Wednesday, July 13, 2011

two to make one

Found last year, at the very bottom of my drawer, a white sheer t-shirt that was there probably since my twenties, and a grey boxy t-shirt which had a logo next to the collar in the back.
I didn't wear any of them, and figured that make one shirt out of two un-used ones would be the right thing to do.

Wear the white sheer shirt, cut out the grey one just under the armholes, and wear it over the sheer one.
Pinned in place.
Take both off (and be careful with the pins!)
I used a saucer to trace the heart shape in the front, and cut a straight line for the sides and back.
Sew it all over.
Curt the excess sheer fabric underneath.

I had some tulle off white thin 1/4" tape (can't even remember why I bought this and when... I'm sure it happens to many of us...) and pinned it over and hand-stitched to give some extra texture.

xox, d.

linked to some of these parties *<:)


  1. Very cool idea! I'll have to try this out

    ~ The Tuckerbag ~

  2. I really like this! I have two shirts in mind that would look great like this.

    your newest followers,

    Heather & Rose

  3. I love that! What a chic looking shirt!

  4. I like that shirt. It looks cool.

  5. What a great idea! I have a couple shirts I know would look great like this. Thanks!

  6. This is too cute! I have way too many tshirts and this would dress them up. I also have a new sewing machine and a mother who would love if I learned how to use it! I am bookmarking this!

  7. Hey Donatella, I just had to come tell you that I did my first refashioning of a shirt! I just wanted you to see it, because you have totally inspired me to do it:

  8. It looks like a "designer" T-shirt! Nice :)

  9. I love it, I want to make one :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Just saw your project at Tatertots and Jello :)

  10. OMG that is one cool looking top!


  11. So cute! I don't have an eye for that sort of thing...but looking around your blog, I see that you do!

    Great work, nice to visit you, Pat

  12. That is adorable. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party. Please add my button too:)

  13. Love the shirt. Such a great idea.


  14. What a beautiful refashion! Love the heart shape on the front!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  15. Looks great. I'm having a party today and every Monday at Would love for you to stop by and link up this project and any other projects.

  16. What a great idea, and the end result ends up looking romantic, instead of like 2 t-shirts. That's some great vision, crafty mama!


  17. Oh my gosh, LOVE this! So freakin cute, thanks for sharing, I found your blog from Dittle Dattle, and I LOVE it! Hope you have a great day!

  18. I love this! It's the corset look without the blue face. I have a few t-shirts this would work with, so thanks a bunch!
    -The (non)Working Girl

    (P.S. I found you via Tip Junkie)

  19. I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

  20. Hi
    I am visiting from Debbies. What a cute idea, you have just launched a new fashion.
    Have fun cutting up your cloths. Kathy

  21. This is the coolest refashion I've seen!! I have to make one. I'm a new follower, thanks for sharing your creativity. :o)

  22. This is a cool idea! Thank you for sharing.

  23. This is very cute! I love it and would wear it! I featured this at

  24. Hello! I love your refashion! I am an editor @ refashion co-op and we tweeted about it! Feel free to share your fashions with us if you'd like! We're on twitter, fb, and -C.C.

  25. Great redo! Might have to use this trick to salvage a shirt I bought online without realizing it's too boxy.

  26. What a great way to rescue two shirts you wouldn't otherwise be wearing! :)
    Thank you for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week as well!

  27. Thanks for this tutorial! I reported here:

  28. I just wanted to let you know I featured you over at Blissful and Domestic today :>

    Stop by and grab a button


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