Monday, 20 August 2012

Time to revamp those t-shirts

Being a Fashion and Textiles student I always love to re-work clothing rather than throwing it away and recently I seen a image on pinterest showing a great DIY on reworking a t-shirt (if you recognise this DIY as your own from pinterest give me a message and I shall credit you). It involves an old t-shirt, a pair of scissors (fabric scissors preferably, only because they cut the fabric more easily) and ribbon.
This is the t-shirt I chose to customise because it never fits well and I never wear it because of that reason.
As I said earlier you can use normal scissors for this but it makes it allot easier if you have fabric scissors these are mine.

So with my scissors I cut the sleeves off, lowered the neckline and adjusted the hem like so.

We are nearly done, easy isn't it? so now turn over your t-shirt and grab the two back sleeves like so.

And this is when we need the ribbon I have a nice purple ribbon. You don't want the ribbon to be too thick because the straps of the top are thin so you want a thin ribbon to match. So tie your ribbon so that it joins the sleeves together and taaahhhdaaahhh your done!

The finished effect!

Now to try it on

What do you think? Do you think you would try it out?

Keep your eyes peeled in the next week as I will be doing some more DIY's


  1. That is brilliant! Period:)

  2. Amazing girl! love the shirt.

  3. it looks great!! (I especially love the bow at the back) And such a good idea as well because now the top fits you AND has a cool design :-D

    Francesca xo

  4. Thanks dear! sure I'm already following you*

  5. Nice work dear! I like this top!

  6. uhh that's pretty cool ;) yeah, i would love to, so i'm following you, follow back ?
    btw, love the shirt honey, xoxo annie

  7. Awesome DIY girl! I love this! I am now your 100th follower! I would love it if you would check out my blog too or even follow if you like it :]

  8. Thank you so much dear! I made the same with a t-shirt! And I love it!
    Your t-shirt looks amazing! And I love your look!
    You have a new follower*
    Follow my blog too if you like ; )
    Lots of kisses*

  9. I've always wanted to make a tank from a tee as well! And that ribbon on the back is genuinely a brilliant idea <3

  10. Darling, thank you so much!
    I'm following back :3

  11. wow you're really talented !! I love the way this turned out, it's very edgy :)

    Masala Diary

  12. Looks really great.:-)
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC and BLOGLOVIN???
    My Blog

  13. lovely DIY and lovely msg!

  14. Hi hun, great post! looks like i could learn alot from your blog!
    Thanks for the comment on mine, would you like to follow each other?
    PLease let me know so I can follow back xx

  15. thanks honey, that means a lot to me <3
    xoxo, annie

  16. Wow girl you absolutely rock !! Simple is the best! Following you now, follow me back?

  17. Thank you sooo much for the follow,honey.<3
    Follow you back on gfc and bloglovin.^^

  18. great DIY! You are very creative!
    If you like it, follow my blog about life and fashion in LA, on Bloglovin'. Let me know in the comments and I will follow back ;)

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    1. I just followed your lovely blog and liked this post on Bloglovin. Stay in touch ;)

      LA By Diana Live Magazine

  19. Great post and I love the work you've done on it. Really cool, I am now following you. x

    I am new here:

  20. great idea! :) i like to change my clothes myself too!

    maybe visit me on:

  21. Love what u did!!! That bow detail is gorgeous :D
    Would love to follow each other :) Im now following in bloglovin and GFC :)

  22. Love the DIY.
    of course we can follow each other! I'm now following you :)

  23. Thanks for your lovely comment, this is amazing, definitly following!
    Material Fixations

  24. Aw thank you for the comment and for following me back, you rock!

  25. Very cool!

  26. Look at that, very creative.

    Thank you for visiting Blush and your lovely comment! I am following you now. I’d love if you follow Blush.


  27. Lovely blog !I'm following. Can you follow me please?kisses

  28. Congratulations Becca! I have chosen you to receive an award! Please visit my blog to collect it. This is a great post by the way :)

    xx Nikki

  29. Love your idea! I will follow you, can you follow me back, honey? :)*

  30. that's such a beautiful DIY, been eye-ing tops like this too! eager to see more DIYs



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