Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Welcome Back T-Shirt Tuesday!

I am so happy to have a T-Shirt Tuesday Project!  I have been in a T-shirt funk of late and have had no inspiration until today.  I have been motivated to make a color block T.  These Ts are a must have Fall 2011trend.  You can find them at every price point.

Here are a few that have inspired me:

Here is my interpretation of the color block T

Start by using two long sleeve Ts.  I purchased them from my fave Target on sale last year.  Play around with the color block. 

This was my first try.  Ultimately I decided that I wanted just two blocks rather than three.

The Final design with only two blocks

Once you have finalized the block design, put the two Ts on top of each other and cut your blocks.  You will note that the mustard T is a turtle neck which goes to show that you can use any T you find.

Next, cut the block from both T as they are stacked. 

Cut the sleeves at the same length as the body block to create a line the goes across the body and sleeves at the same point.

Now sew the two block together and you should have something that looks like this:

I thought this was a little too plain for me so I took some of the left over mustard and made a large bow.

I used the entire width of the T and cut it about 3+ inches.

Fold the strip in half with the seam on the end.  Place a rubber band the color of the T (if you have one) about 3 inches from the end to make the bow.

Add to T and walla designer color blocked T for about $3!

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment or click a button.

Happy Sewing,
Michele P


  1. Super idea! Very inexpensive and you could do just about anything with it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I'm so in love with your block shirt!! I have been wanting to make one myself but haven't gotten around to it. Thanks for the inspiration!! I've so got to make one now. :)


  3. Hi Michele, What a great idea & a well-done tutorial. I'm pleased to feature it in my Fab Friday Favorites tonight. Here's the link: http://michellelunt.blogspot.com/2011/11/fab-friday-favorites.html Feel free to take an "I Was Featured" button if you'd like. And please come back again next Friday!

    Warmly, Michelle


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