11/6/11

Old Mens T-shirt Sewn Into Women's Dolman Tee

Supplies: Husband's old t-shirt
youtube tutorial here


 My husband is a runner so he has/gets about a million gazillion t-shirts. I love grey and wanted to make it into my favorite style tee. I love the comfortable, effortless style of the dolman tee...


Everything that went into this...It took me about 15 minutes or so. I played around with seams to get the fit right. New shirt for one of those "I've got nothing to wear" days. I can always count on a cute dolman!


For a video go here.
For extra written directions go here.

 

45 comments:

  1. This is awesome!! And your blog is pretty cool, you have some amazing "Re-Do's" :)

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  2. You are such an inspiration!!! I have been trying to figure out how I'd make a dolman shirt for so long! Thanks!

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  3. Do you cut the bottom of the sleeves and the top?

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  4. this is so cool!! lovely! :)
    www.miouprincesslovespink.blogspot.com

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  5. Love your blog! I want to try this this weekend!

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  6. Thanks! I tried sewing it by hand with an XL and it was a wretched outcome. I was a bit disappointed. Did you cut some length out of the sides or just shape them? I think that's where mine went awry!

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  7. Lovely! This looks simple enough for a beginner, right?

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  8. Thank you for this...found it through pinterest and made it out of a free shirt I got. I appreciated how you showed where to sew on the shirt.

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  9. Love this!! I would love to see you do a video as well. I am going to try my hand at this today actually hopefully it turns out awesome

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  10. PLEASE do a video! I have so many huge shirts and I would love to put them to good use :)

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  11. Hey, I love this idea and am working on it as we speak. I am so nervous to cut! Should I sew the top of the sleeves before I cut the sides and the bottoms of the sleeves?? Thanks so much!!

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  12. This is amazing!! I would love to see a video on how it's done. This is my favorite shirt style and this is such a good way to add more to my wardrobe!

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  13. This is a FABULOUS idea!!! You're so talented and creative. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Totally cool !!! And i have the same t-shirt asking to be rediscovered and reinvented !yey, new project for this weekend :) thank you :)

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  15. I don't have a sewing machine, can you make me one and mail it to me LOL. I don't even know how to use a sewing machine. I would love to try this though. I think I will get with my sister-in-law and have her help me. Where do I get dye's for T-shirts and what is the cost there? My husband has a ton of xxl t-shirts that no longer fit him and I would like to make two of these.

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  16. First off I wanted to say I'm in LOVE with your work.
    Second, I wanted to ask, you work a lot with jersey, do you use a straight stitch or a zig zag?

    Thanks!

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  17. What a great tutorial! I love reconstructing boring t-shirt into something fabulous like this. I like it so much, I ended up including it on my blog... http://darlingadventures.com/?p=574
    Thanks!

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  18. Saw this on pinterest and enjoyed reading through some other projects. I have always had an aversion to sewing (bad childhood memories with my mom who is a seamstress), but this is the first project ever that makes me want to try! Any tips for how a beginner could tackle this?

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  19. You are amazing. I love your stuff.
    badartworld.com

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  20. This is a brilliant idea!!! I am going to try it! I have a large tshirt, that i love! But i never wear it because its way to big! I love sewing, I just haven't done it in years, so.. you've inspired me!!! :)

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  21. That's a great design idea. This is one of the first T shirts distributors to use this idea!

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  22. Now there is 100% likelihood that I will have to go to the thrift store and find some cool t-shirts tomorrow. Thank you for sharing!

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  23. Super cute! I love how you did the dolman sleeves! This is a great idea, and a dangerous one, since I will now want to hoard my boyfriend's old shirts to add to my wardrobe! Thanks for the tutorial. I also have an old t-shirt up-cycle/re-do tutorial :-) Mine is a no-sew, racerback workout/beach coverup tank with either a high-to-low hem or high-sides hemline! Check it out at http://sarahbtexas.blogspot.com/2012/06/from-blah-b-to-fab-diy-workout-tanks.html If I do try out this shirt, I will definitely let you know so we can collaborate and I can give you credit! Have a FABulous summer :-)

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  24. I just love this!!
    Thanks for inspiration.

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  25. Seriously this was so easy!! I am a beginner at sewing this was easy and fast even for me!! THX!

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  26. I wanted to share with you the shirt I made based on your tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration!
    http://lotusbomb.blogspot.com/2013/01/t-shirt-refashion-from-boxy-tee-to.html#

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  27. Unbelievable .. I like it very much
    Thanks for inpiration

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  28. Wow I can't believe it. This seems to be quite easy. Must try that! That's soo cool. Thank you very much!

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    1. I just finished trying this. I took a practice run with a t-shirt I planned on donating... and wow! So easy and it looks great! I am so happy I stumbled upon your page!!!! Thank you!:)

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  29. Great polo shirt, the color and detailing were as in picture. Easily washable and doesn't fade. Arrived right on time!

















    Mens Shirts Store

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  30. I love this! Very creative, especially when it was so big. I recently took a turtleneck and turned it into a cute summer top. It's called The Red Shirt Project for anyone looking to check it out.
    deannamcneil.blog.com

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  31. Hello,
    I was wondering if I could use some of your cool photos for a school project about repurposed things? They would be part of a slideshow at the screens in our school halls, part of the national Thriftness week (in Finland)...

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  32. Great tutorial and great idea--thank you so much for making a you tube video because I was just getting back into sewing when I tried this and needed all the help I could get! I blogged about it, too...http://glitterrs.blogspot.com.au/2013_05_01_archive.html

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  33. This is awesome! I have my husband's almost new shirts lying in the closet that he doesn't want to wear 'cause apparently the colors are "too girly." Well good for me as I can turn them all into Dolman t-shirts for myself :) Thank you thank you for this tutorial!

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  34. That's a pretty neat idea! Will definitely give it a try. Thanks.

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  35. In regards to present day fashion, the fitness world has created a craze of certain items such as gym tank tops and yoga pants that are worn as casual wear by many people on a daily basis, whether they attend a gym or not.

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  36. My husband passed away 3 months ago...and I've been wearing his t-shirts as pi's... When I saw this idea, tears came down my face immediately because now I get to wear my husband's t-shirts all the time, I will try it!!!

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  37. Hi there. I noticed in the youtube tutorial that your sewing machine is oriented opposite standard machines. Is this a left-handed machine?

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