One of the great things about t-shirt patterns like the Concord T-Shirt are that they’re totally hackable! If you’re a beginner, you can quickly and easily discover how fantastic it is to be able to adapt patterns to create exactly what you want – and if you’re a bit more advanced, they can be a great palate cleanser (I’ve been sewing with chiffon recently… yeah.). I already shared my Concord T-Shirt Dress hack, and today I’m going to share four more fantastic t-shirt pattern hacks from my pattern testers and friends!
Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow re-invented her t-shirt into a 90s inspired ruffle dress with just a few gathered rectangles! Check out her post – and awesome posing.
Steffi of 81 gradnord wrote a tutorial on how to make this really cute bow-back hack for the Concord T-Shirt (which would also work with other patterns). There are so many possibilities when you start thinking about ribbon types, colours, lengths…. I’m going to have to whip a few of these up for summer.
Steffi’s at it again with another t-shirt pattern hack! This time, she cut the back piece into two to create a yoke, and used chiffon on the bias for the top part. I love this! You could also use stretch lace, or a contrasting jersey.
4. Patchwork back t-shirt
I met Mariska at Craftcation 2016, and was immediately transfixed with her t-shirt… what a beauty! Mariska hand-sewed the hexie quilt pieces together (here’s a tutorial on how to do that), and then sewed around the edge of the patchwork to attach it to the t-shirt. Simple and oh-so-impactful.
Are you inspired to do some t-shirt pattern hacks of your own? Do you have other creative ways you’ve adapted t-shirt patterns? I’d love to see them!