While upstate this week I picked up these two mens T-shirts in size L from Wally World (Walmart)…


This is what I do to most of my T-shirts.  Takes 2 seconds.   Flip them inside out and cut along the seam of the sleeves….


Check how it’s going every now and then and keep cutting till the sleeve is off….


It’s a basic way to edge out a T-shirt.  I cut off the hem off these ones too. The curled edges make it 10 x better than keeping a clean stitch line.

For me this is the fastest DIY to change the silhouette and make T-shirts feel older than they really are.  Mine falls over the shoulders but I’ll probably go back and cut a bit more fabric off.   Next step is to find a longer T-shirt to wear it as a dress with a low slung belt and boots…..

Tip:  You can rub sand paper on it too to thin out the material in spots.  After a few washes, wear one with a low slung belt or knotted over a long jersey skirt or just about anything really…


  1. The White List says:

    I love how you can take something so simple and make it look so good!


    I always love buying oversized mens t-shirts but I never thought of altering their shape! This is a really good idea to spice up my look, yo make it a bit more feminine. I’ll try it 😉


    Love the eagle one, I always wear mens t-shirts they always have better ones I think.

  4. Milda says:

    love DYI-ing men’s clothes, wish i could do it to my broyfriend’s t-shirts

  5. Jonathan Hamilt says:

    i knew you were gonna cut those damn sleeves off when i saw the first picture.

  6. Jonathan Hamilt says:

    i knew you were gonna cut those damn sleeves off when i saw the first picture.

    • Karen says:

      LOLOL!!! but of course you did.

  7. KeyKey says:

    holly barbara! amazing!!! this wolf look like my dog! so cute!!! <3

  8. Kat says:

    I like it much better this way!

  9. Sasha says:

    I love making adjustments to tees!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Diggin’ how u flipped ur t-shirt to make it so much more original n funky…giving it that vintage vibe that I so like…I 2 enjoy changing up stuff to give it a different vibe, love ur blogs/photos/diy’s/vids/ u r such a natural!!!!!this is vintage thrift shop girl saying, peace n blessings xxooxx

  11. XgigaaaX says:

    I Love love and love these <3

    • Karen says:

      Do! Its so easy

  12. Charley Larcombe says:

    I am going to ignore the mountain of writing I have to do and move this DIY to the top of my to do list. Priorities X

    • Karen says:

      That’s what I’m thinking

  13. BRUNETTE BRAID says:

    I also do this to my XXLL tshirts!! LOVE IT!

  14. Anonymous says:

    nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

  15. Casual jeans says:

    Indeed looking very nice.

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