Wednesday, July 14, 2010

2 Tee Shirts + 2 Hours = Homemade Goodness!

I've been wanting to try this do-it-yourself upcycled ruffled t-shirt tutorial for months! A friend suggested that we work on a similar one together, and once I got the idea in my brain I just.couldn'!!

I grabbed two shirts from Old Navy on sale for $5 each, and then raced home to start. I finished sewing all of the ruffles in the first hour. EASY PEASY. The flower??? Dang it, Flan told me it would probably give me issues, AND IT DID. (Notice there is one shirt on my flower and two in the tutorial.) Sigh.
Anyhow--it's done! Whaddya think?

(And stop slobbering over my new bag. HANDS OFF!) I got it on wicked clearance when I was as the Freeport Outlets last weekend. Anyhoo--my husband says it reminds him of a construction zone. Whaaaaaaaaaatt??????

Here is the shirt as pictured on Old Navy's website. The color I got is called "dumbell."

Go make yourself a shirt!


Courtenay said...


Sarah @ Picture Window said...

Wow, I love it! Also love the bag. Nothing construction-y about it.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How cute, Allison. I love it.... NOW---can you give me your body so that it would fit me??????? ha ha

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Sachiko said...

Hi Allison!

I am so glad that you tried the tutorial and made the ruffle shirt for yourself. You did such a nice job and you look so pretty!

Thank you for sharing!

Jayne said...

Now, THAT is just too creative and cute!! BTW, I covet your construction bag...lololol!

Allison said...

Courtenay soon Flan and I can BOTH make you one!

Sarah and Jayne--thanks on the bag love! Now I can tell my husband that at least two other people I know think he is wrong! LOL

Hi Betsy--thanks for stopping in!

Love you Sachiko!! XOXO

A New England Life said...

Awesome idea! And it looks great on you! Can't believe you hubby said your bag looked like a construction zone. Nice, real nice.

Btw, I think the shirt would look great in the fall with a pair of jeans and an orange cardigan ; )

Anonymous said...

I am in did such a terrific job on re-styling the t-shirts! The only sewing I've been doing is hemming pants...boring, but useful, I guess. ;)

Holly said...

That is "sew" cute:) If I could sew like you I'd be making me some more of those ASAP.

Katri said...

That is so cute! You did a great job! I tried it as well from her tutorial... but i didn't do the flowers. and the bag is cute. I have one the same color!