Hi again! I know I’ve already posted today, but I made this before lunch today. It was so fast and easy, I had to share it! If you still want to check out my What I Wore Sunday post, it’s just right under this one.
Well, this morning while I was making pancakes, I thought, “Duh! I could have done that with an oversized tee shirt, too!”
While I was out shopping, I picked up a shirt off the clearance rack, brought it home and went to work. I even timed myself on this project.
Make sure your shirt is a few sizes too big. I normally wear a medium, so I bought an extra large. You want your vest to be loose and …flow-ey? Is that even a word? Spell check says no. I say whatevs. Moving right along.
Cut right up the center of the shirt.
Cut the ribbing off the neck, and cut down the neckline a tad.
Round off the pointed edges of the neckline, or leave it if you like it that way.
Cut off the sleeves, but make the arm holes bigger.
Turn the vest around cut the back of the arm holes in closer to the center. Like this:
It should look like this in the back:
Cut a rectangle of fabric from the sleeves.
Tie it around the piece of fabric between the armholes in the back of the vest with the knot facing inside.
Here’s what the back will look like on the outside:
BOOM! You’re done! And it only took 7 minutes and 35 seconds! Here’s the proof:
That’s 7 1/2 minutes INCLUDING the time I spent taking pictures for the tutorial. You could easily do this in five. Sweet!
Cute, too, right? I had Crocky (my nine year old-that’s his nickname) take these pictures. I tried to do it with the self timer and got this:
That’s my ceiling. The camera shot the picture as it was falling off the couch. Nice, eh?! I actually like Crocky’s photography skills.
We had fun. Oh, back to the vest…
…and back view.
This is why you want to use a tee shirt that is too big for you. It’s a fun, fast, and easy way to change up the wardrobe!