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Impromptu T-Shirt Refashion

I have a lot of band T-shirts, mainly because I’ve seen a lot of bands.  I don’t wear them very often for a variety of reasons, however I could never, ever part with them.  There’s too many stories in there to just leave them at the op-shop.

Other than the big reason why I don’t wear them (I can’t wear them to work), another reason why is that many of them are not particularly stylish.  Now, I’ll be honest, some of them I did acquire years ago and I have changed shape.  That’s not the shirt’s fault.  However, most of them are just plain ol’ unflattering.  You know what I mean — they’re all boxy “ringer” t’s, with the high, round neckline.

Well, a neckline problem is something I can fix.

Ah, Golden Plains <3

I cut the neckline off of a T-shirt and shaped it into a V-neck. I took a bit off the sleeves as well, just for good measure, before finishing the edges with bias tape.  I made the bias tape from fabric that remained from an op-shop dress that I ruthlessly hemmed.  I thought about photographing the process, but there a blogs out there that have done it better than me, namely The Coletterie.  I’m still perfecting my bias-tape techniques.

As for the story of this shirt, I bought it at this year’s Golden Plains festival.  The artwork associated with each year’s festival is always beautiful and this year was no exception.  You can see more of it archived at Aunty’s website.

September 16th, 2012
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  1. Kathryn on September 16, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Looks great Nys! You're so handy!

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