Two 1.00 T-shirts never looked so good

Aug 18, 2010


T-Shirt #1
First, I cut out around the V-neck of the shirt, chopped the sleeves shorter and took in the sides to make the shape more feminine.
(It was a men's small)

T-Shirt #2
This was a crew neck men's XL. I used it to cut 65 double layered 1-1.5 inch circles. (Not perfect circles)

Then, I doubled up the circles ant pinned them on the T-shirt #1 where I wanted them.

Last, I sewed them all on using a zig zag stitch on my sewing machine.
This part took the longest.
 I had been searching for something like this and was disappointed not to find it anywhere that wasn't ridiculously expensive.  So what do you do when you can't find that missing link to your wardrobe? Make it your self! I love rocking this shirt with a pencil skirt or even jeans... or shorts or...










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71 comments :

  1. Fabulous Fablous Fabulous. Simply Fabulous. I might have to reblog this over at my blog. Email me if you would like to do a fashion feature to Friday begining in Sept

    info{at}chicmodernvintage.com

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  2. That is so beautiful!! I love it! I can't wait to try it on one of my shirts! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

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  3. Wow who knew it could be that simple? I have a few of these tees that I purchased for 40.00 each. Super bummed that I paid that much but super happy I can make my own now in colors I want.

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  4. wow, that's beautiful! :) i'm gonna have to try it!

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  5. So cute. That is it, I am trying this.

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  6. I love it. I also love crispy white shirts! Love love love! Can't get enough! Thanks for the tut!

    -Nicole
    www.craftmysoul.blogspot.com

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  7. Very pretty! I have been wanting to do something like this!

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  8. so cute! I love it, that may be my next project....

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  9. Where do you get your shirts so cheaply??

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  10. Love it! It's femininte and edgy!

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  11. I am in love! I want one! You should make and sell them! So, so pretty! Or should I have said Sew, sew pretty!

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  12. This is too cute! ITA that you should make and sell them!

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  13. beautiful!!!! i love it. i've been wanting to refashion a couple of shirts, but i've been too afraid to cut them up... but you've given me inspiration! :o)

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  14. Really cute...I love this!

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  15. I hopped in from the Friday Follow. The T-shirts are so cute!

    Blessings,
    Cara (aka Temberton)

    http://www.friendlyfrugalista.com

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  16. Super cute, Sophie! Love it!

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  17. Love that shirt! Can't believe it was only $2! Amazing!!
    smiles!

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  18. Love it! I'm going to have to make myself one this weekend :)

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  20. Super cute! I love it! I made a top very similar to yours. I think maybe next time I find some time, I will attempt to copy you :) I love how you added circles on the shoulders! It's a very nice touch! Love it!

    **Question: Did you just stick the circles in twos and zig-zagged stitch all the circles right down the middle?**

    Justine
    eplusjustin at yahoo dot com
    http://justbettertogether.blogspot.com/2010/07/ruffled-flowers.html

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  21. Wow! That's absolutely great!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Greetings from Scotland
    Shippy

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  22. This is a great idea, especially for plus-sized women who sew..I'm not one of them, but love the idea of it, so maybe I can talk someone into it for me..also would be nice to vary the shape of the neck, say, an oval, rather than vee front..?
    thanks!

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  23. that is fantastic! i must make one.

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  24. wow! I love it! I am going to have to try that!

    Born To Be Styled

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  25. I wanted to share this, this weekend my daughter had a dance comp. in Michigan. A dancer came out for a solo and made this shirt and wore it for her solo. She made it longer with slits up the sides, it was perfect! Keep up the great work ladies!

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  26. I loved this idea! Here is the shirt I made from your tutorial, I think I might have made my circles a little too small or just perhaps sewed the circles to close together. I still love it though! P.S. I couldn't get a photo to post but if you go here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150160492158570&set=a.133700333569.108785.579873569&theater you can take a peek! Thanks for the tutorials!

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  27. Very creative and very pretty.

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  28. This is adorable and soooooo easy!  Thank you

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  29. love it love it love it. Hope I make me one . Thanks for sharing ! 

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  30. Is there a particular reason why you cut the first T-shirt?  Couldn't you have just sewn the circles around the original V-neck?

    I think it's a GREAT idea and will try it as soon as I finish all my other projects!  ;)

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  31. you totally dont need to chop the neck of your shirt if you dont want to... we are just so fond of that deconstructed look...  send us a picture when you get it done!
    ~selina

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  32. Just yesteday i brought T-shirts at the dallar store to do the same thing,only i plan to put ruffles o mine.I made all my clothes,self taught.Good with making clothes but not good with computers so i do not know how to show you.

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  33. Sharon DinbarSeptember 15, 2011

    How cute this is. I wear t-shirts all the time for work, I can't wait to walk in with this shirt on me. Thanks !!!

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  34. love this- maybe ad buttons to the center of each flower

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  35. That is real cute.  I love it.

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  36. Wonder how she finished the neck???  I can see where the second shirt was frayed where circles were cut out, so am not sure the circles won't fray too.  I love this, though and will try to think of something tat will work but not fray. :)  Any ideas???

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  37. we use jersey... totally doesnt fray! its like magic... you never need to hem it! probably my favorite fabric to work with...  if you look super closely the top isnt frayed at all, its just where she cut some circles super close together and it left a bit of fabric... seriously try it, its super easy!
    ~selina

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  38. awesome idea! i have even tried a cluster of seed beads in the center before for my girls...
    ~selina

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  39. Sisters4saymoreismoreSeptember 29, 2011

    PS~Another tip: Once your creation is made lay it flat to dry and I always reshape the circles a bit. :)
    GOOD LUCK!!
    xoxo~Sophie

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  40. Michelle SkillernOctober 05, 2011

    Love it!   Can't wait to try it!

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  41. Carola GarretonOctober 12, 2011

    great, love the idea, you can also dye the tshirt in your favorite color!!

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  42. Can You imagine this in rainbow colors.........wow

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  43. Turtlegirl00April 07, 2012

    i have just discovered this blog---so excited!!  i love t-shirt refashions and can't wait to try this circle one--65 circles though?!?! wow--but the effect is worth it!  thanks for posting such fun and cheap tutorials!!  I am a newbie so cutting up tees is so much less intimidating to me than regular fabric!

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  44. Lyndalegault7May 24, 2012

    Beautiful, feminine shirt.  Love it!  Looks so easy to make as well.....must give it a try.

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  45. PeacevalleyquiltsJune 02, 2012

    Really like this idea. Can recycle some of the tees in my closet also. This would and could be great with a nice pair of pants and shoes a very nice professional look. I am certainly going to try this.

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  46. I just love this and with the summer months ahead I will get the most use of the white one and a couple of others I will make. You sisters Rock. Thanks

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  47. Gcsmith1221@gmail.com.June 03, 2012

    I'm going to do this for my granddaughter - thanks

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  48. I am a fashion designer and I think that is suuch a beautifull idea !!!!!!!!!!

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  49. This is amazing and such a creative work and fantastic circle designing.I want to have like one and want to gift to my sister.I Like it ! t-shirt color is attractive!

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  50. This was so easy and turned out so chic! I did a t-shirt in navy!

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  51. Wow amazing shirt must loved by the women especially actually this shirt is design in a manner that there design relates to modern era fashion..

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  52. WOW!1 I'll make a few for my granddaughter with different color T shirts. Very creative, will pot pics when I've done mine.

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