Ladies Ballpark Apparel on a Budget

I show you how to be a ballpark hottie for $15 or less! ;)

Sad news out of St. Louis yesterday, with the Cardinals calling a press conference to announce Chris Carpenter won’t be pitching this year due to a recurrence of a nerve injury that kept him out most of last season. The team might have trouble filling his void in the starting rotation, but fans won’t miss a beat in this week’s number!

The design for this t-shirt was inspired by the book, Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt.

Follow the steps below for a unique spin on the everyday MLB shirt:

1. I ordered this shirt off of in the clearance section for $9.58 in a small. I chose this shirt because I wanted to keep the natural v-neck (though you can cut the neck to make it more loose if you’d like) and I liked the breast decal.

St. Louis Cardinals

2. To avoid chalk marks, I flipped the shirt inside out and drew my cut lines. I also used a piece of paper to make straight lines, though there is some room for error when you tie up the knots.

St. Louis Cardinals

3. Cut the sleeves off first and then cut down the middle of the t-shirt to open up the two rows for the knots.

St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals

4. The final step for this shirt is tying the sides back together. I recommend putting the shirt on first and having a friend tie you up. Just make sure they double knot you!

St. Louis Cardinals

5. Once you get the shirt on and tied up this is what you get!

St. Louis Cardinals Final ShirtSt. Louis Cardinals Final Shirt

I adore this shirt and how quick and easy it was to make! This design is perfect for those frustrating times when the store doesn’t have your size (hate that!). You can order a shirt in a larger size and make it fit your frame when you knot it and then trim the ties. Also you can totally recycle an old boyfriend or husband’s shirt into something cute and wearable. The versatility doesn’t stop there either! You can play around with where on the shirt you decide to knot up: the back (shown), the sides, one side, or even up the front middle- up to you!

Check out my previous posts for more DIY shirts:

Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, LA Angels, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets

If you have a homemade t-shirt design to share, feel free to email it to me at Also, if you haven’t already, please like my Facebook page- Ballparks on a Budget or follow me on Twitter- @alicia_barnhart.

***A big thank you to Angela from The Moments Forever for taking my picture and Jennifer from On Call Artistry for making me pretty! Really appreciate your help!!

2 thoughts on “Ladies Ballpark Apparel on a Budget

  1. What is this, a crafts site? lol. Carpenter’s untimely demise does suck; he has been one of the best for years now. Happy Wednesday!

  2. Pingback: Ladies Ballpark Apparel on a Budget | Ballparks on a Budget

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