Thursday, June 13, 2013

Another No Sew T-Shirt Transformation.

Adult T-Shirt Transformed Into Child's Beach Cover UpHi there fellow Crafty People. Welcome to my little blog.  I am so glad that you are here. 

Today I want to share another t-shirt transformation project that I just completed.

Last summer, my daughter, Cole tried her hand at tie dying. For whatever reason, she decided to give it away. So I rescued it. 

The T-Shirt is an adults small which won't fit anyone I know. Then it struck me. I'll just transform it into a nice little beach cover up for my four year old granddaughter. 

THE TRANSFORMATION

Materials

  • One t-shirt 
  • Sharp scissors for cutting fabric
  • Ruler 
  • Darning needle 

Instructions

I started with the neck of the T-shirt. It was too big. So I cut it off.

I know, cutting it off doesn't make it smaller, but the idea was to add a drawstring. I'll get back to this in a minute.


The second step was to cut off the t-shirts small hem at the bottom.

Then I cut four thin strips off the bottom of the t-shirt and pulled them tight so it looks more like thread or yarn.

One strip was designated for a drawstring around the neck. One was for lacing up the back and one each for lacing the arm sleeves.

I cut the fringe along the bottom of the shirt. It isn't too long because my granddaughter calls it itchy. I know she means it tickles her legs.

The strips are as thin as I could comfortable cut them. Then I stretched each strip out by pulling it tightly.

Okay back to the neck line. I used one of the strips that I had cut from the bottom of the shirt to weave a drawstring around the neck line. If you look at the first picture up there you can see what I mean.

I had my granddaughter try on my new creation. I knew that I wasn't done yet but I wasn't prepared for the awkward looking shoulders on the cover up. That definitely needed to be fixed.

I laid the laid the t-shirt down flat on the table and using a ruler I cut a straight line from the neck line to the edge of the arm sleeve.

To close up this opening I used one prepared strip as laces on each arm sleeve.

At the end of the sleeve, I tied a knot. And at the end of each lace, I tied a knot.

The last part of the project was to lace up the back of the cover up which was actually my first idea for making the cover up.

All done!

I asked Faith to model her new beach cover up. She felt a little silly and shy but I think the pics turned out nice.





She is wearing a dress under the cover up but you
 can see the neckline, laced sleeves and fringe along
 the bottom.
Faith is feeling a little shy and not sure what to do.
Holy cow her hair is getting so long. 












That was fun. I hope to do a few more in the up and coming weeks. There are so many ways to cut a t-shirt.




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Do you know someone who would love this T-Shirt Transformation? 


Are you going to give it a try?





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Well, thanks for stopping by. I hope the instructions were clear enough. Please let me know if there is something I could have explained better.

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16 comments:

  1. How fun is this! So creative Darlene! :)

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    1. Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for the compliment. :)

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  2. This is so cute. What a fabulous transformation.

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    1. Hi. Glad to see you again. I appreciate your kind words.

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  3. Love this such a great idea! Thanks for the very clear instructions.

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    1. Thanks Sarah for stopping by and leaving your lovely comment. Glad to know the instructions were clear.

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  4. Just found your blog!!
    Now following.
    looking forward to getting to know you and keeping up!

    I am doing a free blog design giveaway. Check it out! :)

    xo
    Christina
    pieceitalltogetherx3.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Christina,
    Nice meeting you and so happy you will be sticking around. I'm looking forward to seeing you again. :)
    Bye for now, Darlene

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  6. thanks for another t-shirt transformation, Darlene!!

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  7. What a fun transformation! Your granddaughter must love it. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

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    1. Hi Susan,
      Thanks for stopping by. She loves it. And the other two granddaughters are now waiting in line for theirs. LOL.
      Bye for now. Darlene

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  8. Hi Darlene! Thank you for joining our Let's Get Social Sunday Party! Have a wonderful day :-)

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  9. Very cute! Oh and the t-shirt is too ;)

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  10. This is so cute! Would love to have you share it at our Ladies Only Blog Share link party - which has a summer theme this week! Visiting from Social Sunday! :)

    http://mommifried.com/ladies-only-blog-share-link-party-funtastical-summer/

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  11. So cute! So glad you joined us at the Ladies only Blog Share. I have never seen anything like this!

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