Monday, July 16, 2012

No Sew, Tee-Shirt Halter #3, DIY




 I have the exciting opportunity to head to the beach for a couple of days, to relax and soak up a little of that beautiful Florida sunshine. I wanted to do one more halter top to take to wear with my jeans and this is what I came up with. It can be changed in so many ways let's just say this is a 3 in one shirt. It seems like I am packing all of my DIY tops and dresses to wear. 
Other DIY Halters HERE and HERE !!



 Tutorial
 Things You Need.
  1.  Tee-Shirt~ mine is a mens medium
  2. Scissors
  3. Chalk
Front 
 Cut where the red lines are.


 The back 
 cut the red lines



Back
 Cut down the middle of the back cut out..


 Front after cutting
NOTE* you cut one continuous line from the front to the back. 
Back After cutting

 now tie the front
 wrap around your neck 
and tie to the two straps in the back.
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 If you want to trim off the excess off the straps.
 I am leaving mine so I can play and change it up some more..
or tie them into a bow.



For those of you who need to watch it being made Like me
Here is a video just for you:)
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 Just one more way to change up a Tee Shirt..
Happy Monday. 
Lots of <3,
Anne

157 comments:

  1. Parabéns... Ficou muito lindo!!!
    Estou aprendendo muito com você.
    Depois vou postar no meu blog esse e Re-Style Fix Heel # 47 Glitter.

    Maravilhoso!!!

    Beijos

    anapaula_mamy@hotmail.com

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  2. Very cute! Love it!

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    1. Can you make this in a teens size?

      Please reply : )

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    2. Of course... just use a size close to your size,
      maybe a mens, small hanes tee-shirt.

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  3. How do you chose what size of T shirt to purchase? Do you use a T that you would normally wear, or one that is a size larger

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    1. a mens medium still gives me a little room to play with. I wear a medium women's size in real life. I weigh 135 and I am 5'7" maybe you can judge your size from how big I am. I hope this helps:)

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    2. I am about 3' shorter and weigh about the same, I used an Adult Large because I couldn't run to the store right now and was anxious to try this out! I am going to the beach and can't wait to show it off! :) Thanks!

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    3. I am typcially a small (4-6) in women's sizes. I tried this with a men's medium tee and it worked out good. I may try a men's small and see how I like it - it may help with the the little bit of gaping under the arms and provide a little more fitted look. Great project - very clever!

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  4. OK, totally love this too!! Guess I'll have to buy a bunch of cheap t-shirts at Walmart so I can try every variation!

    -Michelle-

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  5. That cute ... I would like something like that!:)

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  6. Geweldig idee zeg. Ik heb van het weekend je hele blog doorgelezen. Heel vindingrijk allemaal

    Imre (Nederland)

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  7. LOVE IT THANK YOU!!

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  8. Fantastic! Tnx sooo much!

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  9. This is too cool, going make it right now!!!!

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  10. possibly my favorite one so far! i am running right home and making this tonight. NO t-shirt will be safe! LOL thanks so much!

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  11. I looooooove these ideas! i'm a plus size but these ideas work for any size so any woman can look cute and original. a big thank you. x charlot

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  12. Love this makeing it in every color I can get my hands on.

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  13. Just made this, love it! But wish I hadn't used a shirt with a seam over the shoulder.

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  14. Such a great idea, love it!

    www.sparklychicjewels.com

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  15. I love how this turned out! Simply amazing! Great idea!

    I hope you will consider hopping on over to SewSet, my new on-line sewing directory, and uploading this as well as some of your other tutorials and patterns so others can find it and you as well!

    Thanks so much for sharing - I am so glad I found you!
    - Jess
    SewSet.com
    MeSewCrazy.com

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    1. Thank you. I will definitely check it out:)

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  16. I love it! Not only am I going to make one for myself, but a matching one for my daughter!!

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  17. Keep the ideas coming!! I will be purchasing some mens T's tonight!!!

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  18. Wow that's so neat! I'm definitely sporting this for the summer!

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  19. So glad we're the same size! Takes the guesswork out of figuring out what size of shirts to buy.

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  20. this is a great idea! will def be trying this out :)

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  21. I messed up on the front somehow. Was I supposed to leave the front collar on? I am so bad at DIY, still working on it.

