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So I got this free t-shirt in the Chicago airport. I never wear t-shirts. What's more, this one was an extra-large men's (I wear a women's small), and it had a lovely graphic of Chicago on it.. but I've never been outside the airport, so I'd feel like a poser wearing it.

I decided to take this gigantic hunk of fabric and turn it into a shirt  that I might actually wear.
In short, I wanted to make it unrecognizable.
I think I did.

This garment has two cinched sections (on the back/sides), a corset back, a sweetheart neckline, and rouched shoulders and front.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Your giant t-shirt
Scissors
Needle
Thread

Step 2: Cut some bits off

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Cut out the collar and any graphics you don't want. In my case, I took out the whole Chicago graphic and the little logo below the neck at the back. Since the graphics part left a hole in front of my chest, I flipped the shirt around. The front is now the back, and it's modest once again.

Cut off the sleeves.
Cut off the bottom hem.

That means the only original stitches left in this garment are the shoulder seams (and maybe side seams, if your shirt has those). You have a giant tank-top with a ridiculous neckline.

Even out that neckline so that, even though it's huge, it's a smooth edge; remove any weird pointy parts left over from cutting out graphics.
kodiwoedee4 months ago
Wow, what a cool top! I bet u could do this for any oversized pull over top or tshirt.
this is really pretty!! I would love a video, or some more pictures, though. I have so many oversized t-shirts!!!
maka2 years ago
i'm not a huge fan of the corset back (although maybe a straight-on photo would help me see it a bit better), but the front!! It's gorgeous! So flattering to your figure! This must happen with a shirt in my collection... hmmmm... which shirt to slice & dice next? LOL
SelkeyMoonbeam (author)  maka2 years ago
Yeah, I'm not fully satisfied with the back either. If you figure out a better way to do it... let me know!
Awesome t-shirt reconstruction :)
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Rad! love it. Ruching is my favorite!