Cut-out dresses and tunics have been all over the place this season! Topshop especially loves them! The only problem is the basic tunic costs a hefty £20, this inspired us to have a go at recreating this fashion with an old t-shirt and a sewing machine. It was a bit of a fiddly task, but I think it was worth it as it turned out really well. I have turned an old t-shirt into an on-trend fashion staple.
This is how we did it:
Step 1: Draw out on your t-shirt where you want your cut outs to be. Draw your cut outs to the side seam of your t-shirt. Don't worry if it's not neat, it will wash off!
Step 2 and 3: Cut out the middles, leaving an edge of 2/4cm from your lines (this is the material that you will hem).
Step 4: Double hem the edge, so it is nice and neat, and pin into place. Because there is not much material to play with it can get a bit fiddly on the sewing machine, so I decided to tack it all in place first.
Step 5: Machine stitch all the way round your cut out hems. Do this on both sides.
Step 6: Concertina the material between the two cut outs and stitch together. This will make the gather. Alternatively, you could cut the material and tie it in a knot (that is what Topshop have done).
What do you think? Fancy giving it a go? Let us know how it goes :)