Monday, July 09, 2007

Tshirt to Tank

Using this book that I checked out from the library, Generation T - 108 ways to transform a T-shirt, I performed quickie surgery on my favorite worn out t-shirt.

It had gaping, unfixable holes under the arms and a big one on the lower back. Here's the before picture:

And after a little cutting, the sleeves sliced off, the neckband too, and a scallopy uneven bottom (that was my innovation), then a very easy small hem on all the edges, here's what I've got:

The ultra low scoopy armholes are a problem for showing off the side of my bra. I'm too modest for that, so I'll wear one of my workout bras that is supposed to be a top too. I think it will be a good shirt for the hot days of summer.

The book has tons of great ideas, unfortunately for me, too many involve wearing teeny scraps of tshirt material without any supporting undergarments. Um, that ain't happening here, but for all you skinny types, you'd probably be able to get away with it! There are several others that I plan to try, so stay tuned for that.

So that's my wardrobe refashion for the week!


Laume said...

I think it looks greatly improved by your ministrations! The style now, in case you've missed the zillion young girls doing it, is to wear double shirts - like you said, a sports bra type or a tank top, over another one. Lisa and I were just commiserating over how it looks easy but in reality it's hard to get just right.

We were also window shopping in a women's clothing boutique a few weeks ago, a rather pricey one, and saw all sorts of shirts, skirts and dresses that were basically simple styles with a bit of ribbon or cloth or beading added to it. It is indeed the time to be a creative artsy person because it's "IN STYLE". We kept whispering to each other "I could make that!" and "Easy peasy!"

Dara said...

Hey, I recognize that shirt! Love the new version, very cool indeed :)

Kyra said...

Thanks for sharing the book title - interesting holiday gift idea - remaking t-shirts!

Best, Kyra