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Quick and easy way to resize a shirt AND look cool... Yaaay!
So I finally found a cool jack Skellington T-shirt on a market in Rome. Bought it for 10 bucks without trying it on. It was size S, looked fitting and I just HAD to buy it.
When I tried it on at home, I nearly couldn't breathe in it...

I remembered the Kat von D way to revamp a shirt trashion style, took a pair of scissors and started praying...

Posted by FrolleinKram from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States • Published See FrolleinKram's 127 projects »
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  • How to cut-up a top. Kat Von D Style Shirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    The red lines show where to cut in the first place. You don't HAVE to cut the sleeve and neck seams, of course, but I highly recommend to cut off the bottom seam for equal outcomes.

    I did cut the neckline to a neat V-neck, leaving the back of the neck straight.

  • How to cut-up a top. Kat Von D Style Shirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Flip the whole thing over, mark the middle line with chalk or something similar and draw straight, equal lines to the sides. Decide on how long and thick you want those, it's totally up to your taste.
    That's where you are going to cut. Another quick prayer of panic might be necessary.
    You might wanna experiment on an old shirt first?!?

    Make the hell sure you only cut the back of the shirt and let the front unharmed

    Kat seems to stop before the neck seam, but I like to cut through and let the upper strands hang down. Otherwise, if you're heavily changing the size of the shirt, it might look kinda weird.

  • Step 3

    Now that you've got the back all messed up, you can decide weather to leave the straps as they are and start knotting ( that's ok if you want the shirt to be smaller than before ), or if you wanna pull them so they form nice, round strings which is perfect for making the shirt bigger cause you're gaining length.

  • Step 4

    Get someone to fit the shirt onto your body. Making this yourself might get a desaster cause you just can't see your back and you might get confused with all those dangling strings.

    I made my mother do it, telling her where to pull tight and not to, plus I asked her to take two strings from every side for each knot. Go wild, use 1, 2, 3, 4 at a time.

  • How to cut-up a top. Kat Von D Style Shirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make final adjustments as needed, snip off the access strings if preferred, get dressed and go get the compliments you deserve.
    Before, take pictures and show me. :D

    Of course these look best without a bra, but there are girls who just can't get out without wearing one. :(

    I went clubbing in this one and all the girls were like WHOOOOAOMGWHEREDIDYOUGETTHIS??? :D

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Wow it looks amazing! Thanks for the tutorial xD
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Sara P.
Sara P. · 33 projects
This is so cool! I see these all the time at Hot Topic, so I really want to create a similar style.
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Dani T.
Dani T. · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 3 projects
sexy ñ-ñ
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LaLiLuLiny
LaLiLuLiny · Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, DE · 20 projects
hübsch, hübsch Happy
tolle idee!
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Felecity W.
Felecity W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 86 projects
A cami is a tank top~ sometimes they have built in "bras" which are lame.

Really cute shirt! I should do this with some of mine...my hubby likes the deconstructed look.
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FrolleinKram
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
What is a cami? *curious* I have some little tube top-ish thingies, if that's it...
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Astara
Astara · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 1 project
For anyone who absolutely does not want to wear one without a bra- Just get a contrasting color cami and wear it underneath. Covers the bra and still looks nice. Happy
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Suzi P.
Suzi P. · 12 projects
hmm
i wanna try this. now i just need an oversized tee....
this is awesome
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SparrowFae
SparrowFae · Carthage, Missouri, US · 41 projects
This is cool, I just saw Kat in one of hers and wondered how to do that, only problem is, I can't wear one---I have a big chest and have to wear a bra!
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Trisha S.
Trisha S.
Thats nice Happy tryed it once last year but the knots were too big Happy . Haven't tryed it sense Tongue.
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