While flipping through "Generation T" I noticed how not many of the t-shirt projects interested me. So I made my own t-shirt reconstruction project that I liked a lot :D
NOTE!!*** Each step that instructs you to "sew" use a number 2 zig-zag stitch to retain stretch in the t shirt. ***
With the straps you can do one of three things:
1 You can leave them as they are and not turn them inside out.
2 Press the straps with the hem in the middle
3 Turn the straps inside-out and press seam on one side.
If you decide to turn the straps inside-out:
Attach a safety pin to one end of the straps.
Guide the safety pin inside of the strap as if it were a casing for elastic.
Keep guiding it through until the entire strap has the seam on the inside.
Pin down with glass tipped pins and press flat with iron (starch is recommended) with seam on one side.
Attach straps to waistband: about 3" from side seam at the front.
Adjust the strap length to your desired fit, pin straps ends to the back of waist band 3" from side seam, pin.
Sew each strap end at top of waistband seam with a box stitch (a continuous stitch that creates a box with and X on the inside)