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  22. Thanks so much for sharing this. I just had my scissors professionally sharpened, so look out t-shirts, here I come.

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  23. You are a genius!
    Sallie, MO

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  24. great idea. I am so excited to try it. tanks for sharing the idea.

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  25. Just made one of these shirts. :-) Still have to play with it a little but I LOVE it. Thank you!! :-)

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  26. Is there anything you CAN'T do with a t-shirt? I love your tutorials!

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  27. Is there anything you CAN'T do with a t-shirt? I love your tutorials!

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  28. How do you make the front look that way??? I made one and the front of it does not look the same as the obe shown

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  29. Cool. I can totally see it as a color blocked beachy maxi dress with a couple of other tees lopped off and sewn to the bottom. Maybe a sexy leg slit to give some room to move? Maybe a band of fabric to use as a belt, too. A plain teeshirt dress with a band of fabric for a belt was the rage in the 80's.

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  30. You are awesome. I am a plus-sized girl and clothes for us are expensive. I am using some of my husband's shirts he gets free from work (and never wears) to make some! Your tutorial is so easy to follow!

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  31. This is so cute- I'm trying this for one of my Pinterestpalooza posts: ). Some of my other projects have been...interesting.,lol...so anxious to see how this one turns out!
    www.followingbutterflies.org

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  32. Just tried it and it was a success!! Thanks for being my first Pinterest project attempt!

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  33. This is great! The only problem I have with mine is a strange bulge in the chest area. Any suggestions of how to fix it?

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    1. Try and tie it as neat as possible. my bulges just a little but that is part of the look. I just played with mine until it looked the way I wanted it to.

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  34. Fantastic! I have a stack of my husband old shirts I'm going right now to try it!

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  35. My daughter followed your directions and shirt is great. It is a 4H project. She is showing different ways to up cycle tshirts! Thank you!

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    1. That is so great I did a Design class last summer and the girls came up with the best ideas. This makes me smile...thank you for sharing..

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  36. I would LOVE to do some of these no sew tops with my husbands old t-shirts. (he's lost over 50lbs and has gone from an XL shirt to a Med.) How can I make his old T's into awesome tops for me when his old shirts are XL and I normally wear a small in women's? Any suggestions? :/ Thanks for sharing your awesome craftiness with the rest of us.

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    1. Thank you so much. Funny you ask this question because I just made a top from an XL shirt that you will be able to use. It is an off the shoulder shirt and you need an XL shirt, because of how the shirt is designed. that tutorial should be coming up in a day or so. I have a couple of other ideas but they are sundresses and or longer shirts. I hope you come back and check them out.:)

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  37. Thanks so much for sharing! I first tried it on not crossing the front and went straight back. Wasn't too bad looking. Then did it the way you show. This is so cute! Thanks again.

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    1. Awesome! Thank you so much. I would love to see a picture.

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  38. I just got done making mine! Its so cute! My only question is- I'd like the shirt to be a little longer, but not sure how to do that without getting a way too big size? Any suggestions? BTW- blogging about this tonight: ) Thanks for the ideas!

    Brandy
    www.followingbutterflies.org

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    1. mm I will have to think about the question you have asked, I am sure there is a solution. :)I cant wait to see.

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    2. I have thought about buying a mens shirt in your size but a tall? I know Hanes has a tall line. Depending on your height and the size you get it might even work out as a mini dress.

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    3. Sorry! Ment 'have you thought about' lol. Its been a long day! :c)

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    4. that is a great idea.:) thanks so much

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  39. Here is mine - I like the result! Thank you!
    http://sweetbaydaily.blogspot.com/2012/07/diy-t-shirt-halter.html

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  41. I absolutely LOVE your t-shirt fashions. I made this and love it. I cut strips in the halter part and braided them. It hid the seam lines from the shoulders and added some extra style. Thank you! :)

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    1. Awesome I would love to see!!:)
      And Thank you so much!

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  42. Do you have any other tshirt upcycles?? I am loving all the ones you have done and I have tried them all was just wondering do you have anymore ideas..... amberkirk97@hotmail.com

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  43. Hi! :)
    I love this so much, I featured it in a blog post! :D Keep up the great work :)

    Here's the link:
    http://thegentleflower.blogspot.no/2012/08/up-cycled-crafts-clothing-home-decor.html

    Katrine :)
    thegentleflower.blogspot.com

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  44. holy cow this is awesome! can't wait to try it!

