7 Ways to Restyle a T-Shirt with Cal Patchcomments (2) March 10th, 2011
The classic gathered-type ruffle isn't always flattering, especially near the waist or hips. By cutting ruffles out of circles, curves, or spirals, you get a fluttery ruffle that's flat at the seamline and gently drapes at the outer edge. This top reminds me of something a modern-day flapper would wear!
Pin tucks, those tiny stitched pleats often seen on vintage blouses or dresses, add a dimensional element, but each one also uses up a smidge of fullness, and that fact means they can be used to add shape to something shapeless, like the ubiquitous boxy T-shirt. Traditionally, they run parallel and very close together. You can use this technique to practically sculpt the fit of the shirt, without creating any new seams!
Revamping old T-shirts into new styles is one of the best ways to get new clothes without spending a dime. And when you make them into a dress, you've got a whole outfit!
Transform an old T-shirt into a pretty style by sewing a gathered yoke.