I've got a good ol', trusty Singer sewing machine--nothing special, but sturdy. We've been through a lot together; years of 4-H, wardrobe malfunctions (ok, just tears and hems coming out), and my just not being able to find clothes that fit. Unfortunately, something is a little screwed up, but the imbecile at the sewing center only wants to sell new ones, even though he is SUPPOSED to be able to fix old ones. I just wanted the thing cleaned!
Well, we ended up ordering a new, pretty fancy one of of Amazon for a good deal and I decided I wanted to use it!
I see lots of neat clothes that I wish I could wear and one day I decided that if I couldn't buy them, I would make my own! Enter comfy, baggy, gray men's t-shirt...
I'd had this t-shirt for AGES! (I think I got it in 2000!!) And it's really comfy, but not so attractive; perfect, I thought, for dabbling in up-cycling.
First step: remove pocket.
Second step: find the center of the side (on both sides).
Third step: baste a line from hem to about half way between the hem and armpit.
Fourth step: grab one thread and bunch up so that fabric is ruched. (I did the same on the sleeves)
Fifth step: cut neck opening bigger and hem.
And voilà! You now have a stylish, yet comfortable, top for the cost of the time if took you and the embellishments.
Hmm... I am envisioning an entire up-cycled t-shirt wardrobe!!!