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  45. great tutorial! just found this via pinterest... the Today Show pinned it!

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  46. I just made mine! It only took 10 minutes! I did modify the straps the back ones were a little too short, so I just tied the front straps as directed and then tied the remainder of those straps around my neck a halter top and tied the back straps upon themselves in a bow it still looked awesome! thanks!!!

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  47. Just made one! The straps on mine were MUCH shorter though, just long enough to tie, probably because I used an adult medium and I am normally a small. Or maybe I did something "wrong," but it still looks super cute! Thanks so much!

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  48. This is awesome! I tend to get a lot of guys shirts with nerdy things on the front (because they don't always have big enough women's sizes on these websites). And I've been trying to figure out how to "girl them up" a bit. This is perfect! Thanks so much!

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  49. Mine didn't look as cute, but I used a giant t-shirt and cut it too much in the arms. It looks really cute on my daughter's bff, layered with camis!

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  51. Let's just start off by saying I love this!! I am usually a womens medium and i used a mens medium, it's a bit snug, so i know to use a large next time. it could just be the brand though, so hopefully the large works! I just came across this site last night on pintrest, and i was so excited to try all your "no-sew" diy shirt projects! this was the first one, and i'm about to do more! :) THANK YOU!

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  52. Where did you get the body form? It's adorable!

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    1. I was so lucky I was given all of my forms:)

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  53. Wow! Nice tutorial! I will try this at home! I'm excited to wear my own DIY halter shirt :)

    xoxo,
    Sai of http://www.fashionbysai.com

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  54. This is very impressive. Apparently, you are seriously into fashion, Anne. I’ve seen some of your experiments and you really are great in turning simple t–shirts into a fabulous outfit. Nice! Anyway, this customized halter is chic! The details are so clean and flawless. There are no signs that it was once a plain shirt. Just brilliant! With that, I’ll be looking forward to more of your amazing creations. Thumbs up!

    Linda Fox

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  55. I've been tying it a bunch of ways and so far in addition to the ways you posted I've been able to make it a backless halter with a bow, a peplum, and a mini skirt XD

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  56. my friend and i did it thank u oh so very much :) it beautiful..

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  57. I'm glad that I obsessed over the cutting lines, it's worth noting that the front straps go all the way to the back and are still connected. I didn't get that right away. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I put a note on the project. thank you so much for your input. :)

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  58. WONDERFUL!!! I was looking for a simple tutorial for "re-working" some tees. My BFF printed me a dozen of my fave tee, but in differnt colors. I'm a red head, so I don't wear yellow or orange...guess which tee I'm going to try this with?
    THANK YOU so much for sharing this!!!

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  59. How do you do the from tying part?

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    1. you just tie them and then wrap the two straps around your neck.

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  60. How clever!! I love this :O

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  61. I feel so lucky to find you I make one for yoga with sport bra how I get other style. My e mail vickie2119@gmail. com thank you

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  62. I found this tutorial and used it on an old tshirt I never wore... but it turned out amazing! It's really cute! :-) Thanks for posting this tutorial! It was really simple and easy to follow. I love how my shirt turned out ~

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  63. Mine ending up not being no-sew. I'm chesty, knot kept riding up, had to tack it in place. The back ties were uncomfy, tailored them. Super cute idea though. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  64. Could not decide between this & the halter #2. So made this and tied the middle straps of the back together as a cute small bow. So, I can still use the shirt either way. Also, tying the little bow in the bottom of the back makes it a bit more shapely and form fitting. LOVE THIS! Thanks for the great idea!

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  65. I took a chance today and made this. It's cute! I took it a bit further and on the front straps I cut them in three strips and braided them. Had to trim a bit thinner at the stitching to make it a smoother braid. I like it. I did unbraidi one strap and loved the look of the three strap look too. Thanks for the idea!

