I don't know who caught Martha's show last Wednesday with Felicity Huffman, but I'll tell you, (don't be amazed by this) I have picked up a new craft.
Megan Nicolay was on the show demonstrating a t-shirt redesign. I couldn't wait. As soon as I got home from my knitting class, I took a WIDR shirt and hacked away.
First, I had to remove the sleeves and slice it straight up along both sides. Then, at least 2" of the hem is cut off, bringing it to waist level.
Using some sharp scissors, I snipped small holes down each side, making sure to cut through the back side of the shirt as well.
This is the best part. The scraps from the hem are cut into 1" strips and then pulled to make a rope. My rope is grey, because I cut it off another shirt. I wanted the drama of contrasting color. Then, simply attach each end to a safety pin and start lacing.
The finished piece. I wish I had a pic of me modeling it, but no one's home to take my picture. Only 107 more ways to transform my t-shirts! Interestingly, there is a pattern for a t-shirt quilt, which is something I started on about 1 1/2 years ago, maybe now I may have some inspiration to finish it!