Friday, February 6, 2009

Thrift Store Revival: Men's Shirt

I'm telling you, this thrift store revival stuff is a little addicting. Here's my latest creation made from a men's t-shirt I bought for 90 cents. I have had a request for some step-by-step instruction. I have another shirt that is almost complete but the next one I do after that I will try my best to take pictures during the transformation process. I will also try to post coherent instructions so it sounds like I know what I'm talking about. If you do a thrift revival leave me a comment or shoot me an e-mail. (I recently added an e-mail address to my sidebar: hellohotdiggity@gmail.com.) I would love to see your creations!

UPDATE: Many pinteresters have expressed interest in step by step instructions for this shirt. Unfortunately, I did not take pictures during the process and have no plans to recreate this project. Sorry! My best advice is to buy some 90 cents shirts and have fun experimenting! :)

25 comments:

Vanessa said...

I LOVE this! I can't wait for the instructions. Why did you have to start doing this AFTER i moved away!?
p.s. you could be a part-time model.

Julie said...

Kim -- these are nothing short of amazing and inspiring! I'd love to see a photo tute. Great job. Amazing incredible great job!

Maggie May said...

wow you did amazing things to this shirt!

Autumn said...

So very very awesome! I LOVE it. You have such a great eye for potential! I don't know if I would have seen any hope for that shirt. You might inspire me to get over my fear of the machine.

emilyy said...

I'm seriously so impressed!!! I wish I had a sewing machine...and knew how to sew for that matter, because you have inspired me. It turned out really cute.

Stacey and Brody Miller said...

My goodness you are awesomly talented!

Steph & James said...

Again, you are amazing.

viv said...

okay this is just amazing and so cool. I wish I was good at sewing....I guess I am just going to have to find some time to practice my sewing!

Anonymous said...

Kim, I've shared your blog site with our Marketing person. She's going to share it with the Goodwill's in Columbus. These renewed thrift store finds are great. Keep it it. Chris

Haily said...

Kim,
You are Amazing! thanks for such cute insperation!

Ruth said...

How did you do that???? Like Vanessa, I am SO sad you started doing this after I moved away. You could go into business!

Natalie said...

that is adorable and so completely cute! i wouldn't even know where to begin! what a great idea though...90 cents! wow. love it.

Rita said...

That shirt is so freaking cute!
Please give some instructions. I would love to try this out myself. Please, please, please with a cherry on top. I think I could really handle a redo like this shirt. :D

daer0n said...

I'd love to see the tut for this too! lovely!
You can check out some of my clothing reconstructions on my blog if you like :) i've done a few, for some of them i didn't take before pictures though, i got way too excited to transform them so i totally forgot lol.

http://styleish-daer0n.blogspot.com

kara said...

Wow! You are super talented! I agree that reviving things from thrift stores is SUPER fun and addicting. I wish I had the talents for sewing (it's something I'm still working on) but I love to fix old furniture. Check out the chair that I redid!

ambrosiarush.blogspot.com

Now I'm off to explore more of your fun blog :)

Courtney said...

i am loving this shirt!!! it is going around on pinterest but i can't figure out how to make it. did you ever post a tutorial? i looked through your blog archive and did not find it...

Kim said...

Courtney-Thanks for your interest! Unfortunately I did not take pictures when I made this shirt so I do not have a tutorial! Sorry! :)

ANN said...

I realize this is from 2009 but I just spotted it on pinterest and I adore it! Did you ever get around to the tutorial? I can't find it on your blog.

Jennifer said...

I am on the same page as Ann - found this on Pinterest. I love the transformation and would love to see a tutorial - if you have one.

ajoyfuldwelling said...

What a great before and after. I would love to see a tutorial on that. :)

megs_lee said...

Can't wait for the instructions! I have the perfect shirt for this!

Anonymous said...

This is possibly the greatest t shirt revival I have seen and I'm heartbroken that I can't recreate it. Is there any way that you could do another one and take pictures? Have some empathy for those like me.

Anonymous said...

What a super neat idea. Can't wait for instructions

Anonymous said...

Can you give instructions without pictures?

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