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Choking shapeless T-shirt fix !
This shirt looked too much like a mans shirt - and I felt like I was being slowly strangled while wearing it - but it's nice and comfortable everywhere else, so I made it more "womanly"

Posted by Melva from Australia • Published See Melva's 12 projects »
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  • How to make a ruffled top. Altered Neckline Of A T Shirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with your t-shirt (I got this one ages ago at a secondhand shop for a couple of dollars) and work out where you want your neck line to be. I put mine on and used a fabric marker in front of a mirror to eyeball it

  • How to make a ruffled top. Altered Neckline Of A T Shirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using my Pinking Shears, I cut the neck out and I've chosen to alter the sleeves aswell, so off with them !

  • How to make a ruffled top. Altered Neckline Of A T Shirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    I zigzag stitched around where I'd cut to give it a slightly scolloped and raw looking edge

  • How to make a ruffled top. Altered Neckline Of A T Shirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    I then pinned elastic (I used 6mm Braided Elastic) around the arms and neck - again I eyeballed it to get a slightly ruffled look

  • How to make a ruffled top. Altered Neckline Of A T Shirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Ta Daa ! New look for my previously shapeless t-shirt

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Linda H.
Linda H. · Saltville, Virginia, Virginia

I love this. It completely changes the look of this shirt! ...so feminine. :)

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ms. m.
ms. m.

Fabulous-- I will be doing this =0)Thank you so much for the idea--

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Sherry J.
Sherry J. · , North Texas, United States

So simple & smart it's great!

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Melva
Melva · Perth, Western Australia, Australia · 12 projects

It should also state, that at Step 4 I sewed the elastic to the shirt using a straight stitch using my sewing machine. I completely forgot that bit o.O

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ScentsyVT
ScentsyVT · swanton, VERMONT, United States · 14 projects

i love it!

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