Monday, September 14, 2009

Not Your Average Undershirt...

Well, I did it. I had warned my husband.

Inspiration hit and I just went with it.

Take one unused, rejected by the hubby because "it just doesn't fit quite right" white t-shirt and start CUTTING IT UP.

I love this. I really really really love cutting up shirts.

I may have an obsession.

Trace around your favorite fitting v-neck shirt and start cutting the shape out:

Trim the finished edge off the sleeves and set them aside. Use all leftover fabric pieces to cut out 2 sizes of heart shapes. I used a cookie cutter for my guide:

And ended up with a nice pile of cut-out heart shapes.

Took the sleeve edges/hems, cut them in half, and stitched them on to the v-neck:

Basted, ruffled and reattached the sleeves, then tacked on those heart shapes creating a lovely embellishment:

Then wait a week. Finally realize the shoulders are too wide, trim more off of the shoulders, seam rip the sleeves off, then reattach them correctly.

When all is said and done, your previously owned by hubby undershirt has transformed into:

Not too shabby for an unused rejected undershirt:



  1. Cute, cute, cute! I'm surprised I haven't recognized you around town in all your chic, reconstructed t-shirts!

  2. I am still meaning to try this one, it turned out fantastic!

  3. Can I just send you a pile of shirts and you can make some for me? :) Although I do need maternity ones now :)

  4. Love it! Very cute. And I'm thinking the same as Rachael, can I send you over some ratty tees to make me look all cute n sassy?? :)

  5. Ok - you make me and my glue gun look rather dumb :) glad you have an outlet to keep you sane!

  6. Gorgeous!

    I taught some classes last year at a local arts center where we cut apart tees and sewed them back together and embellished them. It was so fun, and I love that jersey material doesn't fray or unravel.

  7. Oh my! Do you ever stop being so darn creative!?!

    Love this!

    Come live w/ me! :)

  8. I'm totally trying this. After I learn to sew.

  9. I'm totally trying this. After I learn to sew.


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