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Got a shirt that got too tight ( for whatsoever reason *harrumphs* )? Here's help!
I'm sorry for the pictures, didn't turn out well today... Maybe I'll post better ones sometime soon...

So I was thinking about my outfit for tonight and browsing through my closet, I found the Vive Maria shirt I bought quite a while ago and never wore because it was a little bit too tight. Does that sound familiar? Oh noes, what to do?

It's easy: Grab a pair of scissors, tailors chalk and some courage! Totally no-sew!

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. Thank God I'm A Vip - Step 1
    Step 1

    Flatten out the shirt backside up and measure the middle on the top and bottom. Pinch two needles vertically through only the backside layer. I found that's the easy way to get a straight middle fold, cause what you're gonna do is, you grabb the two needles and just lift the sirt. Shake it a bit and you should hold your perfect middle line. Lay it back down.

  • How to cut-up a top. Thank God I'm A Vip - Step 2
    Step 2

    Grabb your chalk and measure up the middle line you just created. I made a dot at every 2 cm. You COULD draw a parallel line down to how far you want your cuts to got and measure there too, but I just did this free-handed.

  • How to cut-up a top. Thank God I'm A Vip - Step 3
    Step 3

    Let's get serious: Get your Scissors ready and cut! You might want to alter the width or not, that's up to you. The more you need the shirt to "grow", the longer the cuts. Make sure that the front layer stays unharmed!

    You can always male the cuts longer afterwards, but this might show... Just ask your inner muse!

  • How to cut-up a top. Thank God I'm A Vip - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stretch every single strip you created. That's what does the magic, stretchy fabric will start to roll and get longer. Yaaay!

  • How to cut-up a top. Thank God I'm A Vip - Step 5
    Step 5

    Optional: Do the very same thing to the sleeves. Take the same measurement that you used on the back, otherwise it might look funny.

  • How to cut-up a top. Thank God I'm A Vip - Step 6
    Step 6

    That is it!!! You're DONE!

    Of course this would look best without a bra, but I guess I don't have to tell you why some girls just can't go without. ^^

    Oh and by the way, wish me luck, ladies! I'm gonna participate in a DJ-Battle tonight. :D I'm not in to WIN this but to have fun, but you never know. x)

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MultiMamiO'1
MultiMamiO'1 · Kennesaw, Georgia, US · 23 projects
I have been looking for someone to show me how to do this without the weaving. Thanx for posting!
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Brooks Z.
Brooks Z. · Madison, Wisconsin, US · 74 projects
You know to give it an edge like that with the slits on the back i would braid them then it would look kinda like a spine
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FrolleinKram
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
I know exactly what you're talking about!!! >___<
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Zombie D.
Zombie D. · 10 projects
That shirt! I wanted to buy it in a vintage store months ago, but now it's gone! Oh I widh I bought it then!
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FrolleinKram
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
@manilla: I didn't, but I had SO much more fun than the guy who won. xD He was a friggin nervous mess and I just... did what I do. ^^
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manilla
manilla · 7 projects
hope you won
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FrolleinKram
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
@ Kirky: My sleeves very uncomfortably tight too, but now, they're ok. Tongue
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SyntheticStars
SyntheticStars · Eastleigh, England, GB · 31 projects
This is a genius idea Happy I've got a couple of old old festival t-shirts that need some... modification! x
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violetta
violetta · Temerin, Vojvodina, RS · 208 projects
love it!
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Kirky
Kirky · Sparta, Tennessee, US · 16 projects
I like the idea for stretching the shirts like this. *ponders* This could come in handy for shirts that have anorexic thin sleeves ;3
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