+ Men’s tee to open-back buttoned up tee tutorial

I love this top! It’s modest, yet a little racy! Ohlala! If you still love the look yet don’t want to show back you can easily slap a tank top under it and you’re ready to go. This top was surprisingly easy and fun to make, I was so happy it turned out in the end. Now I just need to buy a cute colored tank top to wear under it so I can actually take this baby out and about.

Supplies:
Men’s tee
elastic (a little small then the size of your waist)
thread
scissors
pins
sewing machine
Instructions:
*If your shirt is really big, then you may need to take in the sleeves and a little bit in the chest area (not too much, you still need it to be roomy)
1. Cut up the side seams of the shirt, including the sleeves.
2. Measure and cut a few inches below the bra line. Measure and cut 4 to 5 inches below that in a tapered shape like the picture below.
3. Take the bottom piece and hem the top curved part under a quarter inch.
4. Gather with a piece of elastic, make the elastic the length that would sit comfortably from side seams to side seam to hit your lower back.
5. line up the shoulder seams and the shoulders then cut the neckline, cut the back open just a little more then usual.
6. Hem the neckline a quarter inch.
7. Fold the middle back piece over 1.5″ to lay centered topstitch a rectangle over each edge..
8. Hem the bottom of the back of the shirt (near the bra line) a half inch.
9. Pin the shirt up on the side seams, and incorporate the bottom gathered half now, making it overlap with the top piece. Sew it up. Then take it in where you wish.
10. Line up the side seams and cut out the bottom how you wish.
11. Hem the bottom.
12. Add buttons.

Comments

  1. awwwweeeesssssoooommmmmeeee! this is sooo good!

  2. So cute! Love it! I’m totally gonna try this!

    xo Emily
    http://www.bupster.blogspot.com

  3. Super cute!! Love it, Liz.

    Allie of http://www.meadow-rue.com

  4. amasing!!

  5. Okay, that’s pretty cute :)

  6. that top is so cute!
    i want one like that :)

    xo

    asteria-sparkle.blogspot.com

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  8. i love your tutorials! you are so talented. thanks for sharing :)

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

  9. This is simple and sweet…the best kind of things!Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.beautyandbows.com

  10. really cool way of reusing an old t, might do something similar with old festival t shirt I have
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  11. Love this post! Super cool what you did to the shirt!
    -meandmr.com

  12. Where do you come up with these great ideas? Amazing!

  13. I love it!

  14. crazily awesome!

  15. This is super super cute! I really want to try it!

  16. O wow ! a gr8 DIY as always girl 😀
    will try it out for sure 😀
    xoxo <3

    http://littlemisssinner.blogspot.in/

  17. Very clever! Pity you aren’t here in the UK! I see you are moving to Korea! good luck and keep up this amazing talent! Zoe xxx

  18. Such a great idea for a mens shirt!
    xx Tanya
    http://aciddreamsandsugarhighs.blogspot.com/

  19. Too cute and clever! Have so many old shirts to try this on. I love your blog and the way your promote refashioning! Amazing photos too. http://refashioned12.blogspot.com.au/

  20. So cute. I <3 very nice

  21. I really need to try this project !

  22. I really like the work on the back !

  23. This is so exciting, I have the perfect tee for this! Thanks so much!

  24. This is definitely on my to do list…just off to raid my husbands closet :)

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  26. Absolutely love! Such a clever idea!

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  29. Darn! I was really hoping it’d be me… Looks like I’ve got to whip out the stretchy knits and make one myself!

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  30. Super cute top!

  31. Very interesting blog. Thanks for this blog.

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  32. Nice post….where can buy the latest Fabric clothesfor mens..

  33. is there anyway you can make it and i buy it n have it shipped

  34. Such a cool and lovely idea! You can easily find out an awesome collection of colorful cheap tees at wholesale rates!

  35. Amazing! I really love your blogs. So cool, you given me such an idea to recycled some tees.

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  36. Nice Idea.. i am interested in these tees too… Tell me more about your Knitted wear in your next post

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