Deconstructed Tee Shirt with Rosettes

A while back my daughter and I spent a happy, crafting afternoon decontructing a t-shirt. We started with a Men's white, short sleeved T-Shirt, a tie dye kit (available at Hobby Stores or Wal-Mart), scissors, needles and thread. Basically, we dyed the t-shirt(gradiated), cut away the neck, sleeves and some length from the bottom. Then we cut the scraps into strips to make the rosettes and embellishments. The fun part for us was custom fitting the neckline to our taste while trying it on and hand sewing the rosettes with a twisting, woven motion. We also pinned in and used a sewing machine to make the waistline a more flattering "girly" fit. I was very pleased with the results... How about you?


  • Kristen | August 28, 2011 7:00 PM

    This is beautiful, what a neat idea! Love the color!!!! Thank you so much for playing along with our Rosey challenge! We appreciate it, and hope to see you again!

    xxx Opus Gluei Gal Kristen ; P

  • Gini | September 02, 2011 10:51 AM

    Wow what a fantastic make over, just love it, clever you and your daughter, now you just have to decide who gets to wear it :-)

    Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei!

  • Rosemary | September 02, 2011 11:05 AM

    Kathy - this is both clever and very cool. Sounds like it was also fun to make, love how you made it more flattering to a lady's curves too!

    Thanks for coming back and playing with us at Opus Gluei, we've missed you!

  • Jana | September 02, 2011 10:29 PM

    WOW. This looks amazing. AND it looks comfortable too. How much fun to be able to play with your daughter and come away with a wonderful top too. This project is PERFECT for OPUS GLUEI. Thanks so much for playing along with us.