DIY: T-shirt Revamp with Cutout

DIY clothing: cutout shirt

I love a good t-shirt. I fact, there's nothing I prefer more. T-shirts with leggings and heels, t-shirts with full, fancy skirts, or t-shirts with blazers are all ideas which bring me happiness. So why not take a basic t-shirt and make it fabulous... and sexy. I recently saw this post from Fall for DIY and loved the idea, but I wanted to make a few technical changes. So I reimagined it a bit when I made my own.

DIY: revamped cut out t-shirt

MATERIALS t-shirt old or new- if new, prewash to get the shrinking out of the way scissors fray check or similar product sewing machine ruler unless you're bold sharpie in a color similar to your shirt

HOW TO

DIY: revamped cut out t-shirt
DIY: revamped cut out t-shirt

1. Turn your shirt inside out. Use a ruler and your sharpie to draw out the triangle shape.

DIY: revamped cut out t-shirt

2. On your sewing machine, sew around the triangle using a similarly colored thread. I aligned the left side of my presser foot to the sharpie line. You don't want to sew on the line, because you will be using that as your cutting guide.

DIY: revamped cut out t-shirt

3. Cut along the sharpie line. This should leave the sewn line just outside the cut. The sewn line is important to keep the knit material from pulling and stretching. Otherwise, it could easily become deformed over time.

DIY: revamped cut out t-shirt
DIY: revamped cut out t-shirt

4. Over the length of the cut edge, use fray check to prevent fraying edges along your opening. Lie flat to dry.

DIY: revamped cut out t-shirt

Not your style to show skin?  Try layering it over a graphic tee or a button down.  A silk camisole would be just as sexy, and much more conservative for those with a larger bust.  However you choose to style this, I'm sure you'll be the most fabulous person in the room.

Tag @RevampAmor on Instagram with your fabulous styling!

XOXO

Samantha