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Recreate this popular runway look in less than an hour!
super simple and easy to make, but brings major impact!
P.S: Tha baggier the shirt, the better!
P.P.S: Sorry for the dark pictures. My camera is being evil.

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  • How to make a cut-out dress. Diy Alexander Wang Cage Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut the sleeves off of your shirt, going inside of the stitching

  • How to make a cut-out dress. Diy Alexander Wang Cage Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make thick lines on the shirt. There should be 3 on the front, and 2 on the side, each about 3/4 of an inch thick.

  • How to make a cut-out dress. Diy Alexander Wang Cage Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mark a deep scoop neckline and cut it out. Cut through both sides of the shirt.
    The straps of the shirt should be about an inch thick, but you can make them thicker if you wish.

  • How to make a cut-out dress. Diy Alexander Wang Cage Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pick a spot in between two lines and fold the shirt. Make slits along the fold, making sure that you don't cut through any of the lines.

  • How to make a cut-out dress. Diy Alexander Wang Cage Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    Unfold the shirt and cut until your scissors meet the edges of both lines.
    Repeat this step in between all of the lines.
    Don't worry if your strips are not perfect. If you are using a regular cotton tee, then the strips, after you wash the shirt, should begin to curl around themselves a little, which should disguise any imperfections.

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kiri g.
kiri g. · Burgess Hill, England, GB · 1 project
this is a brilliant idea. i cant wait to try it myself, will be waiting to see if u have any more brill ideas Happy
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KaitKim
KaitKim · 7 projects
Sorry it's taken me so long to respond
Sammi: a seam ripper should do the trick in trying to take the elastic off. It may take a little time, though, and the sides may be a little longer than the rest of the shirt.
Timetoexperiment: I've washed it a few times. As with most tshirt cutting projects, the strips did curl up on themselves a little, but the overall look was kept in tact.
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timetoexperiment
timetoexperiment
I've done a bit of work with t-shirts... primarily in the form of t-shirt yarn. Which makes me ask... have you tried washing it? I worry it might become distorted in the laundry if you toss it in with the regular wash.
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Sammi
Sammi · 6 projects
I have this shirt and on the sides theres this elastic but its not put through the shirt. How can I take the elastic off?
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KaitKim
KaitKim · 7 projects
I didn't measure how far apart the cuts should be. I just eyeballed it. It would really just depend on the look that you were going for.
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Tiffany R.
Tiffany R. · 3 projects
I was looking for one of these! Great design Happy
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Brooks Z.
Brooks Z. · Madison, Wisconsin, US · 74 projects
About how far apart should you make the cuts?
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Dorian A.
Dorian A.
No problem! Cant wait to see!
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leigh A.
leigh A.
cool
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KaitKim
KaitKim · 7 projects
That Herve Leger dress is pretty insane. I think that will be my next big project ...Thanks for the link!
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