I have a lot of t-shirts. Long sleeved, short sleeved, too small, too big…. I especially have a lot of oversized t-shirts that I like to wear as tunic dresses. Because I have quite a few, I find it difficult to style them without being repetitive.
So, inspired by books such as Generation T and Youtube tutorial experts like itsblitzzz and secretlifeofabionerd, I decided to try my hand at some t-shirt reconstruction.
I designed the weaving pattern myself, it is quite simple and if repeated a few times creates an interesting chevron stripe pattern on the sleeve.
The best types of garments to work with for this project are probably cottons, jerseys, light knitwear…anything somewhat thin with a bit of stretch, that won’t unravel if you cut into it.
Hope you enjoy this tutorial, feel free to comment or message me with any questions. And be sure to send me a picture if you try it out!
Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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**NOTE: When you get to the top of the sleeve, you can just cut the last loop and tie a small knot or bow. Or, use a few stitches to sew it up.