Saturday, July 23, 2011

DIY | Nº 1.

One would think summer to mean the exclusion of black-dyed clothing. But this F21 quarter-sleeved cotton blouse (black) felt like it needed some summer DIY-ing. I've a ton of black, and this particular number was inexpensive enough for me to try something that was inspired by a backless top I ogled over spring break. 

MATERIALS: Scissors, thread+needle, inexpensive quarter-sleeved top, measuring tape, actual tape.
PROCEDURE: Once you've measured the center of the blouse (measure from one end of the neck opening to the other), and marked (with tape) how far down your back you want to show, simply snip accordingly. 
Many techniques used to cut  a straight line, one of which is the running stitch. If you have the skill or a couple extra dollars, stitch (or have stitched by the local tailor) all along the sides. The version I saw was stitched at the top, so that the hole looked like an almond. The ASOS version below starts a mid-back.
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via ASOS

Conservative enough in the front, a deep slit in the back stitched at the top breathes wonderfully and shows skin only as you walk away. Less of a come hither, more of a see you, sucker.
I was lazy and without a sewing machine, so the slit job is botchy. But if closed all the way around, this top would be a perfect sub for the $60 version.


3 Comments so far

  1. oooo, i may try this with a bright colored shirt or 2 for guam!

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