Monday, July 25, 2016

My faux knot trick

--- Originally posted here and here
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Super short and sweet, random mid-day post because my Instagram post today has spurred on a viral request for my knot tying tutorial! I've really just been directing people to the Instagram post of the graphic above here. I've mentioned this trick in a couple of posts, but figured it needed a post dedicated to this topic alone. There really isn't much to say about this that the graphic above doesn't already depict! It's really easy and turns any shirt into a well-fitted number!


Clearly, I do this technique A LOT. It takes two seconds and works quite well for my workout tanks also! I originally got the idea because you always see little girls wearing an oversized tee shirt, and then their moms will pull the shirt tight at the back, and tie a ponytail holder around the excess fabric so the shirt is more fitted and shorter in length. It kinda makes the little kid look like they have a tail. Ha! I figured this concept would work for a small front knot as long as I just tucked the "tail" and used something less bulky than a thick ponytail elastic. The teeny clear elastics are perfect.

And there you have it!

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  1. This is the cutest look and the neatest trick! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Great trick, I pinned for when I need it!

  3. I forgot to tell you I tried this and failed, but I think it's because my shirt wasn't long enough. :( I might have to send you a pic. I couldn't get the fabric around and back through the elastic right as you've shown in step 4.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  4. And here I was thinking you bought one million of those knotted shirts from Express.

  5. What a unique idea!

    Found you through a link-up:

    xoxo Heather