Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Re-Style#54, Five Minute Draped Vest #2













 This Re-Style will be slightly different, because I am adding  video instructions. Gasp!
That's right, I am jumping off the dock and into the dark, cold waters of the unknown.

Tutorial 
Things you need
  1.  Extra large, Shirt Mens Shirt * I use Hanes Tee-shirts.
  2. Scissors
 Cut where the red marks are.
 Here is a quick video on how I did it
WATCH ME.



I hope this video explains it for you. 
Please leave an Email if you have any  questions, so I can reply back to you.
How I wore this Vest
HERE.





 You can also use it as a scarf , just wrap around your neck and pull one end through the hole.
some other vests I have made are
Vest from a scarf  HERE ,   
another no sew vest HERE
Have a wonderful day.
Lots of <3,
Anne

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337 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much Renee!
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    2. wow, this is amazing. My Mother has been a professional self taught seamstress for 56 years, specializing in wedding dresses. I unfortunately did not get that gene, so a no-sew anything is so cool! I think I could actually do this one....thanks a bunch!

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    3. I love this!!! My boyfriend will not have any T-shirts left!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!!

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    4. Feb. 5, 2012

      I am 75 years old and you can certainly teach old dogs new tricks. This is adorable. can't wait to do my grand daughters one of these. I guess I better get busy buying t-shirts. A.C. Moore, here I come.

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    5. So simple and so elegant. Can't wait to make these for my 4 daughters. Thanks. I'll let you know how they turn out. Of course I'll make one for myself to.

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    6. This is just genius, looking into making my own designed clothing...Hope I can be as clever!!

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    7. Fabulous! Going to make one right now!

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    8. Awesome!!! And you make it so simple!!! TKS!!!

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    9. This was AWESOME!!! I never would have thought of it but I surly will be making these. The video was great just needed you to be closer to the mic because it was hard to hear. Loved it though!!!

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  2. your so smart and thrifty. thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so very much!!
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      Anne

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    2. artseagirl@tds.netMarch 3, 2012 at 9:00 PM

      You are so very cleaver. Thank you so much for this idea and for sharing. Headed to the store to buy a t-shirt so I have the new vest! Awesome idea!!!!

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  3. Wow! It looks super easy! Hope I don't mess it up ;) I can't wait to try this! Thanks for posting this! :O)

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  4. I love this kind of vest, so cool for the summer time.

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  5. Sooo cute! I'm going to make one or several of these.

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    1. Thank you Athena. have a wonderful day...

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  6. Great idea. Making two for my daughters this weekend. You are so crafty!

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  7. This is so cool, ingenious, and fun! Thanks for sharing your instructions. I just have one question...to you rip out the seams or do you actually cut along the stitched line? Thanks!

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    1. Hey Gail, i just cut along the stitched seam. You could cut the seam out or leave it in it is totally up to you.. Thank you so much..have a wonderful day.
      Anne

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  8. I just made this and it is super cute! thanks for giving me something easy and fun to do on an otherwise boring weds.

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    1. So awesome!!!! Don't you just love easy, no sew project? so happy you a good day!!:)
      Hugs
      Anne

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  9. Thanks for sharing!! I'm so excited to try this! I just had a baby and ony have the long sleeve "cover ups" and everyday I wish I had some w/o sleeves, I live in Hawaii and long sleeves are kind of a pain most days, but I hate to go shopping....this and the "Sarah vest" will be perfect :)

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    1. I wanted one, also, with no sleeves and I could not find one, that is why i made this one. So glad you liked it.
      Have a wonderful Thursday.

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  10. I can't believe I'm just finding this blog. Everything is so brilliant, but this is my favorite; I know what I'm doing as soon as I find an extra large shirt...

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  11. Love it! So simple & fun, I just blogged it:
    http://www.missmalaprop.com/2012/01/super-easy-no-sew-tshirt-vest-diy-by-wobisobi/

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  12. Wow! That has got to be the easiest tutorial in history. Thank goodness you did the video because I was wondering what I was missing on how to cut the back. Thanks so much! I'm going to make them in every color now. :)

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  13. Hi! I am planning on making these on a girls' weekend. What brand of t-shirt do you suggest? I think the girls will love making this!!!!!Thanks!

