Hi guys! While I’m away getting in trouble in Montana, I asked my friend Jessica from Wayside Violet to share a tutorial for my Summer Threads series. I love her idea and will be on the look for a comfy tee while thrifting here. Thank you so much, Jessica!
Hi! I’m Jessica from Wayside Violet and I have a super-easy-no-sew tee shirt mod to share with you today! When Kara first asked me guest blog I was excited. I had no idea what I would be putting together for her Summer Threads series but I didn’t worry about it. I’m pretty easy going, but I did get a mite nervous when I remembered that my deadline was coming up, fast!
I started thinking about what may favorite outfit has been this summer: a pair of cuffed skinny jeans, braided leather sandals and a tee shirt that I stole from husband. This soft, gray shirt is awesome! it’s just roomy enough for that boyfriend-style look but it doesn’t make my short-arse self look like I’m drowning in cotton either. So basically it’s perfect.
I set off for the thrift store to look for another shirt from the boys’ section and hoping I’d maybe find a little inspiration too. Here’s what I came up with!
You’ll need: a tee shirt, straight pin, writing utensil, scissors, tape measure and/or straight edge.
Lay out your shirt and measure an inch below the shoulder seam:
Place straight pin horizontally:
Line up your straight edge with the shoulder seam and draw a line from your straight pin to the end of the sleeve.
Starting at the bottom, cut along the line until you reach the straight pin. (Don’t go past the straight pin!)
Remove the pin and tie a small but tight bow:
If you want to, you could serge the ends rough edges of the sleeve before tying them. Otherwise, get outside and enjoy your new summer look!
Thanks for having me Kara!