over the next few weeks I will feature a series of t-shirt make-over tutorials using basic white t-shirts. each week I will show you a different way to add a little something special to a plain white tee.
this week's make-over is a super easy one using some stretchy sequin trim to embellish the collar of a t-shirt. no sewing skills needed!
a white v-neck shirt (i used fruit of the loom men's shirts in size S)
1 yard of gold sequin trim (the stretchy kind) mine is from wal-mart
thread in the same color as your trim
place the end of the trim where the collar makes the v-shape. start carefully hand stitching it in place starting from the back and leaving some extra to tie it off with. go around stitching the trim to the collar until you come back to the v. i mostly just went through the holes in the sequins and it's not noticeable at all. overlap the ends slightly and cut your excess trim. make sure to stitch the end well so that the elastic part won't unravel.
i also folded up the sleeves and stitched them in place with some white thread. that's of course optional.
to wash i would recommend turning the shirt inside out and air drying or drying on a low temperature setting in your dryer.
now wear it! best of all: no necklace needed.