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  14. I love this sight and this shirt idea! I cant wait till tomorrow to try it!

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  15. I am definitely doing this tomorrow. What type of tee did you use? Is it Jersey knit? I couldn't tell if you said in the video.

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    1. Hey Ashleigh!!! The Kind of T-shirts I use are Hanes T-Shirts they are a little thicker but still thin enough to fall nicely. I would love to see how yours looks when you are done. Have a Fantastic day.
      Anne

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  16. Oh this looks awesome and very stylish! I have to try this, thank you!!

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  17. Hi Anne,

    I am trying to determine what size tshirt I should buy. Did you buy your normal size or did you go up a few sizes? What a great project...can't wait to try it!
    Thanks, Kristen

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  18. This. Is. Genius! I found you through a link from Ann at www.aholyexperience.com. I am TOTALLY doing this TODAY! Wonderful way to make something new again!

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  19. Wow!!! How freakin' awesome!!!!! Doing this TODAY!!!

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  20. I'm loving this blog, your style, & definitely this vest!! I am making 3 this weekend...for me & my two girls!! Thanks for sharing your awesome creative skills with all of us!!

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  21. What a great idea! Love your creativity!
    Charity

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  22. Totally did this just now in like a minute and a half!! Thanks for the idea!

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    1. your so welcome!! thank you for visiting.
      Anne

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  23. THIS IS SOOO AWESOME.THIS IS WAY BETTER THAN GOING TO THE STORE AND WASTING 20 DOLLARS AND ONE THAT MIGHT NOT LAST:) THANK YOU!!!!!

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  24. I've been wanting a vest like this for a while! Ann Voskamp shared your idea on her blog. Glad she did. Now to raid my husband's t-shirt drawer!! :D

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    1. Thank you so much. I love raiding my husbands closet.
      Anne

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  25. that is freaking amazing! thanks

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  26. ALL of us are now going to raid our husbands' T-shirt storage - this is SUCH a cute idea & easy. Thank you! Also, the video helped me visualize it - I couldn't figure out how you did a back seam. you didn't!

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    1. Thank you so much Elaine!!
      Anne

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    2. wow! what a great,simple, beautiful, gonna go cut up some t-shirts now!

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  27. Thanks for the tutorial. I made one out of a maternity shirt that was still hanging in my closet :)

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    1. That is awesome. Thank you so much.
      Anne

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  28. love it!! thank you!

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  29. That was a great and easy way to make a vest.I can not wait to try it.
    Thanks so much for sharing this ideal!!

    sherrim_524@newwavecomm.net

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  30. Thanks for the great idea! Can't wait to make one for me, my sister, my daughter, her friends...until I run out of my husbands tee shirts! Thanks again
    doreen
    ddenorchia@gmail.com

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  31. Love it! My girls (ages 10 and 11) and I each made one in different colors! I am a size small, and they are size 10/12 kids, and Men's Medium t-shirts worked great for all 3 of us :) The only caution I'd give is using an old shirt that's too worn - it just didn't cut as nicely. Great idea! Thanks!

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    1. Yes, I feel like not so worn t-Shirts work best. Hanes is my Favoirite.
      Have a wonderful day
      Anne

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  32. TIP: SAVE your SLEEVES! They make great headbands! I just cut mine a bit, then put it on! Super cute as is! :)

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    1. Yes most definitely save your sleeves the can be recycled as well.

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  33. Can't wait to try this!!! Aren't you creative...love it!

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  34. Great idea, love this and can't wait to make for my daughter!

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  35. Amazing and so ingenious! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  36. This was one of my most faves from you so simple! I've been eyeing my boyfriend's tees and bro's tees for one I could steal and make a vest!

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  37. That's fabulous! It looks super easy and I CANNOT wait to try it!

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  38. Love this!!! I'm on a strict budget right now and this will be perfect to spice up my wardrobe!!!

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  39. I wish I had seen this before I donated 45 T-shirts to GoodWill. But I know where to find more.

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  40. Love this. So going to buy a shirt for me and one for my 6 year old daughter to make us each one.

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  41. Well, I just raided my husband's closet for a shirt and found one I know doesn't fit him and made a vest. Making the vest was so easy. I need to be more careful next time and cut out the lines neater.

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  42. I think I'm going to make this and sew up the front a little to make it into a halter.

