Refashion a Boxy Tee Into Loomstate’s DIY Oversized-Armhole Tunic

by , 07/06/10   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion, Eco-Fashion Brands, Featured, Features

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MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • T-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Ruler (or steady hands!)
  • Chalk or disappearing-ink marker
  • Safety pins

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STEP ONE

Lay the shirt flat and smooth out any wrinkles with your hands. Mark two or so inches from the neckline with your ruler. From that point, draw a diagonal line down the side of the shirt to your desired length.

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STEP TWO

Proceed to cut shirt along line.

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STEP THREE

Fold shirt over and make a point at the shoulder and on the side where the line should start and end. (This is based on the marks of the side previously cut.) Next, draw a line with the ruler and proceed to cut.

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STEP FOUR

Cut neckband at the top of the seam, as close to the seam as possible.

STEP FIVE

Tug at the cut sides of the shirt so that they will roll.

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STEP SIX

Gather the fabric where you want a little ruching, then pin it vertically from the inside. This can be done with the shirt laid flat, but we think it works best when you pin it on an actual body.

+ Loomstate

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