Wednesday, September 11, 2013

DIY Refashioned T-Shirt Tutorial! + OOTD



Hi Darlings!

This DIY is quick and easy and comes at the request of a fan who is just 12 years old ;-) her names is Jessie and she kindly asked that I do this for her. It is super easy and shown in step by step pics below.




 TOOLS: Old or new loose fitting t-shirt, ruler, scissors, ribbon, pins, 1 safety pin, scarp piece of fabric in a similar weight and content.



 Mark the half way point on the back of the t-shirt and measure. 


Cut a piece of scrap fabric using the measurement you took for the back x 2" wide.

 Roll up the front of the shirt so it stays out of your way
 Pin your scrap to the inside of the shirt (back) and align in the center. 
 Thread your machine with a matching color thread.
 Sew 3/8" from the long edge on each side
 Sew a straight line down the center
 You should have 3 lines
 Cut a 36" piece of ribbon and pin the safety pin to the end of the ribbon
Insert from the bottom up one side
Then go back in on the other side from the top and out of the bottom.
 Pull both ends to create the gathering. You can pull as much or as little as you want. 
Working with the sleeve
 Fold over 3/8"" and pin until you create 3 pleats in the center of the sleeve
Once pinned take it to the sewing machine
 Sew down the middle of the pleats and backstitch to secure. REMOVE your pins as you get to them. NEVER sew over pins.
The End!

Leoapdr Baseball Cap (similar) HERE or HERE / DIY Refashioned T-shirt / Gifted Necklace / Jessica Simpson Platforms (black is not available) Nude HERE / Express Boyfriend Jeans




xoxo
Mimi G

56 comments:

  1. This is such an awesome post, and is such an easy way to personalize an otherwise plain t-shirt. Thanks for recognizing even your younger fans. :-)

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  2. I am so going to try this!! You made something so simple look so good and SEXY!! I love it!

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  3. Cute! And way to easy. I'm going to try this one this weekend. :)

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  4. This is super cute. I had to send it to my sister and cousin who are really into fashion.

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  5. I am an XS and often times I've had to tie a knot in the back of a t-shirt to make it look flattering. That knot usually bugs the heck out of me when I'm sitting in a chair or in the car driving. This is such a cool alternative and I can't wait to get home from work so I can try it! Thanks for an amazing suggestion and the tutorial. You are fabulous girl!

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  6. Really cute. I love refashioned t-shirts.

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  7. Omg its so cute and it looks easy to make. I love it thank you for sharing it.

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  8. Mimi...your creative mind, never ceases to Amaze me. I am so glad I found your site, and got to meet you in LA this year! You have inspired me to start and do "sew" many things!!I look forward to your posts everyday, to get that boost I need!!''
    Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us!! <3

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  9. This shirt is awesome! Also your jeans are super HOT, where did you get them?

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    1. Express Jeans, it is at the bottom of the post. xoxo

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  10. I so love this look. It's so casually chic and coordinated. Love how you tied the hat in with the heels. Fashionably fabulous indeed!!!!

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  11. love love love it.

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  12. Thank you Mimi, I will definitely be doing some modifications to some of my tired Tees, I think i will be doing it one with the ribbon at the sides and see how I can get the effect to create a cropped styled Tee.

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  13. Love this! And I've been voting like crazy for you in Instyle.

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  14. Great post!! Going to try and do this top!! Lovely look s always!!

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  15. This was a really well done tutorial, but maybe a little too sexy for 12 depending on how developed?! You know some girls are 12 but look like going on 16. However, it's really cute and if there are any modest moms out there wearing a little cami under the tee will show less low back and still be cute. I think as someone else said it would also work as a great technique on the sides. What a nice way to bring some shape to a boxy tee! The sleeve detail is really adorable.

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    1. Well that is the beauty of the instructions ;-) you can gather it as little or as much as you'd like ;-)

      xoxo

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  16. Love, love, love this DIY. Definitely will be sharing it with my girls (they can practice their straight sewing skills). Keep the DIYs coming. Thanks!

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  17. I MUST have this shirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. I so appreciate you sharing this DIY...I have two girls that love you as much as I do (or more) LOL.... and this something else we can do together...thanks for sharing!


    Blessings

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  19. I voted again today. Im gonna hold you to that free tutorial (maybe that blazer/jacket) that you talked about..Wink Wink.. Just kidding but not really. Love your style. You are absolutely awesome

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  20. I am beyond In love with this woman and her STYLE! I am definitely doing this!

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  21. luuuurve this! I think I'm going to try it on the side of a t shirt! Thanks for this! <3

    Michelle
    sewplaysew.wordpress.com

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  22. Was lookig for the hat like urs, but prefer the black on the back...very cute!!!!

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  23. I love the hat with the black on the back...whr could that one be purchased...digging ur style!!!

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  24. Ironically, I just saw a very similar hat in Target today. Check your local target for the hat ladies!!!

    Mimi girl!!! I always love your style. Wish I could sew to re-create some of your awesome style. Looking good as usual.

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  25. I think you're freaking brilliant! Not just this but everything you do. Imma so have my grandmother hook my T-shirt up with this. :-) And I absolutely love your hair it ROCKS just like your style, always on point!

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  26. i like very cute... definitely will do it...

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  27. yes i agree, this is a super cute t-shirt look... girl-it up some! love it! thx.

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.