July 12, 2010

The Knotted Tee

I love all the embellished tees that have been seen everywhere in the past year, but I thought it would be fun to make one that didn't involve flowers.  So, here it the knotted tee.


I took this plain blue tee and then cut some strips from an old tee.


Then I randomly started tying knots and playing with the strips to see where they might look good.


Then I sewed the strips on.  I sewed across the fabric every 3-4 inches or so.  Sometimes I twisted it, sometimes I knotted it, and sometimes I just sewed it.  I chose to cover the neckline seam as I did it.


There's one more strip that knots with the other strip in the back and then falls over the shoulder in front.


Here are a couple tips if you try it.  Be sure not to pull one fabric more than the other as you sew it.  You don't want the strips to be super tight, or your shirt won't lay nicely when you wear it.  Also, double check while you sew that the shirt itself isn't bunched up at all - only the strips.

It was a really quick project and I like the funky, messy feel of the shirt.


Thanks for dropping in.  Still want more?  Well, So You Think You're Crafty has officially started and you can head on over and vote for your favorite craft.  See you there!



20 comments:

*Nikki* said...

very cute..i would totally wear it!

Laura PARING DOWN said...

This looks so chic - thanks for the tutorial. I need a cute skirt like that, too.

Happy Monday!
Laura

Jessica said...

I love this! I can appreciate all the ruffles and flowers on other people, but I so don't dig it on me. This, I can pull off.

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Cute! I love the colour combination, and the detail on the back.

d.n.williamson said...

You have such wonderful ideas. Today, I'd like to share my latest blog entry with you. Thought you might be interested since you have two little ones at home. Hope you/they enjoy!

http://nicoleiskeepingitsimple.blogspot.com/2010/07/crazy-kids-cuisine.html

Larissa said...

Cute as always.

I would love for you to link this idea up at the Christmas in July linky party.

Good luck on SYTYC...headed over there right now.

Just Another Day in Paradise

Anonymous said...

that's reallycute! i love the idea of using jesey on jersey...i have some old t's waiting to be made over and LOTS of jersey scraps....hmmmm...:)

Melissa said...

So nice to see something besides flowers! I think I am flowered out, and knots I can do! Thanks for sharing!

Leca said...

Simple and tasteful. I love it! Another great idea!

Kourtney said...

way cute... cute hair too!

Kaysi said...

That is so fun and so creative!

Michelle L. said...

Oh, I like that! Especially love the back detail. I'm not a flower-wearing person, thanks for this great alternative makeover.

Justine said...

This is very cute. I think I am do this with my amateur sewing skills.

Chase and McKell said...

LOVE it! totally going to make this (along with my other billions of projects i need to do!) thanks for sharing :)

Valerie said...

while i love ruffles and flowers, i have to admit i am totally drawn to the simplicity of this one! i am definately makin' one of these! i am filing this at thecraftersfilebox.com. thanks so much for sharing!!

Deidre said...

Good luck on SYTYC! Can't wait to see what you come up with this session.

Delia said...

Very creative. You are a crafting machine woman! ;) Good luck on SYTYC. I bet you'll do great.

Kameron Morrow said...

Did you make the skirt you're wearing too? I would love a tutorial for that!

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

Kameron - I didn't make the skirt, sorry! It's from Nordstrom Rack.

Mommafo said...

I'm going through all of your refashions right now, and every time you just blow me away! I love it! *little dance*

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