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tshirt reconstruction
I buy tshirts like sarah palin buys bear mace (i'm assuming) so I'm always up for new ways to reconstruct a tshirt.
I'm really bad at articulating things so bear with me.

Posted by Caitydid from Ogden, Utah, United States • Published See Caitydid's 6 projects »
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  • How to braid a braided or woven top. Braided Tanktop - Step 1
    Step 1

    I just took my shirt and did a rough line in chalk so I had a guideline of where to cut. If the shirt is too big then you can also cut down the sides and just take it in while you're at it.
    Also, leave your straps thick.

  • How to braid a braided or woven top. Braided Tanktop - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut around your outline. I left the back neckline higher so later I'd have an easier time attaching the straps.

  • How to braid a braided or woven top. Braided Tanktop - Step 3
    Step 3

    This is where it's important you leave your straps thick. Take your scissors and cut the straps into thirds.

  • How to braid a braided or woven top. Braided Tanktop - Step 4
    Step 4

    Flip your shirt over and cut all three pieces where they attach. Make sure you're cutting on the back.

  • How to braid a braided or woven top. Braided Tanktop - Step 5
    Step 5

    Flip your shirt back over and you should have three long pieces still attached to the front. You can trim it thinner where the seam is so it's not lumpy when you braid it.

  • How to braid a braided or woven top. Braided Tanktop - Step 6
    Step 6

    Tightly braid the three pieces on each side.

  • How to braid a braided or woven top. Braided Tanktop - Step 7
    Step 7

    And then your shirt should look like this from the front.

  • How to braid a braided or woven top. Braided Tanktop - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then just attach the straps back to the shirt and sew any parts that look like shit. I had to clean up some parts of mine.

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Call me Buddy
Call me Buddy · 15 projects
This is a great idea
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this one laydi
this one laydi · San Diego, California, US · 14 projects
cute !!!
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Erin Baby
Erin Baby · Mt Morris, Michigan, US
You could very easily make the straps into a halter and cut the back down lower.
Caitydid
Caitydid · Ogden, Utah, US · 6 projects
I have an inability to wear halters due to some gender confusion while my shoulders were forming in utero, but that's a good idea Happy
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