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Scrap T-Shirt

Added Jun 16, 2010

by mwelland

Ontario, Canada






This top was made up from some old recycled fabric scraps that I had lying around. I didn’t think it would turn out so well, but it ended up being kin of fun and classy and I always get compliments on it. I went through a phase of sewing little buttons onto everything, and it’s my favourite part of this top.

I made up the pattern for this as I went along. It’s incredibly simple and I’ve used the design on other t-shirts since. It always looks quite plain, but with a little of embellishment it perks right up! I used an existing tank top to get the measurements for the front and back. Each sleeve is one piece, sewed to the body before the arm and neck holes were hemmed. The front is almost identical to the back. The back just comes up a bit higher and so the sleeve pieces are a bit shorter in the back. I cut up an old t-shirt and used it for the bottom band, then I sewed a strip of the same fabric vertically down the side of the front and tucked it over the neck band.




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Polyester, Wool

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    Jun 23, 2010, 03.55 AMby fabricitis

    it is great. Willing to share your pattern?

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      Jun 29, 2010, 08.38 PMby mwelland

      Yes! I haven’t quite perfected it yet. It gets better each time, though, so hopefully soon I’ll have a pattern to share with everyone!

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    Jun 20, 2010, 09.29 AMby keren

    really cute!!

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    Jun 16, 2010, 09.50 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Oooo, love it! And sleeves are so cute. It has personal touch, and with details so unique, yet simple.

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    Jun 16, 2010, 09.49 PMby Abigail A

    Very cute! I love the sleeves. It fits you well.

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    Jun 16, 2010, 09.33 PMby steampunkginger

    Nice color contrast-I like how the little buttons say ‘prep’ but the mix of fabrics says ‘bohemian’. Good results. I think I’ll try your idea of the vertical stripe easing into the neckline…

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    Jun 16, 2010, 06.12 PMby jaimesews

    I really like it!!

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