I like how having a non-existent social life is forcing me to do things that I normally procrastinate. The other day I altered a dowdy cheongsam and today, I altered a top! Very easy to do though, no sewing involved and I just loveeeeee the final results.
I bought this top quite a while ago. I can’t even remember where I got it. It’s got fringes at the front which reminded me of a flapper dress. It’s basically a two layered tee, see through lace on the outside and grey jersey material on the inside.
# – The flapper dress inspired t-shirt.
It’s quite really cute but I’ve only ever worn it once. Reason is because of the back. It made me looked like I had a large shapeless back. Maybe it’s the cutting or maybe a big piece of lace on top of cotton just isn’t that flattering.
# – The back of the top. I wish it had the same fringes as the front of the top.
So I decided to do something to make it more palatable. All I needed was a pair of good tailor’s scissors :D
# – First, I turned the tee inside out and folded it down the middle, making sure the lacey bit was out of the way.
# – Then, carefully I started cutting straight lines across the tee.
# – After the cutting process was done, simply twist every line of fabric.
# – This is the results of twisting the cut fabrics so they won’t look so flat.
# – Turn t-shirt back to how it’s supposed to originally and this is how it looks like now.
Doesn’t look that interesting yet but wait till I wear it….
# – Looks just like before.
# – But when I turn around, it’s a completely new top!
# – Damn, need to clean the mirror :P
It’s so much more interesting now and I’m glad I can wear it more regularly now ;) Pretty sure you can do the same with old t-shirts you’ve got. Now let me go find more old t-shirts to cut!!!