Stripey Shirt Says Buh-Bye Blue {cue the scissors}

I know. I have a slight thing with taking scissors to my clothes. What’s a girl to do?!

01 striped shirt redo

Here’s the latest victim er, project, before. It’s a simple striped t-shirt from GAP with a contrast trim at the neckline. But I just wasn’t feeling the blue. And as you know from our other t-shirt adventures, jersey doesn’t fray…

02 striped shirt redo

…So I just cut off the collar. [And, actually, I am wearing this backwards because the scoop neck became a little too scooped for my taste after I chopped off the collar. But the lower back looks just marvelous, so there you have it!]

I kinda like it. I feel all loungy and hip in it, like, “hey look at me, my shirt just casually falls off my shoulder like that. I’m so cool I can deal with that sort of asymmetry in my life.” [Of course, I cannot deal with showing bra straps–not a trend I’ve been able to get on board with–so a tank underneath makes this top work for me.] 🙂

Hooray for scissors!

So what do you think? “Fantastic, a little edgy and punk suburban mom” …or more like “Oh girl, put those scissors away. Ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat.”


You might like these other times when I’ve taken scissors to clothing with happy results…

LINK Shirt Collar Refashion {from floppy to fantastic in ten seconds}

LINK Easy make a beloved outgrown shirt new again

LINK The Totally Fast & Simple Tutorial To Turn A T-Shirt Into A Little Girl’s Dress

30-second no sew DIY shirt update

7 responses to “Stripey Shirt Says Buh-Bye Blue {cue the scissors}

  1. I loved that you were not afraid to take the scissors to the neckline of the shirt. I have done that to sweat shirts that were too high around the collar. Great for summer! Good job


  2. Haha. That’s great. I like it. I will not get on board with the bra strap showing trend, either. I like those kinds of tops with tanks, too. Good job! 🙂


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