I have been itching to start up a DIY fashion section here on the blog and I’m proud to say this is officially the first style post! (woo-hoo!) As we all know, DIY is a huge part of my home decor but…
it doesn’t stop there.
It passionately spills over into my wardrobe as well. What can I say? I’m addicted to creating. Creating anything with my hands gives me some kind of high that I get the crave to come back to. Before I get into the tutorial, I’ll go ahead and share with you that many of the items I will be making over in the near future will more than likely be thrifted (like this top is) because I find it thrilling to strike a good deal on a basic clothing item and DIY it enough to add a little extra “flavor-flav” to it. There’s no coming back from that ridiculous reference. None at all. Anyways, I can’t help but enjoy the mere fact that it’s a one of a kind creation and that EXACT item can’t be purchased anywhere else. Check out how basic this revamp was…
- Basic Top
- 1 1/2″ Soft Waistband Elastic
- Sewing Pins
- First, started by cutting out whatever shape you would like the back of the shirt to be.
- Using your sewing pins, pin the paper to the back of the shirt starting directly below the seam and cut out the shape you’ve pinned on.
- After you’ve cut out your shape, fold the un-sewn edges in approx. 1/4″ and use your pins to hold in place.
- Now it’s time to sew the edges! Start and finish like you would do on any other basic sewing project.
- Once sewn, cut your elastic a 1″ longer than the top of the shirt is across and then repeat for the middle of the shirt as well so you create the look of two “straps” on the back.
- Turn the shirt inside out and place the “straps” where you would like them to be located and pin them in that spot.
- Now, sew the strap to the shirt and voila, you are done!
I feel like this shirt is screaming date night! It’s a good excuse for one at the least.
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