10/24/12

DIY Butterfly Twist Tee.

Supplies:  Wide shirt/sleeveless
1 yard fabric. 
Fabric should be light with drape and stretchy.


 Where we currently live it's warm year round so summer DIYs are still on my mind... I love my diy twisted tee and wanted to do one that was horizontal. This effect is so simple and transforms your old tshirts into an interesting twist. 





DIY:

First, you will want a wide shirt that isn't very long. I made the pattern, you can easily do this by using a sleeveless shirt and cutting out the pattern on your desired fabric.

Here is a really quick video of the process...

video


Cut the shoulder and side seams of one side of the sleeveless shirt.
Place them right sides together. Mine was a pattern I made so all sides are cut.


Twist the shirt so the right sides meet together. Basically all the way back around...


Pin the seams together and sew them...



 


19 comments:

  1. Very cute! I actually have a similar concept on a tunic tutorial coming out November 1st - your way is so simple!! Love it!

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  2. Very nice - that I would love to do next summer.. right now in Denmark is so cold and frizzy

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    1. brrrr....perhaps try it for a long sleeve and add an undershirt underneath. Although you would have to reattach the sleeves...

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  3. this is darling!!! Thanks for the post!

    xoxo
    Liesl

    woodsy-soiree.blogspot.com

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  4. I've been on your blog for at least 4+ hours and it's AMAZING. You're a complete genius, to say the least. I mean, the level of inspiration I've got so far is overwhelming.
    Truly, from now on, this is my #1 blog to read!

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  5. Love it and follow you!!

    http://thefashiondiyscorner.wordpress.com

    Un besii

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  6. When you put the sides together, where does the neck of the shirt go? And how come your t-shirt isn't too small afterwords? Because I tried it and I just doen't work, please help me ;)

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  7. Hi,
    My daughter and I tried this, but we aren't getting it, either. We've cut one of the side seams and one of the shoulder and put them together then twist it, but it doesn't look like anything??? Can you please elaborate a little more on, "Place the right sides together" and "Twist the shirt so the right sides meet together. Basically all the way back around..."
    So in the 4th picture, did you end up cutting both of the side seams, then sewing them back together after the twist? I'm so confused. Please help...
    Thank you,
    Jessica

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    1. "Right sides together" is a sewing term, which means just that: The right sides of two fabric layers should be facing each other. The part of the fabric you want visible in your finished product is the "right side."

      You will want to use a wide shirt for this, as you see I made my pattern. It literally is exactly like the pictures...follow and when you are done you flip it out so the "right sides" are on the outside and the seams are on the inside.


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  8. I have this big piece of beautiful thin light pink jersey that I never knew what to do with cause it's sooo thin and delicate. Thats exactly perfect for it! I'm gonna cut my two pieces out and put a twist on them :) Thank you so much :)

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  9. Are you kidding me.... so cute and simple. I am so grateful for people like you who share their creativity. love love. we have a local thrift store that sells everything for a dollar. yeah i am going shopping for big shirts. THANK YOU

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  10. Very creative idea!<3 I love it and will definitely try this out.

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  11. In the video it the fabric looks like its just cut into two rectangles. Is that what you used? Or did you make a pattern of some sort?

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    1. Mine is a pattern as shown in the below steps, with armholes, a collar line, and shoulder. So make sure to include that in your rectangles.

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  12. Really cute idea. I am trying mine with a men's medium crew neck t-shirt - is this not the right size or style. Yours seems to be wider and more of scoop neck. It does not work to twist the right sides together - the neckline is too small?? Any suggestions?

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  13. Very cute. Can I post this to pinterst?

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