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Monday, May 05, 2014

No Midriffs Here!-Tshirt Refashion

Hi Everyone!

This week I am taking a break from the tropics to bring you this little cutie! I wish you could see the fabric in person. It is a double knit and has a two dimensional look and feel to it up close. It was brand new from my local Goodwill and was begging to be rescued. The only trouble was the length. Even when I was young and fit enough I could never wear something that showed my midriff, and at 54 I certainly "never" would do that. Layers were not the answer either. Believe me I tried it, but it looked like I was a middle aged lady trying to cover up her midriff.


.I picked up the top to think it over and the answer came when I found this XXXL oatmeal and heather grey basic T. I initially looked for a heather grey T but there are sooooo many shades of heather, there was not one suitable one to be found. 


.This is what I came up with, but it wasn't as easy as it looks. Working with stripes can be tricky, and if you want a professional look there are things to consider. I will explain more in the tutorial.


I love how it turned out! The top was cut using my basic T-shirt pattern as a guide. (AKA "One Pattern Many Looks") While this top does not take a very striking editorial picture, it is still fabulous due to the quality and texture of the materials.




To see the entire tutorial click here!

'Til Later,
Love Ya,


Joke Vermanen said...

This one is so good! I also love the fact that you used the fabric of the top at the bottom of your back so it doesn't looks like you've just added some shirt fabric to it.

jennifer elliott said...

Fabulous! I love it!

Clare said...

Wow, looks terrific!

Clare said...

Wow, looks terrific!

cfortin said...

Great refashion. Love the proportions.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab

J said...

You have a good eye for style . I love all of your refashions - so inspirational.