This is a great no sew style project that you can do either for yourself or with or for your daughter, niece, friend, sister or whoever you like which is a lot of fun and will help add a bit of a boho, hippy seventies feel to everyone’s wardrobes.
If you have any tops or simple tunics/dresses made of t-shirt material that are little worn out at the hem this is a perfect project to up-cycle these items in your current wardrobe. Otherwise whatever appropriate item you have for this project made of t-shirt material, grab and you can get started and be done within ten minutes.
For this project I decided to turn one of Sarah’s old dresses into a shirt, because it had become to short for as a dress and the sheer section at the hem was stained and hadn’t improved with washing and soaking.What you need to do in 4 steps!
1. Cut your dress or top to the desired length you would like your top to sit at.
2. If you have your “model” handy like I did with Sarah ask them to put on the top and ask then to hold the dress like pictured to make it taut and a little easier to cut the vertical strips around the bottom circumference of the top. As for the length of the cuts for the strips, it’s really up to you ours were about five inches.
3. Once you have finishing making your cuts all the around the bottom of the top, it’s handy to pull on these strips to make the fabric curl a little bit for a better affect. They should look like this.
4. Final step and then you’re done is to tie a simple single knot at the top of each strip, as shown and then you or your little one are free as birds to enjoy.
And Sarah has the finally words for the project! So enjoy and have fun getting your boho, fringe, hippy, seventies fix in less then ten minutes!