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    1. That is a great Idea.. I would love to see it!!

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  43. wow!!!!!!!!!!
    great idea:)
    you're amazing:)

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    1. Thank you so much . That is so sweet for you to say that..
      have a great night.

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  44. That was a really easy tutorial and awesome style! Thank you for sharing! I look forward to seeing more! (frog4jess@hotmail.com)

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  45. Wow, I just think this is awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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  46. I wear 2x normally is that what I should use to make vest love want to try but unsure
    Heather (hlpat09@yahoo.com)

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  47. Loved it!
    Thanks for sharing.My daughters are ready to cut their dad's T shirts.

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  48. you are amazing. i'm a new-comer to your site and to pinterest. you are as amazing as your work/craft. thanks for sharing. i'm going out to buy t-shirts this weekend...seriously! i love what you do and how you do it. thanks for the tutorials.

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    1. Thank you so much.. you are so sweet!!

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  50. I just found my weekend project! Love it!!

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  51. I can't wait to try this, but I have just one question. Does the material fray at all as it's washed? I have a couple Old Navy shirts I think I will try it on.

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    1. Hi Misty.
      No, it will not fray. That is the best thing about knit material!!!
      Have fun..

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  52. i love that!!!!!!!!!

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  53. That is just to adorable. I love it and it looks like something you would pay $$'s for at Penneys or Kohls. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. I normally wear a xl or 2x and I made it out of a 3x and got along fine. Had to cut the neck bigger but it looks and feels great....

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    1. The best part is you can tweak it to fit you..
      So glad you made one

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  55. Just happened upon your link.....you are freaking awesome to even have this idea!!! It's very hard to find cool crap that fits us bigger girls.....everyone will HATE me because I will have these in every color imaginable and they will ENVY ME!!!! =]

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  56. What a great idea! I am going to raid my fiance's t-shirts! :) Can I ask? Are those pillow cases on your chairs? What ever you did, they look great.

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    1. Yes they are Pillow cases, I did that last year for Our Thanksgiving Day Dinner. How very observant of you. Thank you so very much!!
      Have a great night!!
      Anne

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  57. I love this and can't wait to have my 3rd grade Camp Fire Girls make one! Thank you for sharing your wonderful and creative ideas.

    jackieharville@gmail.com

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  58. Did you use a men's shirt for this? And how much bigger than your usual size do you go? I wear a woman's 2X. Can't wait to try this!
    lisacdaly@hotmail.com

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  59. I have a cashmere sweater that I can't get clean around the neck. Would that fabric work for this?

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    1. You could certainly try it especially if the sweater is going to get tossed, what could it hurt.
      Hugs and let me know how it turns out!!
      Anne

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  60. sooo awesome, i defintely tried this one and loved it! thanks!

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    1. Awesome, so glad you liked it! Have a great Day!
      Anne

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  61. I'm a tap dancer and am wondering if this would work for part of a costume. Also, have t-shirts left over from the senior olympics. What would it look like done with shirts that have screen prints on them?

    Great idea! Will try to figure out if it works for costumes.
    Thanks so much!
    Judie
    jdogart33@charter.net

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  62. This ROCKS!!! Thank you so much for the idea and for making it so easy. You did a GREAT job on the video.

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  63. Wow this is such a cool and super simple idea. I will be making some of these soon. Thank you so much for making the video showing how to make it.

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    1. Your so welcome, I am so glad you liked it.!!

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  64. Wow - Super clever and soooooo easy!!!! Love it!!!

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  65. LOVE~LOVE IT!!!! Thank you!!

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  66. I have made 3 so easy.My friend wants me to show her.Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. You so welcome, thank you for visiting..

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  67. its soo easy ...thnx for its such a fabulous idea...one query 2 ask..is it necessary 2 pick a plain (nonprinted t shirt 4 dis???

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    1. Nope! you can pick any shirt you want!!:)

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  68. I just did this and it's adorable! I used one of my huband's long-lost t-shirts (he has dozens - he'll never miss it!). Took me a little longer than 5 minutes, only because I had to trim edges to eliminate jaggedy bits, and I started with a smaller cut around the neck and went back several times to cut more out so it would fit looser.

    This is perfect for Florida, where we like the layered look, but don't need the extra warmth! Thank you!

