A few weeks ago we went through Philip’s closet, tossing out all the old and unworn things that he owned. One of those was this long sleeved tee that I bought him a while back that he didn’t love. I, on the other hand, liked it, so it skipped the goodwill pile and went straight to my refashion pile.
I had planned to just lower the neckline and take in the sleeves a bit, but then a little bit of leather trim in my stash caught my eye and I decided to add that on. It took a plain striped tee up a notch and gave it a little bit of edge. I love it!
|shirt: old navy (altered by me) // jeans: old navy // shoes: forever 21|
Since the shirt was oversized, and the neckline was higher than I liked, I used my “Changing a Neckline” tutorial and brought it down a few inches. Then I used my “T-shirt Skinnification” tutorial to bring in the sleeves and the sides of the shirt.
Then I used Kayla’s super easy tutorial here to attach the leather trim. The only thing I did differently was use my sewing machine (she hand-stitched hers) using these universal needles for leather:
So simple, and adds a fun little edgy element to a simple tee!
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