Street Style Saturday-Upcycled T-shirt

I really hate throwing out things that I can rework. I have painted furniture, reworked old costume jewelry, created Cosplay costumes, pillows out of torn bed sheets, stuffed monsters out of socks but playing around with clothing you would wear as fashion? No.

I started seeing the shredded T-shirt tutorials about a couple years ago. Lace work out of old T-shirts (I’m particularly fond of ’90s and ’00s reworked concert T-shirts) have a fun summertime feel that can easily be accessorized or just worn to the beach. However, I am a mom of three boys and they are typically my guinea pigs. Not a fashion statement they were willing to make.

I decided to go to the thrift shop and hunt for a fun Fourth of July girl’s T-shirt to rework for Misti’s daughter. Shopping for a little girl: a rare treat!

I immediately found a sweet cap sleeved red T-shirt with an American flag that seemed perfect for the project. A whopping .49 cents!

I immediately went on Youtube to find an easy to follow tutorial. The one that seemed the easiest to follow was by Youtuber Ally McAlpine. I was particularly fond of her second look, which I attempted but the asymmetrical fringe shirt is a look was really cute as well. She had some great tips that I regrettably skipped and wished I hadn’t (do the soap chip step!).

Youtube Link
Ultimately, I was pleased with how fun it turned out and remarkably quick! About 20 minutes from start to finish.

Have you ever made a fringe T-shirt?

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