August 13, 2012

DIY Cutout Back Top


I should have posted this a while ago, because this shirt has been on heavy rotation this summer! I absolutely love wearing it. It was cute as is, but I modified it with a cutout to add a personal touch. I just have to remember when wearing it to load up on sunblock. We wouldn't want a trapezoid tan line, now would we? Keep reading for how I made it.



Tools and Materials:
Shirt (mine's from Old Navy, now only $8!)
Chalk
Ruler
Scissors
Iron
Straight pins, needle and thread or fusible webbing/hem tape



1. Use chalk to draw an evenly place shape on your shirt back.
2. Cut an X inside the shape.
3. Trim down the fabric inside the shape to create raw edges that can be hemmed and folded over.
4. Iron the edges, then pin and sew in place or use the fusible webbing.


15 comments:

  1. Cute idea, thanks for the tutorial xx

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    1. Of course! Let me know if you try something similar!

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    1. Thank you! It's my favorite shirt this summer

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  3. Great idea, perfect for Brazil!

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  4. Wow, this is really cute! Love it.

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  5. Super nice!! I love the way you wear it :)

    www.daretoDIY.com

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    1. Thanks Sylvia! I've worn this outfit a few times now : )

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  6. Thanks a lot...I learned something new today.
    Spaghetti Strap Dress

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  7. Ann Sofie7:06 PM

    Do you think you would be able to make a bigger cutout in the back, without the bottom of the cutout bending too much outwards?
    BTW, loving your blog, and following it from Denmark! :)

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    1. Thanks Ann Sofie! I think that the bottom of the cutout would drape and bend open and down if you made a bigger cutout and not be as straight of a line. that could be really cute though!

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