Saturday, May 7, 2011

DIY: Muscle Tank / Crop Top

So you have a couple of unloved graphic teeshirts at home that you got bored of wearing, but can't bear to get rid of them?
Remake them into a muscle tank or crop top and help those tees regain their glory! ^^


Step 1:
You'll need
1. an old teeshirt which you won't mind throwing away (in case you screw up it's not that bad)
2. a pair of SHARP scissors (no cheapo blunt yucky rusty scissors)
3. a pair of really huge BALLS


Step 2:
Draw imaginary lines at the sleeves of the teeshirt with your eyes (works on long sleeve and button shirt as well) to visualise the final product.
White line: safe cutting tank top
Pink line: large arm hole tank
Green line: lower neckline


Alternatively, you can fold behind whichever parts you're intending to cut so you can roughly see how it'd look like.


Step 3:
Make sure your teeshirt is straight, start cutting!


THIS STAGE, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU HAVE A PAIR OF REALLY HUGE BALLS.
NO HESITATION.
IF YOU HESITATE, YOU WILL HAVE JIGGY JAGGY LINES AT THE SIDES
and your crop top will look like fred flintstones' top :s

my cutting skills not bad? ^^ THE LINE DAMN STRAIGHT LOR!
JUST ONE SHOT CUT. DON'T STOP THE SCISSORS AND CONTINUE, CONFIRM CUI!


Step 4:
For starters', fold your teeshirt into half so that it balances out on both sides and cut it along the sides using the other half as a guide.
but if you're really good at it you can just cut it based on estimation :) doesn't have to be that perfect anyway ^^


AAAAAND YOU'RE DONE! :)


Here are some examples of easy diy cuttings which you can experiment with your old teeshirts!


yours probably won't look half as nice as this cause this was laser cut.
but you get my drift! ^^


you can cut the front part to make it shorter to achieve a Rumi inspired crop top kind of look :)
and the back does not always need to be cut the same way as the front!
in this case, you need to make sure you separate the front from the back of the teeshirt while your scissors are at work!


Another way would be to cut those really low U back tank tops which I've done before and I think it's really nice! But kinda airy when you wear them..... HAHAHAHA
FEELS DAMN NAKED. ESP PLUS THE LARGE ARMHOLE :P

And here are some teeshirts which i've destroyed revamped over the years! :)
my foreverfavourite girls make fun of me say scissors are my best friend lol! you give me a teeshirt and 10 minutes later it wont be a teeshirt anymore.
i also cut jeans and jackets and polo teeshirts and leggings and everything else.... :S

HEHEHE OK ENJOY THE PICTURES DARLING!!!
AND HOPE THIS HELPS YOU SAVE $$$$$ FROM PAYING FOR MUSCLE TANKS AND CROPTOPS WHICH COST $20 WHEN TEESHIRTS ARE $10 OR LESS HAHA :p











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