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  66. I used my boyfriends shirt. It was pretty big to start with. As I have a small frame and I am 5'2". I do have big boobs. I was just wondering what I can do to make it better. I love you idea and it is very simple! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I think I would start with a shirt that was just one size bigger than your normal size. That should do the trick.:)

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  67. Hi, I am with Sage Magazine and we would love to feature this in our April Issue. Just let us know if you are interested, thanks!! sagemagazineonline@gmail.com, sagemagazineonline.com

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  68. hi i have cousins camp with my cousin this summer and we are gonna do alot of crafts on this blog and from trinketsinbloom.com to!!! wow im really glad i found this webisite and how do u come up with these ideas? do you just like kill 50 shirts then post like 1? hahah so yah, thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much..I always draw my ideas and do it in my head first before I cut anything:) I have only messed up about 3 shirts. but I re purposed them too, so it is a win win situation.

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  69. How do you get the front like it is? just tried...yours is 10,000x better lol. My cuts weren't the best and the back is...yeah.
    Will try again lol

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  70. I've cut the t-shirt out but I'm having trouble tying the knots so it looks like the last picture

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    1. Maybe I will do a quick Video for this one to make it easier.:)

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  71. woow so cool

    http://www.ccchinachic.com/products/fashion/womens-clothing/shirts-blouses/c-116/

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  72. me encanta, lo voy a hacer esta noche

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  73. This is so creative! :) Love it

    wud u like to follow each other? lemme knw

    Maybe you have time to see my new blog post: Dazzling Bling :)

    Love
    Akanksha

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  74. I'm going to use this patter on similar sized t-shirts and then I'm going to tie-dye them to make swimsuit cover-ups for my girls. They'll be thrilled.

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  75. Simply love it. Great idea. I will try with my sports T-shirt

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  76. I just made one, a black one I might add. very stylish and easy. looks great! thanx! :D any more new ideas?

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    1. Thank you Shar
      Working on a whole summer of fun DIY!!!:)

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  77. Thanks so much for sharing this! I just cleaned out my closet and had a whole stack of t-shirts just waiting to be restyled ;-) So far have made a black one and a navy blue one.

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  78. Thank you so much for the amazing tutorial. No sew styles are my favorites! I whipped my shit up in about 15 minutes and it looks so cool!

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    1. Your very welcome, no sews are my favorite too.:)

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  79. I made this today with an old shirt that if I ruined it I wouldn't care, but it turned out nice not sure what bra to where with it (cause I can't go without). Also I sew the straps together so I don't have to mess with it anymore. Will do this again!

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    1. Awesome, I am so glad you tried it:)

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  80. Great design! I don't sew. So this was the perfect 20 minute project for me! I used a shirt I had tie-dyed and hated how the color came out. The alterations it makes it desirable to wear. I might even add buttons instead of tying it ... AND I used one of the sleeves at a headband - I didn't have to do anything more than stretch it over my head! I'm going to make a shirt and headband combo for my daughter with the shirt I dyed for her!! :.)

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    1. Thank you so much Kate for your feed back on this project. I Love that you recycled a shirt and now are happy with it. I would also love to see a picture. :)thanks again
      Anne

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  81. Loooooove it!!! One of the smartest DIY's I've seen in months
    Thanks and kisses from Barcelona
    Marta

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  82. What a great, simple, no sew, design idea! I love it! I did this with a very large mens t-shirt, it was way too loose, so I cut a slit up the back and tied it together, so it looks slightly more fitted. It looks ok, but not for wearing out...I will try this again in a small size and maybe make some as gifts too.

    Thank you so much. All the best.

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  83. I can't believe how easy this was! Thanks so much for the step-by-step. Keep up the good work :)

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  85. Mine came out wonderful. Thank you so much!

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  86. This is just brilliant Anne! I love it!

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  87. yeah! you helped me rescue a favorite t that i had turned into a very bad tank. looks great now and i'll definitely be wearing it again! thanks!

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    1. Awesome Kara Thank you so much for your message it makes me feel fantastic that you are doing my projects.:)
      Love
      Anne

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  88. Beautiful...I hope this is dress code-appropriate for my school:)

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  89. can you make this out of a large mens shirt if your a 12 year old girl? or would it be too big?

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  90. can you make this out of a large mens shirt if your a 12 year old girl? or would it be too big?

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    1. I think a large shirt in a mans size would be to big . maybe go with the small mens:)

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  92. cool DIY,Mine ending up not being no-sew. I'm chesty, knot kept riding up, had to tack it in place. The back ties were uncomfy, tailored them. Super cute idea though. Thanks for the inspiration!
    http://www.hicustom.com

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  93. Okay, tried this and unfortunately it ended up ugly as hell. Anything I can do to improve?

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