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Asymmetrical striped top and matching headband

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This top has an asymmetrical hem and flattering diagonal stripes. I made mine out of two unwanted shirts, but any knit fabrics would do nicely. 

The leftover scraps became a fun, braided headband that matches the top perfectly.
 
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Step 1: Cut your shirts into strips

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Try to start out with really large, long shirts if you can. It's always nicer to have plenty of extra fabric to work with, and you'll be losing a little bit to seam allowances anyway. If you're using knit fabrics instead of shirts, cut the strips so that they stretch crosswise, and not lengthwise.

Select two coordinating t-shirts and cut off the sleeves, hem, and collar. Make lengthwise (hem to shoulder) strips out of the front and back of both t-shirts. 

I made strips that were 3 inches wide and 19 inches long. I needed 18 strips to make the top as long as I wanted it, but you can certainly keep adding and adding to make a dress! You could also cut wider or narrower strips to suit your taste, or even use three or four different shirts. 

Be sure to save those scraps from the sleeves; you'll need them in a few minutes.
amdtoad2 years ago
Awesome
nataliana2 years ago
Love It! I'll try it soon!
SnazzyBot (author)  nataliana2 years ago
Thanks, and good luck!
scubacarl2 years ago
I like what you have done, keep on designing, and creating !
SnazzyBot (author)  scubacarl2 years ago
Glad you liked it! Thanks!
cdalton42 years ago
I love your shirt very awesome.
SnazzyBot (author)  cdalton42 years ago
Thank you!
saosport2 years ago
I love this great job. I am going to try and make one.
SnazzyBot (author)  saosport2 years ago
Awesome! I hope you have fun!
Thanks I am just learning to sew but this looks like something I could do
Those shirts are so cute! I like the one with the extra sleeve, it's very cute with the edging :) Very nicely done!
SnazzyBot (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thank you! I prefer the extra sleeve, too. :)