The next shirt in my Wardrobe Revamp and Refashion was more on the crafty side and less on the sewing side. Since there was little sewing, this DIY arrow graphic t-shirt refashion was easy and fast. I got the grey shirt on sale for a little over $2 at JoAnns. Their t-shirts are long and slim fit at the bottom but the sleeves and tops are a little too baggy for my taste.
I started by cutting off the collar. Maybe I have a short neck or something but I don’t like feeling like I am wearing a turtleneck when I am supposed to be in a t-shirt. Luckily I don’t mind the unfinished collar so I just plowed on. I used my silhouette cameo to cut the arrows out of freezer paper. I used the negative space leftover after the arrows were gone and ironed it onto my shirt.
A few good coats of black velveteen fabric paint did the trick and my arrow shirt was almost done. Now onto the sewing part, I turned the shirt inside out, pinned the sleeves and top where I wanted to take it in and sewed down.
Here is the inspiration version from Feather4Arrow on Etsy along side my version. My arrows didn’t go down as far on mine because I was working with a 12 inch mat. That is okay with me though. You still get a similar feel between the two shirts. I like how it can be casual or dressed up a little. I have worn it with shorts which makes it look super casual, but throw on a black skirt or black skinnies and boom, cute graphic t-shirt outfit that can transition to a date night.
Can you believe I have the whole top row of my Wardrobe Revamp and Refashion done now! B-I-N-G-O!! Shirt Bingo! My prize is 4 new shirts in my closet. How fun is that! It has been such a treat to make things for MYSELF lately. I am always doing things for other people but now it is my turn. Time to knock out the next row!