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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Another Shirt Refashion

I came home from work the other night tired of wearing the same old thing. My friend was recently in a wedding in Hawaii, (so jealous!) and her bridesmaid dress had this awesome pleated collar. I decided to re-create the collar on one of my many plain shirts I wear to work.

I have never been a fan of this shirt. The supposed V-Neck was always stretched and wonky when I put it on. It always managed to show bra straps no matter what tank I put on underneath, and lately when it has been worn, the neckline has been hidden behind cardigans and scarves. It was time for a change.

The update was actually much simpler than I anticipated. After cutting a strip of fabric about 2" by 40" I began to pin and overlap the fabric about every 1 and 1/2 inches. With all of the pins in place I sewed one seam down the middle, making sure to grab the shirt, and a seam on each of the shoulders to tack down the green fabric.
Since the fabric frays really bad I used a lighter to seal in all of the edges.
I also trimmed up some of the pleats that were poking out.
I absolutely love the new neckline and for FREE I have a new awesome shirt to wear to work...and lots of other places.


  1. I love the blog world. I totally have been thinking of how I can take a regular short sleeved summer tee and make it Unique and cute. This is a great Idea! Thanks for sharing I am followin you now:)


  2. so pretty I have to try it

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  3. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    Come strut your stuff.
    Even Etsy links r ok by me.


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