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Summer girls recycled tea top

Added Mar 31, 2009

by missb-1

..., Slovenia






Since IchigoGirl uploaded her pattern for tea top I’ve wanted to make one. I used my boyfriend’s shirt because it was too big and he never wore it, and recycled it into my tea top. I made it a size bigger and added the neck straps because I didn’t think I’d be comfortable wearing it without the straps. I even used the original buttons from the shirt instead of a zipper. The fabric is a light cotton, so it’s perfect for summer days.

Material Notes

cotton, buttons




Garment Type
Casual, Classic



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    May 29, 2010, 03.17 PMby andulka87

    I love your idea of recycling shirts. My husband has a bunch of those that he doesn’t use. I’m sure i’ll try to make these version. THank you for this project.

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    Apr 1, 2009, 03.26 PMby dressdummy

    Me too, I fell in love with Ichigogirl’s tea top. And you’ve done a wonderful job on your own version. I love men’s striped shirting on women, it’s quietly sexy yet comfortable. And the original placket and buttons down the back are so cute! I also would need to have straps, so it’s encouraging to see how well your version turned out with the straps. Gives me hope!

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    Apr 1, 2009, 06.44 AMby optimisticcynic

    Very cute! I love recycling old clothes . . . the bodice on this is really really pretty.

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    Mar 31, 2009, 11.14 AMby Galadriel F

    I think recycling clothing is so much fun. What a great result.

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    Mar 31, 2009, 09.18 AMby jorylynn

    Oh so cute! I like it with the straps. I’m gonna have to make me one of these.

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