Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday Morning Inspiration/T-Shirt Tango

Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a great start :) 

I have a secret pin on Pinterest where I pin what I think are fun t-shirt ideas. Hey, I enjoy a basic tee just as much as anyone, and I think they are a necessary part of our wardrobes. But why wear basic all the time when we can be a little inventive and wear something interesting? So I thought I would share a few of the ideas that I've saved as I thought you might enjoy them as well.

This top is so easy to do. Just a little different take on the Sweeping Rectangles Tee that I did HERE.

If you're a little short on fabric, adding insets can really be an eye catching idea. Take note of how the black band around the neckline pulls the whole look together. 

I thought that this was such a sweet look. Add a sheer piece of organza and use up a few left over pieces of lace to create this top.

With this top, zippers were added to the side seams and a half circle contrast was added.  

The neckline was cut a little deeper and then the contrast added. Notice that the neck piece is a simple rectangle as are the cuffs that were added to the sleeves. 

A great look for what could be a simple striped t-shirt. Cut an asymmetrical seam and trim with the stripe in a different direction.

If you have a basic tee that you would like to have a little fun with, this top offers lots of inspiration. Slice it open and add the button tab. Or you could just sew a fake tab down the side. Use a couple of coordinating fabrics for the ruffle hem and you are set to go. Fun!

With this example, just slice up to the neckline and add in a triangle. Add one triangle and then slice into that triangle and add another. 

This top is very oversized, but I really like the idea of adding the darted tucks to the side. It's a little difficult to see, but there is a seam on the other side of the top that adds to the fullness. Great top for when you want all out comfort. 

Those are just a few of the ideas I've saved. Hope they've given you a little inspiration for you summer t-shirt sewing.

Do you have some t-shirt ideas that you might like to share? Or have you made a t-shirt that isn't just a basic t-shirt that you would like to share? I've added a link-up to this post, so share away. I would love to show off your ideas and what you've made!

Happy creating!

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  1. I love all of them!! Thanks---I look forward to your Monday Morning Inspiration posts.

  2. Great post. I'm always short of fabric or have little odd cuts.

  3. Wow, what a great collection of reworked tee shirts. These give me some good ideas to use when taking in some too big shirts too! Thanks for the great post.

  4. Loved all of these tshirt ideas. Will need to keep this in mind for future projects.

  5. These are lovely. I really like the black, orange and pink top with the added in triangles. It is very chic. Xx

  6. What wonderful ideas! Thank-you.

  7. Great ideas -- I like wearing tunic-like knit shirts and these pics give so many new ideas.

  8. No excuse for a boring t-shirt anymore!

  9. Thank you so much Rhonda! I will definitely use something out of all that fun stuff you posted. I appreciate all the time you spend motivating us!
    Hugs, Joy

  10. Great line Rhonda! Very inspiring!

  11. Some great idea! I love the black one with the colored triangles. It's simple and fabulous!

  12. Love the deep neckline with the striped inset and cuffs. Elegant!

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  14. Love the ruffled skirt added to the tee. could you give me more detail on the neckline. I want to make one for my granddaughter or I will help her make it.

    1. It is a very pretty tee.
      I am going to begin a new series on the blog, beginning today, in taking a basic t-shirt pattern and recreating it into lots of fun styles. I will put this 1 in the cue.