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    1. Awesome, I am so happy it was easy..Yay for easy!!
      Have a fantastic day.!!

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  69. Wow so simple, yet so elegant. Am making some for our schools spirit shop, adding studs, rhinestones and handpainting! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  70. I couldn't wait to grab a pair of scissors and a t-shirt. What an amazing idea - and I love the scarf look too. Thanks!

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  71. Love this! I just made one with a blue men's t-shirt! My husband loves that it cost me less than $5! Thank you for your ideas!

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    1. yay ! I love quick and easy as well!! thank you for visiting!!

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  72. I'm going to try it. I love that it's a "no sew" project. Thank you!
    Beverly Mason ~ www.theradianttouch.com

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  73. Oh, my gosh, this is great! It's a fantastic idea and so easy to do. Thank you so much for the clear, video instructions. The video helped me understand the how-to so much better than written instructions. Thanks again! I love it!
    Email: Wendy at wlbtn55@aol.com

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    1. Thank you so much Wendy and thank you for leaving your email!!

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  74. I made this vest yesterday and love it! I wore it on a date with my hubby this evening. You can see the picture of it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yarnpixie/6775930204/in/photostream/

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  75. the link to the video tutorial doesn't show up - can you type out the link for me?
    Looks great and can't wait to try it - thanks!
    Kris

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    1. Sure, or my you tube channel is WobiSobiify. all my videos are on there.
      Link:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aiJYGzioHw&list=UUfAH8xipUz0o_2D0edsKmQQ&index=5&feature=plcp

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  76. This vest is going to be PERFECT!!! I teach two grade school girls to sew and they want to make the drapey vests....but I'm not ready to teach them to sew with stretchy fabric! They will simply LOVE this!! Thanks!!!

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  77. OMG! Who knew??!! Finaly boring old xxl T-Shirts are boring no more. I will have to find some this coming week (only have small and Medium) I hate going out without some sort of cover for my...erm...tummy and in the spring/summer this would look awesome with Jeans and a white T

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    1. Thank you so much Silvia. I like layering as well.
      Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  78. I've been wanting a vest like this forever! Thank you for showing us how to make one so simply--and for so little cost!
    Woo-hoo--yes, I'm that excited.
    email: sara.dav.camp@gmail.com

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  79. THIS IS AMAZING! i just made it in literally 3 minutes & I LOVE IT!!!! Thank you for this awesome video! Keep them coming :)

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    1. Thank you so much Meg
      Have a wonderful day.

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  80. The video doesn't match the pictures--isn't that for a diff vest? I really want to do this!

    Thx!

    B

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    1. This vest, that is pictured is the exact same vest as is in the video. I do have some different vest. The one on here is the one in the video.:)

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  81. I found this on Pinterest and was so excited to find out how to make the vest for $5 instead of spending $20 for the same thing at Target! I can't wait to make one...and one for each of my 5 girls. Actually I think we'll have a craft day and each make our own!
    Kristy R. - rivers5mom@yahoo.com

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  82. How do you keep the cut edges from looking choppy?? I used a long sleeve t and when I cut out the sleeves, they were too curvy and didn't hang nicely at all! The back of mine got too skinny too!

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    1. Hey there, I have never used a long sleeve shirt for this, only short sleeve shirt. I am not sure why the back of yours was too skinny, maybe your shirt was too small. I used a xlarge mens shirt. Sorry that yours didn't work out!:(

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  83. This is a great idea!! I can't wait to try it!! Thanks!!

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  84. Just took a long sleeve tie-dyed shirt (a give-away at some convection) and made this. LOVE IT !! Less than 5 minutes. Thanks

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  85. AWESOME!!!! I love it! Thanks for the VIDEO :)

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  86. Love the vest and the video! Thanks for sharing the idea :)
    I made mine with a large instead of an xl. It still turned out great, but it's just about hip length on me so I don't have to worry about it getting caught on stuff at work.
    THANKS!!!

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    1. Thank you so much!! thank you so much for visiting!!

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  87. Wow... I happened across this on Pinterest... this is awesome, can't wait to try it :o)

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity.

