2 ways to restyle a T-shirt

Transform a couple old tees into stylish new favourites with these quick and easy projects.

By Faith and Justina Blakeney, Anka Livakovic and Ellen Schultz

Plain T-shirts begone! For a look that's all your own, follow the simple directions outlined below for a customized top. For a look of the moment, try experimenting with patterns – Organic prints in muted tones or bold florals in vibrant shades will give your look more visual impact.

 

Gaia: For a soft and floaty tee
Open visual instructions here

1. Cut boat neck.
2. Cut cap sleeves.
3. Cut strip off bottom of T.
4. Cut strip in half.
5. Sew each strip onto sides of T.
6. Tie in front or back.

Take a look at a larger image of the Gaia shirt



 
Anka: For an easy halter top
Open visual instructions here

1. Cut T across front as indicated.
2. Cut straight across in back.
3. Cut strip off bottom.
4. Cut triangle down centre.
5. Place strip between two sides of triangle; knot triangle around strip.
6. Tie strip in bow for halter.

Take a look at a larger image of the Anka shirt




Excerpted from 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim & Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special by Faith and Justina Blakeney, Anka Livakovic and Ellen Schultz. Copyright 2006 by Faith Blakeney, Justina Blakeney, Anka Livakovic and Ellen Schultz. Excerpted with permission from Potter Craft, a division of Random House. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.


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