Since I finished my job, I’ve been trying to catch up with what’s been happing in the fashion and beauty blogging world and one of my first stops was Media Marmalade’s blog, because she’s got such cuteness about her and she poses with ease and just… *sigh* I just adore her (I just wish she’d save her pictures as JPEG so loading her website even on BT Infinity wouldn’t take forever! LOL)
So when she posted pictures of her in this adorable coral cut-out dress from Krisp Clothing (below), I suddenly had the epiphany that I had been searching for all along, when I promised to feature one of Viva La Fiesta’s t-shirts in an outfit post, and since I don’t normally wear t-shirts, I knew it’d be a DIY post – I just couldn’t decide what to do with the shirt! BAM! NOW I KNEW! THANKS, MEL!!
So I turned my Medium T-Shirt from Viva La Fiesta Clothing, which is more than just medium on me, what with me being so darn short, into my version of a cut-out dress!
What You’ll Need:
- a pair of scissors
- a black marker
- a (extra) large t-shirt (mine was Medium, and as you can see a tad too short)
- a sewing machine or kit (I can’t sew so I staple sometimes – true story!)
Step #1: Cut away the collar
This is the part I hate the most about tees – the round collar. Whenever I DIY any tees, it’s this part. It doesn’t suit anyone, so away it goes. Again, if you can sew, sew the new neckline hem now.
Step #2: Cut away the sleeves
Cut away the sleeves on both sides, but don’t throw them away. You will use them later to create the tie in the front middle. If you can sew, unlike me, sew the hems now.
Step #3: Cut into the sides
Put the shirt on and make a small cut where your waist is – this is where you want the cut-outs to be. Fold the shirt vertically, mark the area and cut it out. Again, if you can sew, do it now.
Step #4: Make a tie
Cut out two strips from the sleeves and tie them around the middle on the front and on the back. Cut the ends away and move the knot so it’s facing inwards.