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Simple T-Shirt Refashion

A while back I bought four shirts at JoAnn’s for $10.  I knew I could come up with a few refashions for them and have some new shirts for next to nothing!  Here I am with refashion #2.  The first one was the lace t-shirt refashion.  Well, with another one of those shirts and a little left over lace, I have a new top!

DIY T-shirt Refashion

I went to a little girls birthday party this morning and I had my little cousins following me around asking me to teach them and to make them shirts.  “Can we come over today and do it??”  It was so cute.  So is it a compliment that they loved it or am a wearing a teenie bopper shirt?

Either way, here is how you can make one of your own!  Or whip one up for your daughter, since we know it was a big hit for the 9 year olds!

You start with folding the shirt in half and cutting the neckline and sleeves down a little bit.  It gives it a better shape and doesn’t look so much like a t-shirt.  I didn’t cut the bottom of this one because I liked the length, but you could do that too if you want.  Then you have to fold the shirt in half the opposite way.  I measured 5 inches across (so it would be 10 total when unfolded) and one inch in between each strip.  I did it all the way down to 1 inch I think.  Then you take the first strip, twist so there is a loop, and pull the next strip through.  Continue this all the way down and secure with a pin.  I then used lace left over from my other refashion and pinned it to the outside of the cut outs.  Leave the lace a little loose so that when you put the shirt on the lace pulls tight and it allows the strips to pull tight too.  Hem the top of the lace and you’re done!

It is simple, easy to do, and classic looking.  I actually ended up really liking it (which doesn’t always happen in my refashions!) and am glad I got a chance to wear it.  It got good reviews, even from the adults!

So for under $3 I have a new shirt!  It’s casual with a little pizazz which is right up my alley.  I paired it with jeans earlier in the day, then it got kinda hot and I switched to my skirt.  I kept it with my casual leopard loafers which I am kinda obsessed with lately and it’s the perfect casual cute outfit!

What do you think?  Is it a shirt that you would consider making or wearing?  Or is it specifically for the 9 – 12 year old range? 🙂  Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!

Have a great Monday!

Some other posts you might like:

Lace shirt refashion before and after

Lace Shirt Refashion

mans shirt to womans dress

Husband’s Shirt Refashion

DIY long Pencil skirt

DIY Pencil Skirt


15 Responses to Simple T-Shirt Refashion

  1. Aleksandra August 27, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Perfect idea! Now I can`t wait to find some old t shirts and get to the work 🙂

  2. Danielle August 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing! Your hair is adorable, too, by the way! 🙂

  3. Donna August 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Again all I can say is WOW! You’re onto something here, Girl! xo

  4. Kaysi @ Keeping It Simple September 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    I love this and it looks fabulous on you!

  5. Cristina July 7, 2014 at 6:38 am #

    Love the idea. You should definitely put up some demonstration videos.

    • Natalia July 7, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

      You’re right, that’s a great idea! I have quite a few more I did, I might just do that! Thanks for the idea! 🙂

  6. Jeni April 4, 2015 at 10:24 am #

    Adorable! I’m in the process of making myself one right now! It looks so cute on you! I live your ideas!

    • Natalia April 5, 2015 at 2:20 am #

      Thank you!! I am so glad you liked them and that you’re getting to use them!!

  7. Jeni April 4, 2015 at 10:25 am #



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