Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

No ruffles this time

I did a tee makeover today with a technique other than ruffling--I think this is worth talking about!  I love ruffles but sometimes you just want something simple.  So here's a super simple tee makeover that I did (you'll probably think at first glance, wait, what did you do to it?) that makes this tee a little more interesting and embellished without girly, statement ruffles.
I started with this tee:
And cut off the sleeves.  I cut open the sleeve pieces into strips to decorate the tee with, and then I finished the short sleeve edges using this technique from Make It and Love It.
I did the same thing on the hem, with sleeve pieces, just for fun, and on the neckline but with several layers.  It came out pretty interesting but not girly or froofy:
Simple, casual, but fun.  It was a fun project!


  1. Cute! I have had that same idea bouncing around my head for a while now too. Now if I can only find a few minutes I will make one for myself!

  2. I really like how this came out - super cute!

  3. Love it, Love it, Love it...I'm linking back to a few of your tutorials!

  4. This turned out so stinking cute! LOVE IT!

    Check out my giveaway tomorrow!!



  5. I think I want to do this to my shirt I just made. I haven't finished the edges. I did the bottom hem and it stretched in an ugly way.



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