We’re long overdue for a crafty DIY project. When I saw this tutorial on how to lengthen a short shirt, I couldn’t help but think of the modest ladies who want a little extra coverage. Perhaps your t-shirt mysteriously shrank in the wash. Maybe you’re tall or have a long torso. Or maybe there was a tee in the store you couldn’t live without, but it needs an upgrade to fit your (more) modest style.
Although I love layering and the handy-dandy tank top, depending on the fabric, sometimes the fit is not as smooth as you’d like.
So, how can you lengthen a short shirt? By adding a band!
There are many fabric prints on the market. Choose something that fits your style and tee.
Sewing machine or needle/thread (if done by hand)
Dress marking pencil
Easy Peasy Instructions
Determine how many inches you want to add to your shirt. You may want to add a band to the waist area, for example.
Measure where you want to add the band and mark your horizontal line with a dress marking pencil.
Cut the shirt in half where you marked it.
Measure and cut your strips, keeping in mind how many inches you want to add to the shirt.
Lovelies, sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. That may mean taking on a little DIY project in the form of a refashion. There are quite a few tutorials on how to make a denim skirt out of jeans, as well as how to add tiers to the bottom of the revamped jeans to denim skirt. Let’s take an easier route. Why not buy a short denim skirt and long boho skirt, and add the two together? Sounds like a match made on a sewing machine. In case you’re sewing machine challenged, this can be done by hand.
This DIY is easy peasy, ladies—button bobby pins. It’s a perfect refashion project. Just think. You can snag some buttons off pieces you no longer need or wear. Oh, the possibilities! Vintage, antique and modern buttons abound…
Remember The Big Hair Bow Hair Show? We’re back to the hair bows, but with a DIY bow head wrap. Thanks to Helecia at youtube.com/iknowlee for this tutorial. By the way, hang on to your scrap fabric, ladies.
I was meandering through a Joann fabric and craft store when I stumbled upon a DIY fashion zipper appliqué. If you can’t get or make the zipper jewelry (or are looking for a DIY fashion project), I suppose an appliqué is the next best thing. The zipper appliqué is $7.99 + tax.
My sewing abilities are very limited, but I’m learning how to do more with a needle and thread. What would modest fashion be without some refashion? You know, alterations and upcycling.
Instead of reinventing the wheel (you really don’t need ME to do a sewing tutorial!), I fetched two tutorials. One is a video tutorial. The other is for the print babies (like me) who like to read along.