Yes, I know that my hair is fuzzy. So what?
I used to do this in high-school, but I've been inspired to make more lately. What am I talking about? Cut-up t-shirts, of course. When I worked at a bagel store in high-school I had to wear this horrible t-shirt as my uniform. Not only did it have the smell of cream cheese forever embedded in it, but it was also baggy and awful-looking. I ended up cutting it up into a cuter ensemble by slitting the t-shirt up both the sides, cutting little tabs into the cut sides, and then tying those tabs together to get a more fitted, rock-n-roll type of look. It was still an ugly gray t-shirt that stunk of lox and maple syrup (no matter how much I washed it), but at least it wasn't baggy anymore.
Anyway, I found a bunch of videos on Youtube with different techniques of t-shirt cutting. The video I followed last night was Kat Von D's official t-shirt cutting class and the process was easy enough. It took about an hour to ninety minutes from start to finish. If you make one yourself, I would love to see how it came out! Or perhaps you have your own special technique for making an old tee into something new. Let me know!
I have this shirt that my dad bought for me when I was traveling to Big Sur with my parents earlier this summer. I saw it in a store and thought it was hilarious. It says "Allergic to stupid people." It's a little too big for me, but I like it and want to wear it. I figured cutting it into a cuter fit would definitely get it some more wear. I have another t-shirt that I'll cut up tonight in a different fashion. I'll post the results tomorrow.
From the front.
From the back (with Sookie, who kept squirming to try to get away from the camera).
It's funny because as I started working on the shirt last night, I was listening to Big Boi's Speakerboxxx album on random and the song "Bowtie" (in which the first lyric is "Girlll you cut it up!") came on as soon as I started cutting. What a funny coincidence!
What do you think?