Cut up a shirt. Sew it back together.
I had this sort of cheap poly/cotton blend turtleneck with gathered hem that I bought for (tag still on) $3.24 on clearance at Target ages ago. Like, go back two or three apartments, I think I was in grad school but it may have been before that... yeah. I never wore it and I think I only bought it because it was cheap, but I kept it, thinking maybe it could be cute.
And, inspired by some darling tops from Anthro and Ruche, I cut it up, ruffled the pieces, and sewed them back on! And hemmed the armhole, etc. I didn't do a tutorial since the top I had was pretty unique and weird, and I doubt a lot of you have similar ones sitting around. But here's what I started with:
And here's what I looked online:
this tee makeover project I did a while ago. I came up with this!