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Monday, November 18, 2013

Knit Shirt Refashion

I've become very interested in the idea of clothing refashioning (recycling? repurposing?); especially t-shirts and knit tops that don't work anymore.

I started with this shirt.  It's a basic cotton knit top. I like the fabric and the way it fit through the neck, shoulders and chest, but it's too short. I decided to lengthen it and change the shape somewhat.

I  wanted it to have more of of this shape, so I inserted triangle shaped pieces into the side seams.


If I want to wear it during cold weather, I'll probably wear it like this with a black long sleeve tee underneath

Here you can see the piece I inserted in the side seam