T-shirt makeover

Before I flit off for the weekend, I thought I’d show you what I did last night. (Otherwise known as crafting under the influence/flitting around the house in my bra because this is the t-shirt I was wearing yesterday when I got inspired.) I got this idea out of a book whose name escapes me at the moment—I’ll come back and post the title when I get a chance to look it up.

[Edit: It’s Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt, though I probably didn’t do it the same way as the project in there that looks like this one because I don’t actually have a copy of the book. There’s a website for the book that has a couple projects, too.]

I love this t-shirt, but it was way too big for me and had shrunk weirdly so that the printing was off-center and it was really, really wide compared to how long it was. It fit like a potato sack. I was complaining about how it fit, and around 11:00 last night I decided I was going to do something about it once and for all.

Before:

A few snips and some pins, then I tried it on to make sure I wasn’t making it too small:

I cut some fabric off the sides, made strips from the piece I cut off the bottom, stretched them out to make them curl, snipped holes in the edges, and laced it up. The raw edges will curl up in the wash—t-shirt fabric is forgiving that way—so I’m not to worried that the collar and the bottom edge aren’t quite straight.

After. I could’ve made it a tad smaller, but much better than before:

4 thoughts on “T-shirt makeover

  1. Kari

    How cool!!! It’s so cute and look! You’re smiling!! w00t!

    I was I was crafty in that way. The only cutting on tshirt I do is when it’s time to use them for gun cleaning rags lol.
    Have a great weekend!

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