30 Days of DIY Wear: Day 5

April 12, 2014

Beth described this as her "favorite so far" today at Zumba and I have to agree. I really liked the way it turned out. It secretly shows off the contrasting sports bra underneath while also accentuating the curves of my torso.

There's no sewing involved in this top so anyone can do it! I added the front art with my Silhouette Machine. It says "LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU'RE DANCING". I've been making all the art for the front of my shirts with my Silhouette! I think it really makes the tops look "finished". Most people won't even know you made them yourself!! I also made a Silhouette file for the lettering to go with this tutorial if you want to make it for yourself. Download the file here.
See the previous days here.
Take a fitted thrift store tee.
 Cut off the neck hole just under the band.
 Turn inside out. Using a light marker or disappearing ink marker make lines down the front of your shirt like so.
 Cut out the lines.
 Stretch out the lines.
 Now, here's the tricky part. It's actually pretty easy but difficult to explain. Take the second strip and lift it over the first.
 Tuck the first strip under the second.
 Take the third strip and lift it over the bottom of the above loop.
 Tuck the third strip under the loop and pull it through. Continue to do that for all the strips until you get to the end.
 Cut the last stripe in half.
 Tie it into the loops above it. Alternatively you could sew it to the loops above. Repeat the cuts for the other side of the top if you like. Another cute idea might be to do the same for the shoulders.
And also repeat for the back. Instead of doing a wavy line I made it in the shape of a V.
 Continue as you did in the front.

5 {comments}:

Trish said... Best Blogger Tips

I really love that you are doing this! Thank you! Question. You are using short sleeved shirts. Do you think this would work with sleeveless shirts & tank tops?

Agnes said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, this one is really GREAT. And I can't believe it was so easy to make. It looks so complicated when finished! And I love the grapghics!

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

@TrishOh absolutely. Anything!!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks awesome!!! Going to have to try it

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

This is awesome, can't wait to try it

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