Thursday, June 9, 2011

Shirt Refashion: H&M $5 Shirt

On black Friday my mom and I went shopping for Christmas gifts in the wee hours of the morning (actually, we started at midnight and shopped all night, thanks to the fact that I wanted to get a Dyson on the cheap). We went to the mall and stopped in H&M and of course I found myself a cute $5 shirt.

However, when I tried it on it looked like this...

WOWZA! Good thing it was only $5 because it sat in the bag for 6 months. I finally decided to take a stab at refashioning it to make it a little more flattering. I used three strips of elastic, pulled it all the way out and did a zig-zag stitch.

From the front it looked great; from the back not so much...

What happened there? It turns out that when I sewed the middle elastic I also sewed through a bottom portion of the shirt. Oops! Thank God for the invention of seam rippers! Try #2 came out like this...

Better! And way better from the front. I'm still not 100% on the back but the front is more important to me anyway. It's thin and perfect for one of those chilly summer days!

Wearing my Limited Edition Enjoy the Ride Necklace

This is my first real try at refashioning an item of clothing...have you taken a stab at it with anything in your wardrobe??


  1. way to go! I think the front and back are fantastic! Very impressed!

  2. Very cute. I love the color and the light weight fabric.

  3. Amy, nice job. I think elastic was totally the right choice on this one. To try to remove all the extra fabric probably would have been super difficult.

  4. This is awesome! Isn't it amazing how a little elastic can make such a huge difference? Great job and thanks for linking up!


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