I’ve had this same T-shirt since high school from Urban Outfitters and it is my absolute favorite. It’s fitted through the bust somewhat and then flows away from the body in a really pretty silhouette. Everyone always asked if I was pregnant because it really does look like a maternity shirt LOL Comfiest shirt ever!!
Well.. It passed away a couple of nights ago. I completely deconstructed it because it had too much wear and large holes started forming.
I don’t have any great photos of it on me before because it was just in pretty bad shape. BUT, I was able to take it apart carefully and use it as a base for a new shirt and it is almost identical!! I am so so so proud!! And super excited because that means I can recreate this top that is no longer sold, a million times over if I want!! So here are a few pics and I just *know* that you’ll be as pumped as I am 😉
Fabric is a lightweight red tag knit from Joanns.
I love it!! I know most will think “wow.. a tshirt” HAHA but its so much more than that!
Thanks for reading!
Sophia has these adorable heart knee tights that she outgrew (or they shrank) that I just couldn’t part with. I thought.. why not repurpose into leggings? It was super quick, great results and you only need a sewing machine and a twin needle.
Lay out your tights and cut the feet off. I cut it right above where it started curving, as low as I could.
You’ll need two spools of thread in the same color, OR what I did is use a bobbin and a spool of thread.
I put my width and length to their max so that the stitch would stretch a little with the fabric.
I also lowered my presser foot pressure to a 1 so that it wouldn’t pull the knit material and stretch it out and make a wonky wavy seam.
Install your twin needle and thread left to right. Top Bobbin in the left needle, spool in the right.
Fold your bottom legs in and under about a 1/4″ or however short you want them to be. Pin in place.
(visual of how to fold under)
Sew on the TOP, the outside, so that the nice double rows of top stitching are visible on the outside and the zig zag is inside against the leg.
They’re DONE! Beautiful! 🙂 And she’ll get a little bit more use out of them before I have to donate.