It is time to save money.
Trow out….. but not away……all the t-shirts you don’t wear anymore.
Do some thinking and planning, and do a fabulous t-shirt makeover.
Mix your fabrics – do something out of the ordinary.
This is what I had:
Then I bought 50cm of stretch velvet in the same colour, but not exactly the same shade.
I marked the back.
I wanted some extra space over the hip part but not that much over the top back part.
So I cut a bit of fabric out at the top to compensate for the extra inverted piece.
Then I measured the back of the t-shirt and made a pattern on paper to get the extra panel for the back. It is always better to work on paper first – as you can pin it to the actual garment to see whether it will be right or not, than to make a mess on your fabric.
Then I joined the panel with the t-shirt.
I gave it a few small hand stitches in the centre of the back to make the bottom part look fuller and to give the idea of a thin waistline.
The bow is a square piece of velvet, sewn and turned inside out. Then tied in the centre with a loop of the same fabric.
Join it to the centre of the t-shirt with small hand stitches.
Make sure it is secure and neat as it can become ugly from sitting and rubbing against chairs etc.
The bottom part as well as the parts on the sleeves are just long square panels which I folded double before joining it with the t-shirt.
Use your seam ripper to put it neatly on the sleeve.
Something new out of something old – your own t-shirt makeover!
Well done……..You did your part for recycling today!!