tank top(?) In my closet. The only thing I liked about it was the color. I decided it was time for a remake! Not a fun top! I measured how long I wanted the remade top to be, I went for the cropped style, and cut off the bottom half. This is how it looked chopped off.

Wearable, but still pretty boring. I took the bottom half and cut it up to make the fringes. I measured and marked where I wanted the fringes to go. And sewed them on one by one. Looks pretty cool. Shortened Male White Shirt. Tappered Crop Top. Heart Sweatshirt. If you saw my Santa wish list the other day, you know that I have my eyes on the Wildfox Couture heart jumper. After hours of ogling their website, I had an epiphany: I can make my own! [SIDENOTE: Since making my wish list just last week, the heart jumper is no longer available on their website...I think this DIY project is FATE :)] A white crew neck sweatshirt. I got mine at Target for around $8A heart stencil to trace. Update: I spilled coffee on my heart sweatshirt (clumsy!). Jersey Tank Top. Skull Shirt. Chains Shirt. Bow Back Shirt. Cut out Back Shirt. Pearl Encrusted Deep V t-shirt. I’m always worried now when I have an idea for a DIY that one of the other DIY bloggers has already done it.

Sadly I don’t have time any more to look at too many blogs so please know that if someone else has done this, it’s by complete coincidence that I have too. I have learned over the years of blogging that we DIYers tend to all think alike. So hopefully, this hasn’t been done before HOWEVER, the idea is not too far off from those hideously bedazzled sweatshirts from the 80′s old ladies used to wear… right?

But so much better *NOTE* the “V” looks deeper on the dress form than it is in reality BUT your pearls or beads WILL weigh it down more than it normally sits on your chest. *NOTE* Once embellished, your shirt will have to be dry-cleaned or carefully hand-washed and hung to dry. . * Beginning somewhere near the center of your V and with your middle sized pearl or bead, thread your needle through the back of your T and hand stitch your bead into place. * See How I Wore it Here *

Splash Dyed Shirts. T-shirt Bathing Suit Cover Up. *notes: if you want to make it look like the VS one pictured above, you can fold over the edges under the arms and stitch a simple tube all the way around. Stitching a ribbon or rope at the top of each side & pushing it through. Cut a hole at the bottom of the tube to push ribbon/rope out of, cinch and tie in a bow. Simple enough.* If you want it to cover more in the front and sides, make your initial mark further up the neck line and make your side cut shorter as well.

This DIY took between 5-10 minutes …ridiculously easy! Have Fun! Tweet. Workout T-Shirt. Every summer for some reason my closet magically seems to be full of unwanted t-shirts. Every single summer... Some may seem old, others too casual, worn out or simply not interesting any more. So I thought that this year perhaps I should look into doing something creative with those that don't tickle my fancy. I was lucky enough to stumble upon a fantastically creative way of up-cycling t-shirts over at You basically take any t-shirt chop a little here and there and tadaaaa! Afterwards you have a fashionable back baring top that is perfect for working out or a simple yet chic outfit on those hot summer days :) You will need around 20 minutes, a pair of scissors and a t-shirt.

Simple fast and fabulous :) xoxo. Cut Out Back. I love a great t-shirt DIY and this one is extremely simple! As shown above, you can wear it two different ways… the first is simply sliced {and reminds me of one of my favorite artists, Lucio Fontana} and the second style, by creating pseudo-bows out of each sliced section. You can choose to wear nothing underneath or wear an alternating colored t-shirt or tank top to show through. A lace tank would be really pretty as well… and a little 80′s Madonna-esque. What You’ll Need… * A crew neck t-shirt. Steps… * Carefully cut out your “crew neck”. * Flip your shirt over and lay it flat.

. * You can measure it out, or if you have a steady hand, carefully cut 4 straight and parallel lines or slits down your back. NOTE: To get your cut edges to curl a little, use your hands to carefully stretch out your slits. Wear it like this… or create “bows” down the back… * Depending on the number of sections you have, cut 1-1/2″ sections of your lace or trim. And wear it like this… Have Fun! Mara Hoffman Inspired Woven Tee.