+ Lower a neckline tutorial and an Autumn hike

Lowering a neckline may be the the quickest and easiest fix to transforming a top into something more updated and flattering. I grabbed this cheap baseball tee (bought at most sporting good stores) and dropped the neckline. Love it! 

baseball tee (or any tee)
ribbing (if you don’t have enough from the original top)
sewing machine
1. Cut out the ribbing. Trim the ribbing down a as wide as you like.
2. Line up the side seams or shoulder seams of the shirt and cut a little bit of the top of the shirt to make a wider neckline.
3. Stretch the ribbing out to see if it can fit around the neckline. If not, then a little more will need to be added (you can easily buy some at Jon anns). I added a little, but 90% of the time, I don’t have to. sew the ends of the ribbing together to make a long circle. Then pin right sides together, to the top. I only pinned the seam to the middle back of the top because I stretch the ribbing a lot as I sewed it around the newly cut neckline. 


  1. This is one of those projects where I say “duh”, why didn’t I think of that?? For a zillion years I have been wearing t-shirts that are too tight around the neck! Thanks. I LOVE baseball shirts and WILL be doing this!

  2. You have a beautiful family. What a good idea about the neckline. I have been cutting at the necks of my too-tight tees and sweatshirts for years!! I’m going to have to try this!

  3. that top picture is STUNNING. Seriously, stop it.

  4. Beautiful family. Thanks for the tutorial! Totally going to use it!

    xo Emily

  5. Great improvement! :)

  6. thats such a great idea -I’d like to do that to a few of my shirts actually! xo


  7. That is such a good idea! Your hair is so beautiful!


  8. You are so beautiful, Your husband is so handsome, Your childrens are great – nice too meet You in the street – I should stare at Your Family :)

  9. Is there anything hotter than a man wearing a baby? No, not as far as I can tell. Also, that is very brilliant/ohduh, I totally have a tshirt a friend gave my hubby that was passed to me that I liked aside from the high neckline, and was going to refashion into something for one of my girls. No longer!

  10. Totally going to try this. Great tutorial. And honestly you have the most gorgeous hair ever!


  11. You have the most gorgeous hair. Seriously I’m so jealous. Love the tutorial & I am going to be doing this for sure. Thanks


  12. Genius idea! Love, love it.

  13. Hey I have a refashioning question for you. I just scored a fabulous neon tennis skirt that I want to change into some boyshort swim bottoms. Do you have any ideas? I have seen lots of tutorials for shorts>skirt refashions but nothing for skirt>shorts.

  14. I have a staff tshirt I need to wear today that I will be doing this to. But probably not before my shift volunteering. Thanks!

  15. Wow, I really like your tutorial here! I don’t like shirts too close to my neck. And on a side note, that baby wrap/carrier looks really sturdy and handy…. did you sew that or is it just fabric?

  16. I can hardly stand how pretty you are! These pics are gorgeous! Great tutorial too! :)

  17. you got some serious skills that is no joke. Can I just say your hair looks freaking AMAZING!! What did you do to it? Mine does that when I air dry it but its usually a frizzy ball of mess.

  18. thank you! you are saving my wardrobe with this! 😀

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