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  88. I found your great website by pinning someone's pinterest with a great style. I absolutely LOVE your ideas, comments and thank you so much for sharing all of these cute and easy projects. I don't know where you are from but I can guess that you are from the South, so friendly, family oriented and creative. God Bless You:)

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    1. What a wonderful Complement. WOW! I am Speechless. Thank you so much For making my day so much Brighter.:) And Yes, I am from the South. Florida girl, to be exact. Have a super Day: Hugs

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  89. I love this!!! I have to make some for Granddaughters...all I have to do is make different sizes for them...would love to do pastel colors and put a different color tank under the vest...Thank you so much

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  90. Hi Anne,
    I was wondering if sense I am smaller I should use a different sized t shirt?

    Thanks
    Ananymous

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  91. Love this! I just saw it this morning went and swiped a shirt from my husband and am wearing it this afternoon. Soo cute and soo easy! Love it. I'm on the hunt for some pretty bright colored shirts to cut up and wear. I also love that it can be a vest or scarf depending on my mood! Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial!

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    1. ps. I am wearing a racer back tank and it is too cute with the open back vest.

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  92. Thank you so much for posting this (I follow you on pinterest my fav site ever) and I have been looking for this vest/or cardigan in navy blue and thanks to you I can make my own!!! Thank you!!!

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  93. Thanks for sharing
    I going to be doing this for a photos shoot this weekend.

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  94. This looks so cute......I just got a Susan Graver dress from QVC and wanted something to wear over it and this is it.... My dress is Black so Im thinking a white tee shirt.I have my g-sons graduation coming up and I want to look nice.... I will take a picture when I get it done and wear it and send it to ya if you like....

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    1. that would be so great. and thank you so much!

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  95. Can't wait to try this! I will see what colorful t-shirts look like, also. Thanks for your idea. You are talented.

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    1. Thank you Sue!!:) have a great weekend!

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  96. Did it! great idea. I did it with a holey old t-shirt with a pretty design on front - still cool that way too.

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  97. very nice ...
    i should do it..

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  98. LOVE this! Just made one...so cute! Also, I used the arms as headbands! I love up-cycling! :) Thanks for the great tutorials! pmayes77@hotmail.com

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  99. Hi! I finally made this vest tonight and I absolutely love it! You'd never know it's just an old t-shirt cut up! And it's super comfy as well as cute! Thank you for posting this! I will probably make a few to wear around for Spring! Would you mind if I featured this on my blog?

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    1. thank you so much!!! I would not mind at all.. have a wonderful day
      Anne

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  100. This was SUPER easy! And it only took about 2 minutes! So clever!

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  101. This is absolutely genius, my husband has loads of old T-shirts and I just give them all away. Now I can make loads of these. They are simply brilliant.

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    1. Thank you so much Fiona.. Have a super Day

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  102. I'm totally IN LOVE with this idea!!! I just saw it on Pinterest. I'll be saying to my husband..."ya know...I don't think you need this shirt anymore...or this one...or this one..." lol. Thanks a billion! =)

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  103. I made them last night for my girls and they wore them to school today. Needless to say they were a hit! Thanks for the wonderful idea. And now I have recycled two tees making them look awesome!

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    1. I am so Glad Amber, thank you so much.
      Have a fantastic day.

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  104. So awesome ! Thank you !!! I'm doing it right now ! ;-)

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  105. Thank you so much for the great tutorial! I just made on in, yes, less than five minutes! I am going to add a t-shirt flower to the front to dress it up a bit more! Thanks so much!!

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  106. I am gonna be on Pinterest the rest of the day lol looking thru all your DIY's super easy stylish and has by brain thinking of creative projects!! Thanks so much!!

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  107. Quick question. Did you cut the t-shirt from the inside out? Can't wait to try this over the weekend. Great ideas you have

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  108. I made one today! Here is the link to mine: http://joyfullycreative.blogspot.com/2012/04/tee-shirt-vest.html

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  109. Thank you so very much! It is brilliant and so easy. I am going out today to find some tshirts to make some for me and my daughter. thank you for sharing your talent!

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    1. your so welcome. thank you so much:)

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  111. thanks for the great idea, always looking for things to do with old t-shirts.

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  112. I am like everyone else when I say thank you for showing me something new and so easy to do with old T-shirts and another way to have something fashionable without spending a lot of money. Thanks again. Tamie

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  113. fantastic, thanks for sharing :)

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