Wednesday, April 14, 2010

No-Sew Halter Top

 

 I got this Men’s shirt from a thrift store by my house called “Thrift Redefined”  for $2.00. I love this color and i loved the pattern on it so I decided to make it into a halter top for me. Its really easy and it takes about 10 minutes.





Step One: Find a men’s XL shirt and cut off the sleeves and the neck









 

Step Two: Turn the Shirt to the side so that the sleeves are in front and the back. (instead of on each side)











 Step Three: Cut a strip of fabric off of the neckline of the shirt and tie it to the two front corners so that you have a neckstrap





Step Four: Flip shirt over and cut strips in the back opening. I Cut about 4-5” long strips. Cut them longer if you are smaller and shorter if you are bigger. Then tie the strips together so it fits snug on your body.





 Last step is to put your new shirt on and adjust any ties bigger or smaller as needed. I even put a clip in the front  to bunch it a little more in the front.

 
















 TA-DA!!
Here is another shirt I did that is the same style. I got this gray shirt from The Dollar Tree and then I did an iron on pattern with plastic bags! Here is the tutorial from “Filth Wizardry”  on how to iron on plastic bag transfers.
  

















 Enjoy!

25 comments:

  1. Oh oops - I forgot to post about your awesome gray shirt! I'll do that soon too. Sorry!

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  2. This is an awesome idea! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

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  3. Very cool! I'll be linking on Dabbled.org this weekend :)

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  4. Thanks so much guys! :)

    Dot-Thank you so much! I can't wait! I'm a long time crafter but a Blogger "newbie" :P so I'm SO happy to have ANY exposure. Thanks again

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  5. Darn... I wish I had a huge boyfriend just to rip his shirts apart now :D Love this project, I think I have to take a little trip to the charity shop. And I have to stop using my old plastic bags as bin liners!

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  6. Very cute and green!!!!! May have to try this over the weekend!

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  7. love this! I am going to keep my eye open for a cute shirt! love it! Great Blog!

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  8. Definitely trying this today! Oooo I forgot about fusing plastic bags onto fabric, that will be fun! :)

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  9. This would be so cool on floor pillows or for outdoor accent pillows. Cant wait to try the iron-ons. I will be making halter tops for my daughter (she's 27 & I love to send her boxes of suprises) out of some of my stack of vintage or shrunk t-shirts. Super idea. Thanks

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  10. OMG!!! my boyfriend has tons of t-shirts that he no longer wears sitting in a plastic bag in the closet.. When i get home its going to be me, the t-shirts and a pair of scissors... i cant wait to try this one out!!!

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  11. Love this! Going to try it with some tonight!

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  12. omg! Your shirts are adorable, and so are you!!!!!!!!

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  13. This is a great tutorial!! Hehe, brings back college memories. . . I always saw the sorority girls with their re-do chopped up and tied together teeshirts @ football games, and I thought that it would be easy to make one. . . I wasn't as good at planning things back then, and ruined a perfectly good shirt. :] These instructions should be helpful! And I LOVE the plastic bag idea!! Did you design that shape yourself?

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  14. Wow! Great job! Newest follower. Hopefully you don't mind if I repost some of your creative ideas with link backs.

    Inspiring You To Save

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  15. awesome idea especially the one with the iron on!

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  16. This is frakkin awesome!! I alter Tshirts all the time and I would have never thought to do this!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial :D

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  17. Oh wow, I wish I could wear these.....my "girls" just don't look good in a halter anymore.....

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  18. Love, Love, Love these ideas and directions!!

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  19. ok... I love the idea of this... but what if the graphics are only on the front of the Tee? If you wear the side seam as the middle seam of the halter, then it would seem that the graphics would show up on half of the "new" front and half of the "new" right side? Am I missing something here?
    thanks

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  20. Anonymous:

    This shirt actually has no seam on the side. Many mens shirts do not so you will have to find one that doesn't for it to look the best.

    As far as the graphics you will just have to look for something that you like. Personally I think its a cool look to have the graphic wrap around the side. However if this isn't your style, there are shirts out there that have the graphic wrapping around the side to start. If you find one of these then after you alter it then the graphic will now be on the front.

    or you can try a plain shirt and add your own graphics like the second photo.

    Hope this helps, good luck.

    Ali

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  21. Your take on the grey shirt - niicce!

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  22. If only I had the body for a simple re-do like this. (Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to be a curvy girl, I just also love the idea of a quick and simple refashioning). You look great in it!

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  23. After tieing up the back, do you just leave the hole at the bottom, as is?

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  24. What kind of bra do you wear with that?

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  25. You can wear a strapless or convertable bra,(the strapless bras often ride down and are uncomfortable, i know) the convertable bras, are a bit better, they have interchangeable straps, which can be worn around the neck like a halter, (instructions come with, and they can be worn like your regular bra, so it's a good investment). Clear straps are made for this issue, which are okay,(ultimately you can still see them) or you can wear a regular bra in a cute color and/or embellish straps with a bedazzler or glue and rhinestones.
    Wearing a cool bathing suit top, is another solution (you can find separates at a lot of consignment and thrift shops or use one you already have) Hope this helps :) Jessee Jo

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