Wednesday, September 4, 2013

DIY Perfect Slouchy Tee

DIY perfect slouchy t-shirt no sew

I've been loving the slouchy, off the shoulder t-shirt look this summer. My problem? I haven't been able to find the perfect slouchy t-shirt of my own! Curse my pickiness! So today I'm going to show you how to DIY your own perfect slouchy tee.



I don't like how tight they all the shoulder baring tops are in the stores. In my opinion, if something is going to fall off your shoulder, it should leave pretty much everything else to the imagination. Am I right? Super tight + shoulder baring = bordering on trashy.

One could argue that by pairing this t-shirt with a denim miniskirt and rainbow heels I am bordering on trashy anyways, and you would probably be right. But I was going for an early 80's look and these wedges are authentic period pieces, baby. I drew the line at wearing my leopard belt and feathering my hair people, that would have been overkill.

DIY perfect slouchy t-shirt no sew

This is one of those refashions that I love, love, love. It took five minutes and the results were just perfect!

I bought a men's medium t-shirt at the thrift store for $1.99. It was super soft and worn from being washed a bunch of times so it looked "vintage" already.

DIY perfect slouchy t-shirt no sew

Then I cut off the collar...

DIY perfect slouchy t-shirt no sew

...and stretched the collar between my hands until the raw edges rolled a bit.

DIY perfect slouchy t-shirt no sew

That's it! So much cheaper then buying one at Target, and this one fits just the way I wanted it too. Which is to say it has absolutely no shape unless I tuck it in and stand awkwardly like this:

DIY perfect slouchy t-shirt no sew

Now I'm pretty sure that this Led-Zepplin t-shirt is not actual vintage, a fact which makes me cringe a little because I'm obsessed with real, true vintage things (like my rainbow shoes). But I felt better once I found this really-real vintage Hubble Space Telescope t-shirt. Oh God, the coolness of this shirt for nerds like me! My husband was super jealous that it didn't fit him, but I did a happy dance and performed the same surgery on it:

DIY perfect slouchy t-shirt no sew

I am doing my part to bring back the NASA space program one vintage t-shirt at a time. Do you hear me Obama?

~Jessica

17 comments:

  1. Jess, I love this outfit- both shirts! Hey, we gotta wear the denim skirt while our legs are lookin' sexy- which btw, yours rock!! Also, I'm the biggest zep fan ever, so is my mom, so is my 18 year old sister, and my 8 year old daughter. They transcend time and I'm convinced nobody has been original since. Except gunsNRoses lol!

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    1. Awesome Amy! My hubby and I are both big fans of "classic" rock, lol. We especially love Aerosmith! They're amazing. I was so excited to find this shirt, and it is the comfiest most adorable refashion ever. I've become obsessed with projects that only require cutting, something anyone can do even if they don't sew.

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  2. So jealous of that Hubble tee!! You cannot even imagine! :D

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    1. Thanks Suzy! I was SO excited to find it too, it's a score for sure! I almost died when I saw it, and I originally bought it for my husband. When it didn't fit him I was so happy!

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  3. You totally rock this! I am not sure if I could pull it off but I am totally going to try. Such a simple mod but it is just awesome. It really looks great on you!

    If you have time you should link this up at The Blog Strut. We would love to have you!

    Amber

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  4. Really love it! It's not trashy at all, its super cute! Can't wait to try this myself! But, how do you know if the t-shirt is truly vintage? I do a lot of thrift store shopping and would love to know what to look for.
    Madalyn @ HomeHearted

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    1. Thanks Madalyn! One of the ways you can tell is the tag. If the tag is old, frayed, made of woven material and has "vintage looking" fonts, its probably old. Heck, If it has a tag at all, it may be vintage. Modern tee shirts usually are made tagless.

      The other thing you can looks at is the material. The modern featherweight tees weren't made before the mid 90's, and so anything that feels super soft and pliable is probably new. True vintage tee shirts were made with 100% cotton jersey, which tends to be a lot heavier and stiffer and have less stretch then a modern tee.

      I hope that helps! The best advice I have is just buy what you like and don't spend a ton of money on it!

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  5. This is so darn cute and trendy! I'd love for you to link this up at our link party at Bakerette.com.

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  6. Wow what a cool idea!! Love it. It really looks great on you.

    PS I found you through the Watch What I ‘m Wearing link-up.

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  7. I love slouchy tees! I'm definitely going to do this!

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  8. Cute tees. I like slouchy tees too and this is a quick cheaper way to achieve that. :-)

    Mo

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  9. You look great. My best friend has the same Led Zeppelin shirt. She is really into vintage and has an etsy shop. Great job on the look!

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    1. Thanks! I'm curious to know where she got it? I know it's not real vintage, but I'm still curious!

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  10. You are so talented!

    Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx
    www.stylelixir.com

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  11. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on ALL weekend.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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  12. Another oh so chic redo! I love it ~ now I need to raid my husband's closet. Thanks for sharing at this week's Project Inspire{d} ~pinning.

    Hugs, Mary Beth

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  13. Beautiful shirt made. I'm going to have to try this.

    Mariz
    Redmond iPad Repair

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