Simple fashion upgrade, just cut! - Narcissism is Necessary

Simple fashion upgrade, just cut!

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!!!

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6 Responses to Simple fashion upgrade, just cut!

  1. JANE August 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    Best DIY. LOVE IT. Will try mine someday.

  2. sotong August 12, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

    omg kim!!!! can you cut this like Adam Saaks??!!! this is so cooooool!!!!

    • Kimberlycun August 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

      sotong: who is adam saaks??

      jane: thanks babe!

  3. sotong August 14, 2010 at 1:37 am #

    youtube search on adam saaks then you’ll know his magic! love his style max!!!

  4. chai August 14, 2010 at 8:51 am #

    sexy..drooling, can’t control myself..arrghh….lol

  5. Mamapumpkin August 19, 2010 at 12:31 am #

    THAT, my dear, is an AWESOME baju makeover!!! Very creative. First class.

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