Fashion Recycling Week: Day 4 (Long-sleeved shirt to fringed summer tank)

This week, I’m getting scissor-happy with a few of my daughter’s stained/out-grown/last-season tops — as well as some of my son’s old shirts — to make some new, casual tops for summer.
Today’s project requires NO SEWING AT ALL — just a pair of scissors and a smile!
C wore shirt last winter AND this winter, so I am super-bored of it. I never really loved it (it was a hand-me-down) but I liked the cute message of “Daddy digs me.” So I knew I could do something with it.

I cut the sleeves off entirely, and opted to just leave them loose and open (T-shirt fabric doesn’t fray, so there’s no need to finish it). Then I took my rotary cutter, held a clear ruler against the fabric, and just chop-chop-chopped lines vertically down the shirt.

I used to totally have a fringed top, except I was like, nine. It also had beads on the fringe, and I seriously considered adding beads. But C just turned two, so that might be, uh, kind of a choking hazard?

(So just pretend you hear the soft clack-clack of beads clicking together)

We still have another day of repurposed clothing, guys! Stay tuned!


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