|Finished cut out top|
The time had come to give this trend a try. I'm not too out there with my style so my version is tamer than most. I also wanted to be able to wear a bra. Here's how I made this top.
You need: -
1 x T-Shirt
You do: -
|Cut out the square of fabric from your top|
Once your top is off, lie it flat on a table and again using your chalk or soap make a square or slightly rectangular shape in the centre back of your top.I used a ruler to measure in from the top and sides so my square was symmetrical.
|Make incision and fold and pin fabric back|
You need to add 1.5 centimetres from where your square would be as a seam allowance. Taking that into account, draw your square onto your top and cut the square of fabric out. Less is more with this I promise.
Turn your top inside out and make a small incision into the corners of your square. See the picture at left. Fold and pin the fabric back. Sew the seam flat leaving space for your elastic to fit.
Tidy up your loose threads. Cut enough elastic thread to fit around your square and using your wool needle slide it inside the hem of your square.
|Sew elastic thread into seam.|
Knot your elastic thread and that's it. Voila!
The Greenie archives have more DIY ideas which you can see - here. And you can share your thoughts or DIY's on the Greenie facebook page.
Till next week, happy upcycling!