Friday, November 25, 2011

Another t shirt embellished and refashioned

 I hope I'm not boring you with all my refashions but I'm having heaps of fun doing them. 
This one is done with a simple $5 tee from K Mart.
Because I liked the colour. 
Specifically I wanted a colour I could wear with this circle skirt which was made a couple of years ago from an old tablecloth.
But a plain $5 t shirt isn't very inspiring so I decided to jazz it up with the help of some doilies.
Unfortunately, two doilies were hurt in the course of this job.
I used two squarish ones and laid them diagonally along the v neckline then simply sewed along the original seam line and snipped the left over pieces off in the back and zigzagged them neat.
The work didn't take much longer than the typing of this once I had made up my mind to do it.
Because the top was a little long and wide I took it in on the sides and ruched it up by applying ordinary 1/2 centimetre elastic along it using a largish zigzag stitch.
I found that the elastic needs to be stretched almost to it's ultimate stretch to give the effect I want.
And that's about it.
Except that I then decided to use the scraps I had cut offfrom the sides and make a little decoration for the centre.

Thankyou to everyone who said to mow.
I did but it's rained heaps this week and it all needs redoing.
O dear.
Looks like I'm going to have to do it all over again.


  1. Looks fantastic!!!

    AND .... you could NEVER bore me with a refashion. You're inspirational.

  2. I love what you have done to your t-shirt. You never bore me with your sewing projects. :)
    Anne xx

  3. it turned out so great! i like the doilies you used!

  4. That's a really great refashion. I'll have to try both techniques some time - the ruching is gorgeous and very flattering. Good to give a bit of waste definition, I think I'll have to try it! And the doilies look spiffy. Thanks for the inspiration Cherrie.


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