T-SHIRT REFASHION: COLOR BLOCK FINALLY!

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For the longest time, I’ve been wanting to create a cute color block shirt because other DIYers make the process look so simple and awesome! I found three T-shirts that needed a little bit of jazz. I took one of the gray T-shirts and made a straight cut underneath sleeve seam.

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I took the olive T-shirt and made the same cut. However, I ran into a small issue — the olive shirt was slightly larger than the white one. Instead of completing the shirt and feeling immediate satisfaction when a project is finished — and done beautifully — I needed a solution.

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I sat on the shirt for a few days, thinking of a fix. I wanted to keep the body of the olive shirt intact because it fit me perfectly. So, how do I fix the small hole connecting the olive shirt and the white shirt? A few ideas came to mind, but none that I really liked.

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In the end, I gathered the extra fabric in bits and pieces and hand sewn the small hole shut. The gathering created small pleats and bumps, but I can live with the minor imperfection. The imperfections are small and located under the armpit.

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I’m pretty happy with the refashion and how the color block project turned out. My next question: Could I pull off the diagonal color block cut? I love the look, but I’m also not a tall and slender fashion model who could make a paper bag look good.

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