If you're anywhere similar to me, you have a love and appreciation for DIY. Not only can it save a heavy load on cash, but there is also a sense of accomplishment when someone asks you where you got an article that you are wearing, and you can proudly proclaim that you made it. Ahh yes, that feeling - pride is it? It feels pretty good. However, if you are also similar to me, you don't want to have to spend 5 hours working on the same project that you wanted to wear yesterday. All of the sudden the 30 minute project has turned into 3 hours and now you're wondering why you didn't just fork out the cash and save that time that you could have been working to make more cash. If you're a girl reading this - you get what I'm saying.
After being frustrated over this myself, I came up with a literal 3 minute DIY. No fuss, no tricks, and well, no real brains needed either. Here it is: the front cut out button down denim shirt.
You will need:
*A vintage denim shirt - (or any denim shirt really) Just make sure that there are seems at the top to cut out. (otherwise you'll have to break out the sewing machine... extra time... ugghhh)
*Scissors - I feel as though I do not need to explain what kind. Make sure they're sharp?
*Your God given common sense.
I picked up a lovely fitting vintage Wrangler Denim from Divine on Broadway. I always seem to buy denim wayy too big and then never wear them, but this one is excellent because it is cut narrow throughout the body, yet isn't tight fitting and is still relaxed and comfortable.
Take your sharp scissors and cut right along the seem of the front portion you wish you to cut out.
Get as close to the seem as possible without cutting into it!
Voila! I think it takes me longer to brush my teeth than it did to do this. There you have your no fuss, no sewing, pretty well no time DIY - and let me tell you you'll be lookin' fly.
I prefer this type of open shoulder to the more oval shape open shoulder shirts that are cut open directly over the shoulder I have been seeing a lot of lately. I think the more front cut out adds a bit more dimension and interest.
Alright Blogees - get cutting! Errrrrr - you know what I mean. ;)
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