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Monday, March 28, 2011

T-Shirt Refashion

Last week I purchased this simple gray Tee at Forever 21 for $2.

I purchased it knowing that I wanted to do something fun with it.

The other night when I sat down to start playing around with the top,
I remembered the lace collar I had left over from my

So I got it out.

Cut it in half. 

Then I played around with it, pinning it and designing until I came up with something I liked.

Finally, I knew what I wanted to do.

I chose a contrasting yellow thread to add an extra pop
and sat down to sew.

This is what I ended up with.
Close ups of flower and contrasting thread

For some reason I feel like this photo shows how short I really am.

I am quite pleased with this refashion.

One thing that I especially love is that when the tee gets old, 
as it inevitably will,
I will be able to once again salvage the lace.

It's so awesome when things can be reused over and over.



  1. I love it, super creative! And you don't need a sewing machine, I can do this.
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  2. So creative!! I love re-purposing!! You rock that shirt! *grin*

  3. You did a great job! I like the thread choice as well!

  4. I love it! Love the eggplant and charcoal colors together, and the blend of textures.

  5. I know I already commented, but thanks for linking up! still love the shirt!

  6. What a fun addition to the shirt! Thanks for linking up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

  7. Very cute refashion! I love that purple lace:) Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight!!

  8. GENIUS!!! I love that you really re-used your material...I have a pile that is begging for me to do that with!

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  9. You freakin rock! I love it!!! Great job!!

  10. I love how you dressed the tee up looks great

  11. Found your blog through Blessed Nest! I love the idea and how you dressed up a plain tee. So cute! Hey if your interested I am hosting a skirt giveaway on my blog and would love it if you stopped by!


  12. How darling! This tee turned out almost as cute as you.

    Warmly, Michelle

  13. hiya i came by from catch as catch can and i am following you too x what a really cute project and one i will be trying myself x hope to see you at mine sometime too

  14. Cute! I love the colors together! I love re-using too! And re-reusing! lol I threw something out while tidying up the yard yesterday, but not before taking it apart and saving the legs!
    great job Jayna Rae!

  15. What a fantastic idea! I need to get into making my t-shirts a bit more fancy. I am so bland with my white/black t-shirt, jeans and boots every day.

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