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Recycled Halter Top

Added Apr 22, 2010

by pcvalery

Orlando, Florida...






Lately I’ve been trying to work with recycled/re-purposed and remnant fabrics in an effort to be more environmentally friendly. I found a huge lot of XL men’s shirts and really wanted to do something constructive with them. I cut these shirts apart using an old tube top pattern I drafted a few years ago. I originally drafted the pattern for knits so I had to make it larger. I sewed the center plackets shut so that the buttons won’t spread apart and added elastic to the top seams so they will stay in place.
I made the shoulder straps out of the shirt and replaced the dull bottons with fabric covered buttons to make the top look a little more girly.

Material Notes

Mens XL button-up shirt, fabric covered buttons, 1/4 inch elastic




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Geek, Mod, Preppy, Punk, Rock, Vintage

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    Sep 15, 2011, 06.17 PMby tungufoss

    Upcycling ftw! Love it :)

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    Apr 23, 2010, 09.42 PMby feetyjammies

    That is a great idea. I will definitely be trying this .

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    Apr 23, 2010, 07.08 AMby holasoylulu

    it is great!

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    Apr 23, 2010, 05.11 AMby in-stockholm

    Great idea!

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    Apr 23, 2010, 02.53 AMby runningwithscissors1

    What a great idea! I will definately be raiding hubby’s dress shirts- hee hee! Thanks for the insipiration!

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    Apr 23, 2010, 02.53 AMby Ashlee Nemo

    great idea! looks awesome on :))

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    Apr 23, 2010, 01.10 AMby sclundy

    These are great! I just butchered an XL men’s shirt in an attempt to make it fit me, but I think that this is a better idea!

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    Apr 22, 2010, 09.02 PMby thinkpink730

    awesome! i love the plaid!!

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    Apr 22, 2010, 08.49 PMby mitmit

    Great idea! :-)

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