plain tee turned ruffle halter top with TUTORIAL

 
check out this sexy little number. mint green is so perfect for spring! and seriously, can you believe it came from this:
 
my well loved mint green gap tee?! pretty cool huh.
  
this halter top was perfect for going out to eat this weekend on our family “date”.
  
yep, that’s one of my mint green zipper daisies and it completed the look perfectly.
and just in case you’d like to make your own…..
 TUTORIAL
 
find a knit t-shirt that you don’t mind cutting apart.
 
measure the middle of the front of the shirt. then cut the front panel starting under the arms at a slight angle up towards the neckline with the point of the angle in the center. *be sure not to cut the back panel!!*
  
 next, cut the back panel straight across.

finish the edges of the top. i just sewed a 1/2″ seam around the top. do whatever you normally do.
  
 then cut the left over sleeves and upper portion of the shirt into 2″ strips.
  
 sew the strips together with a 1/4″ seam.
  
 wind your bobbin with elastic thread (by hand) and thread the top with regular thread and sew down the middle of the 2″ strips.
  
 should look like this. 
now measure how much length you need to go around your neck comfortably (i put the top on to measure this) and trim off the excess. then sew in place on the center of the front at the point. 
 
add any embellishment you want. but i highly recommend a zipper daisy ;)

**added later: i am wearing a white t-shirt underneath. it’s not part of the halter top.**

up next, i’m working on a tutorial for the felt flowers on my spring wreath.

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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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  1. 1
    Alida@IMakeStuff

    What a simple and beautiful refashion! Thank you!

  2. 2
    Shorty

    I love this look! Very creative and trend-setting!

  3. 3
    michelle@somedaycrafts

    Fun shirt and the zipper looks great on it!

  4. 4
    Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner]

    This is the cutest idea! I'm totally doing this!

    And I'm so glad you explained how to use elastic thread! … i tried it the other day and ran it through my sewing machine- it obviously didn't work :] Wind the bobbin. . .

  5. 5
    Campos Family

    Ooh, super cute!

  6. 6
    cindi

    Wonderful outcome from such a plain beginning. I love it and the flower totally rocks!

  7. 7
    slommler

    Kaaa-ute!!!! Can't wait to see your felt flowers!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  8. 8
    kirstin & jordan

    I love this! I have a whole stash of tshirts that are hoping to be made into something fabulous…
    By the way, we have a friday fun finds party (on fridays, obviously). If you're interested, we'd love it if you'd link up this week!

  9. 9
    kirstin & jordan

    I love this! I have a whole stash of tshirts that are hoping to be made into something fabulous…
    By the way, we have a friday fun finds party (on fridays, obviously). If you're interested, we'd love it if you'd link up this week!

  10. 10
    jacque4u2c

    TOO CUTE!

  11. 12
    Phillipa

    I'm a little confused… are you wearing this over a teeshirt? Where does the white come in?
    Other than that this is totally cute!

  12. 13
    Ashley

    This shirt is AMAZING and I want in now! I wish I trusted my skill level enough to try to make this for myself! Great job, as usual!

    little miss momma
    http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com

  13. 14
    L@Craftaholics Anonymous

    Phillipa,
    I am wearing a white t-shirt underneath the halter top. sorry i didn't make that clear!! :)
    Linda

  14. 17
    B @ Sweet Limes

    The modesty factor of having the white tee under it grabbed my eye. Typically I dodge these sorts of things but I think I may just have to try this. Thanks for the idea, and thanks for keeping it modest!