Friday, June 8, 2012

Racer back tee DIY #2, braided back.

There are so many ways you can change up the racer back tee shirt,
and as promised this is one of them:
 Braiding the back.


 This is how it looks before you cut it.
 Cut across the collar 
and trim excess material around the collar up too the hem
 to make it look clean.
 then divide into three sections
 and braid


I hand stitched the end to the top collar.


 When you braid it, it  makes the shirt a little more fitted, 
by taking up the excess material.
 So if you want it tighter around the chest area this it what you do.






Click Here to see the original post of the first racer back tee.

Have a fantastic Friday.
Lots of <3,
Anne

19 comments:

  1. Anne! I love it...I am actually working on something with braids in it now!

    I think this is one of my favs of all your refashions. Very nice work.

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    1. Jamillah you are an angel:) thank you !

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  3. This is amazing! i will definitely Make one. Thank you!

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  4. I think if you cut your strips farther down, it would pull in and be more gathered, do ya think? Can't wait to try this!

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    1. Yes,I think so too.. Great Idea!:)

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  5. Hi there,

    My partner has just been harrased onto giving me one of his tops to "restyle" following your directions. It took me 15 mins max and am now feeling very arty and clever, haha. Used the sleeves from another "restyled" tshirt and added pockets to this design also. Happy Happy Days, thank-you lots :o)

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    1. Awesome Awesome!! Thank you so much!:)

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  6. This is a great idea! :)

    http://districtoflights.wordpress.com/

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  7. I liked this post so much I mentioned it on my own blog. I love that this is practically a no-sew project, and yet it looks so nice! Keep up the good work, can't wait to see more.

    http://opalstitches.blogspot.com/

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  8. The photo's no not work!:(

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  9. The photos showed how to cut the shirt just fine, but the front was much too revealing! I tried on the shirt and it fully showed my boobs!! Good idea.. Not photos!!! Terrible

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    1. I wear mine with a tank top or as a beach cover up. Also a smaller size should fix that:)

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  10. Has anyone tried it with round neck T's? I ended up buying the wrong style...

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    1. You can do it the same way, it will just be a round neck instead of a v neck.

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  11. I have, and modified it a bit(to fit my needs for it). I took off the collor(with a seem ripper because it was easier than cutting it off and neater) and cut it more into a V than a straigt line in the back(*not removing fabric, just cutting it),cut the 3 strips(one strip will have a V in it but you can still braid it), braided it, sewed the braid to the tip of the V(in sturdy place(s)), and if you leave it, there will be a mind swoop in the front, but to get a more V you just cut the front into a V. Or you can do it without the extra step in the back, take off the color then cut in a curved line to replicate the back of a collor like in this version(just without the actual thick fabric of collor), braid, sew, and cut the front into the desired V length. Or if you don't mind the round neck, you can just have a round neck one and do as instructed in the directions.

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  12. O.M.G! I love this! Like ten minutes before this I finally learned how to use a sewing machine! It turned out amazing! I love all of your DIYs!

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    1. Thank you so much,I am so glad your shirt turned out well:) Have a wonderful day:)

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