Monday, August 27, 2012

CRAFT: Color Block Tee

Color blocking has been huge this season. It's a great way to pair different colors for a bright, bold look. Color blocking doesn't have to be scary (like I once thought!). It's really just a way to make a statement with a few great basic pieces 

I kept things pretty tame as color blocking goes, and stuck with simply piecing 2 t-shirts together to make one cute color blocked shirt. This is a great way to jazz up some boring old t-shirts that were headed to the donate pile.

Supplies: 2 t-shirts that are the same size and style if possible (very important because if your shirt sizes don't match, it'll make it very difficult to make a clean, finished product), paper and a pencil for making your pattern, chalk (if you have dark colored shirts you're working with) or disappearing ink marker, scissors, sewing machine and basic sewing supplies

1. Use your paper and pencil to trace a pattern for where you will be cutting the curve in the front of your shirt. 

2. Use your chalk to draw the curve on the front of your shirt 

3. Cut along the curved line that you drew on the front of the shirt. Make sure you cut the curve ONLY on the front of your shirt, the back should be cut in a straight line. Repeat this process on your second shirt.

4. Now you should now have 2 tops and 2 bottoms of 2 different shirts. Decide which two you will be pairing (I decided to use the top of my purple shirt and the bottom of my pink shirt). Flip the bottom of the shirt inside out and insert the top half inside.

5. Match up the raw edges and pin all around.

Sew along the raw edges then flip rightside out. Iron down your creases, and there you have it. Easy, right?

My daughter snuck her way into the pictures :) I'm always happy to pose with this little princess!

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  1. I love this look! Color blocking is always fun, and I think some of my t-shirts have a date with this tutorial!

  2. This looks so fun - I have to add this to my list of projects!

  3. What a great way to reuse old t-shirts!!! I have some t-shirts that are too short, but I don't want to part with them. Your idea would work well to add extra length. I would love for you to share this at our ongoing linky that's just for Women't Tops . Found you via Sarah Dawn's Pintastic Monday. Pinning this one.

  4. Cute and it looks so simple!! I'll have to try this. Thanks.

  5. Clever idea. I love those two colours together too, beautifully vivid.

  6. Cute cute cute - I love the way you color blocked with a curve. Nice shirt! ~ Suzanne (

  7. love this idea!!!! Thanks for sharing it ;)


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