Wednesday, 20 June 2012

DIY: The Cut-Out Dress.




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 :)
Love Kendall 
xox

4 comments:

  1. This is soo good, it's pretty much a dupe of the Topshop ones which are pretty overpriced! I love what you girls are doing it's so sweet you've all come together to make this blog, love the name too haha! Tilly x

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    1. That is so nice of you to say! We love doing it and it lets all of our creative energy out, and we all love saving a bit of money! Thank you for your lovely comment :) xx

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  2. looks really good, i really want to try this (especially as the topshop ones have sold out, ebay is only selling grey and i've got an old mint green t shirt dress that's just asking for a new image) but i don't own a sewing machine and i definitely can't sew! i will probably give in and try to wing it soon though x

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    1. It really is not difficult, you will easily be able to sew it by hand! Just make sure it's nice and tight :) Hope it goes well! xx

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