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It's T-Shirt Recon Time!
This was made for a friend, she really likes Owl City and she liked my top that was braided similarly.

I used t-shirt transfer paper to get the picture of Adam Young and the Owl City logo on.

It's a tweeked version of this shirt, done by TheSorryGirls, who have heaps of great tutorials!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mck41lv3jII&feature=relmfu

Posted by Jackkie from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Published See Jackkie's 47 projects »
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  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies.

    This looks best when the shirt is too big.

  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lay your shirt out.
    Cut off the sleaves - start 2-4 cm below the seam and continue cutting upwards close to the seam.
    You can use the first sleave as a guideline for your second.

  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 3
    Step 3

    Turn the shirt over.
    Cut on the red lines shown in the picture, but only the back layer of the shirt, not both layers.
    Cut bigger holes for a lower back and smaller for a less revealing back.

  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 4
    Step 4

    Turn the shirt back over.
    Cut off the colar(cut through both layers at once so the back has the same shape as the front).
    Don't cut too much off (only 2-3cm) otherwise it will be a very low neckline, because as you know the fabric stretches a lot.

  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn the shirt over again.
    Cut across the area joining the shirt to the colar area.

  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut two slits down the main part of the back, making 3 strips of fabric.

  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stretch out the 3 strips of fabric so they curl over a bit and look nice and purdddy.

  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 8
    Step 8

    Do the first twist(idk what to call it) of the braid.
    Stop here.

  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 9
    Step 9

    Find a covered bit of material and place the lace on it. Check that the beginning of the lace will be covered.

  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew it on.

  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 11
    Step 11

    Continue plaiting.

  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 12
    Step 12

    When you've got to the top, put a few stitches in it so it does not come apart.

  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 13
    Step 13

    Pick up the collar piece of material (U shaped neck piece). Sew this to the plait.

  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 14
    Step 14

    Cut a strip of fabric from some of the previously cut pieces.
    Pull it a little to stretch it it you want.

  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 15
    Step 15

    Wrap it around the area that the braid joins to the neck of the shirt. This is to cover the messy-ness.

  • How to revamp a shredded top. Lace Braid Racerback Tee - Step 16
    Step 16

    Cut a small piece of your lace and wrap it around this. Sew them both onto the shirt.

  • Step 17

    Cut off the bottom seam if you wish. I like to do this to continue the look of the rest of the shirt.

    Stretch the bottom of the shirt, arm holes, back holes, neck holes, and everywhere that has been cut by tugging on them a bit.
    This makes it look nicer and neater with cute curled edges.

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Nicole K.
Nicole K. · 1 project
And this was all done for me :3 I love the hippity hip hipster photo of you posing with the shirt xD
Jackkie
Jackkie · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 51 projects
Yush, it was! Why thankyou ♡
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