Keeping it Simple: Gathered Sides T-shirt Refashion

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Gathered Sides T-shirt Refashion


My baby is now 4 months old and I am starting to lose the baby weight, but I still haven't lost it all.  I'm in that "in between" stage.  I don't fit in my regular clothes but I don't want to buy a ton of new clothes that will only work for a couple of months.  So it's time to start some refashions!  I don't have to spend money on new clothes, but I can have "new clothes".

gathered sides t-shirt refashion

This is how I made it:
I took a regular t-shirt.  I got this one at a craft store for $2.  I just loved the color.
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I flipped it inside out and then took the side in a little bit, to give it a more flattering shape.  I drew a line and then sewed right on the line on both sides.  
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Next I took some 1/4" elastic and sewed that into the sides.  This is what gives it that awesome gathered sides.  I cut the elastic shorter than the length of the sides.  Using my longest straight stitch,  I sewed the elastic in the sides, I stretched the elastic as I was sewing it on.   
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Here is what it looks like after the it is sewed on.  The elastic automatically gathers the fabric.  
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Then I cut off the neck line and hemmed it down.
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Then I made the sleeves smaller.  I just folded the sleeves in and hemmed them. 
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And that's it!  It was super easy to make!
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And here is how it looks on.  I loved the gathered sides!
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I would love it if you followed along.

5 comments:

kaylynnczy said...

I LOVE this! I have a few of those sad looking t-shirts that need this refashion/reshape/revamp ASAP! Thanks for sharing!!!

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

Super cute Kaysi I love how it looks!

Jesseca said...

This is so simple, and SO cute! I have a few tee's that could use a refashion like this!

Emily DeBry said...

Wow you are so talented that's super cute! I wish I could do that stuff

Rasta4eYe said...

very nice tee shirt!