This t-shirt makeover idea was inspired by Azoria's Breton Tee (above) and I think it's such a lovely way to jazz up a plain top. For my DIY version, I opted for two horizontal stripes above the bust line because I felt that this created a more balanced and flattering silhouette for my smaller frame. This tutorial requires no sewing, hardly many materials and almost no time at all.
1. You will need: Top/tshirt, chalk pencil, ribbon, scissors, ruler, candle, glue gun/ fabric glue.
2. Mark a straight horizontal line across the t-shirt using a chalk pencil and ruler. It's a good idea to try on the t-shirt first and see where you'd like the ribbon to be. I would be wary about wanting to put the ribbon across the t-shirt where the fullest part of your bust would be because the tshirt needs to remain stretchy in that area for obvious reasons.
3. Snip the end of the ribbon to match the seam line. Seal the raw edges with heat from a candle flame or other means.
4. Start gluing the ribbon over the chalk line.
5. Repeat with as many rows of ribbon as you'd like.
6. Create a little bow and glue it onto one of the pieces of ribbon and voila!
Please excuse how pilly and linty my tshirt looks! It's spent many cycles in the wash and was ready for a new lease on life.