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12

Summer Tee Shirt No-Sew DIY

Fashionistas, oftentimes, when I go to Goodwill, I spot tons of cool logo, vintage, and sports tees that are ginormous on me. Sometimes, they simply aren’t in my size. But most of the time I find them in the men’s section.

I never want to leave these unique finds behind. So I usually purchase them hoping to embark on a quick DIY project one day. For about $1 a shirt, I’m more than willing to put in the effort.

A picture of an Adidas t-shirt, it is blue with a pink three strip logo with the word adidas under the logo. There is also a pair of scissors sitting next to the shirt
This modern Adidas logo tee has been sitting in my closet for weeks now and I was finally ready to cut it up and wear it this summer. I wanted a style that was flattering, unique, and wasn’t a tank. I’m a big fan of the boatneck crop and I knew this tee would be the perfect canvas for this type of style.

So one weekend morning, I decided to give this tee some love and take on a literally 15-minute, no-sew, DIY upcycle.

A picture of an Adidas t-shirt, it is blue with a pink three strip logo with the word adidas under the logo. There is also a pair of scissors sitting next to the shirt. The sleeves of the shirt have been cut off

First, I sliced off the sleeves and collar. Super simple stuff!

Next, I cut two slits up the sides of the tee, eyeballing where I think a crop top would land on my stomach. Two minutes…done!

A picture of an Adidas t-shirt, it is blue with a pink three strip logo with the word adidas under the logo. There is also a pair of scissors sitting next to the shirt. The sleeves of the shirt have been cut off and the front has now been cut on both sides to create a flap in front

A picture of an Adidas t-shirt, it is blue with a pink three strip logo with the word adidas under the logo. There is also a pair of scissors sitting next to the shirt. The sleeves of the shirt have been cut off and the front has now been cut on both sides. The flap has now been cut and a segment has been cut out of the back to create two strips still attached to the shirt

A picture of an Adidas t-shirt, it is blue with a pink three strip logo with the word adidas under the logo. There is also a pair of scissors sitting next to the shirt. The sleeves of the shirt have been cut off and the front has now been cut on both sides. The flap has now been cut and a segment has been cut out of the back to create two strips still attached to the shirt (back view)

Then, I did the most complicated cutting (which was honestly a breeze). For the front, I cut off a big slice of the shirt to what I thought would be a crop on me. For the back half, I didn’t cut off the bottom. Instead, I cut it vertically up to the top area that matched my crop. Hopefully that makes sense!

A picture of the back of a woman's midsection, she has on a purple dress, short hair, a black and white bandanna, and a DIYed tee shirt tied in a knot

Finally, I put on the shirt and tied the two tails in the back together to form a tie/bow. And I was done! I made an over-sized tee into a flirty, vintage-style, logo tee with a fun bow in the back.

A collage of four pictures: top right of a woman's midsection in a purple skirt and an Adidas mid rift DIY shirt, the top left is the same picture except the shirt is now loose, the bottom right is of the back of the shirt which shows the shirt is tied in a knot, and the bottom left is the same picture except at an angle

This will look so cute with a circle skirt, high-waisted short, or pants. I can’t wait to style it this summer! And for about $1? I am super stoked on this new addition to my closet.

What do you think of this DIY, fashionistas? Do you have any simple projects you’ll do this summer?

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