Fashion Transformation: Open Back Top with Studded Trim

Step by Step Instructions



One of my favorite fashion related things to do (besides shopping of course) is to take an old article of clothing and transform it into something new. I do this all the time for the costumes my girls wear for the character sessions. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create this custom cutout for the back of a shirt.


Here are the steps to transform your top:


FOR THIS PROJECT YOU WILL NEED:

A shirt (with a plain back)

Fabric glue

Scissors

Fabric pins

Fabric trim




STEP 1: CUT FABRIC

I started by cutting a V out of the back of the shirt. If you are uncomfortable free-handing this part, you can make a template first. I just used a fabric pen to draw directly on the fabric.




STEP 2: GLUE HEM

Next, fold the newly cut edge under a half an inch and use the fabric glue to secure in place. I would also recommend using sewing pins to hold the fabric until it dries. Let dry completely before moving on to the next step.


You can of course sew this step if you prefer.





STEP 3: CUT & GLUE TRIM

Lay out your fabric trim however you desire and cut to size. I wanted four strips, so I made sure to space them out evenly and cut them one inch longer than each area's opening. This will give an extra half inch on each side to glue the trim to the hem.


Finally, glue the trim in place. Again, you may want to use your pins to hold the trim until it is complete dry.


And that's it! This transformation took roughly 30 minutes (not including drying time), and of course the process could be sped up if you know how to sew! What do you think of this new look?




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