Not In Jersey: T-Shirt to Cardigan Refashion T-Shirt to Cardigan Refashion - Not In Jersey

Monday, March 25, 2013

T-Shirt to Cardigan Refashion

shirt to cardi

Awhile ago I bought a t-shirt for something like $2 at Wal-mart. I thought I might tie-dye it but I never got around to that. When I saw that this month’s challenge was “Wear It” I knew I wanted to make something out of the t-shirt. And I wanted to turn it into a cardigan.

DSCN2651Just a regular t-shirt

I started by folding it in half and then cutting. I accidentally cut the front and the back when I’d only meant to cut up the front! I was planning on making a longer cardigan, but I realized early enough to turn it into a cropped cardi.

Once I cut off the whole bottom section of the shirt, I had a lot of material left, so I decided to make a rosette accent for the cardigan. I used the tutorial found here to create my rosettes. I didn’t have felt to create the backings of the rosettes so instead I used squares of the t-shirt fabric!

Here’s how it turned out:

I think I like it! I can’t wait to actually wear it when the weather gets warmer!


Myrna said...

What a great transformation!

Irfan Butt said...

such a lovely idea..

Donna Wilkes said...

This an adorable crop cardigan. Love the rosettes.

Irfan Butt said...

wow! lovely post..
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Tamar SB said...

So adorable!!!! It looks so cute!

Sara said...

Had you just shown a picture of you with the cardi on I wouldn't have known it was made out of a t shirt.

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Oh my goodness, what a great refashion! I am in love with it, I am also in love with cardigans. I might have to make one of these for myself!

WhisperingWriter said...

Very cute!!

Janine Huldie said...

Awesome Dara and really so clever. Never would have thought to do this. Thanks for sharing!! :)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Very clever and it looks great on :)

TheTinyHeart said...

That came out so cute! The rosettes are such a pretty touch.

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Sara Bell- The Traveling PhoBlogWriPher said...

Oh wow, that looks really cute! I am really creative, but only in my head. When I try to execute the ideas it's not so pretty. If I made that people would be saying "What is that? What's the lumpy thing on her ripped t-shirt?" ha ha.

Daydreaming Realist said...

hey! That's what's up! I LOVE that!! Thank you for sharing such a fun DIY. I heart cardi's :)

ps: new follower on Bloglovin and GFC etc. Found you at Nugget on a Budget <33

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

Oh my goodness, this is so cute!

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Janene Krajci Christine Hutchinson said...

Nice! I may just have to Pin it! hehehe :)


jen @ grown in southern ground said...

so cute!

Rosie said...

I can't believe I am so late to the comment party, but my goodness what a fantastic transformation. I bow down to your sewing skills. Thank you so much for linking-up to the Craft Challenge.

Rosie xo