Postura Project Day 3 - DIY Cut-out Shoulders
My third day on the Postura Project and I'm loving it. Dressing up has been a lot more interesting since I started.
I always enjoy a good challenge.
For the 3rd Day of my 30 Day Postura Challenge I decided to wear one of my DIYs which I am almost certain, will be one of my summer staples.
|avant garde street style fashion|
Paired my cut-out shirt with my favorite cuffs from Ruckus, Gold Dot shoes and white ginormous shades which were a gift. They remind me so much of Elton John's early days....
Oh, and in case you're wondering, yes, I'm wearing a pair of shorts somewhere under there.
In true fashion eggplant fashion, here's a quick tutorial on how to achieve the cut-out shoulder trend on your boyfriend's shirt.
Steal a shirt from your boyfriend's closet. Make sure to pick one that doesn't look too hot on him as a favor to yourself. :P
ex. I chose this shirt because it makes Dennis look like a dirty old man from the 80's. ha-ha!
Put on the shirt, step in front of a mirror and eyeball where you want your cut-outs to begin and end. Trace with chalk or whatever you have handy.
Cut them holes out with a scissor making sure you leave about a 1/2" allowance.
Your shirt will end up looking like this:
The part I hate most. I didn't study sewing/fashion so I don't know what these triangular notches are called. I just know that you need to cut a bunch of these pesky triangles to avoid your folds from buckling up and twisting around when you sew it. Just eyeball where to cut them like I did. I don't think there's an exact science to this though I could be wrong.
If you're like me, skip this step because I simnply just
cannot be bothered. However, this is the point wherein most people iron the folds before sewing.
Fold your fabric twice and sew in place.
And you're done! The cut-outs and cotton fabric make it really cool to wear during the hottest days...like a shoulder version of clima-cools?
Thanks for reading!