Sunday, 14 September 2014

WWW: J Creates a DIY Vest

DIY fashion fix - J Shows us how she turned her favourite R~A~J~E t-shirt into a slouchy vest

This is my lovely RAJE vest, created from the Fantastic and Freakish Unisexi Tee. The beauty of T-shirts is the amount of different ways to wear them - tight and cropped, straight from the hanger, baggy and oversized... the possibilities are endless!

I am a sucker for a baggy vest so of course as soon as the R~A~J~E tees were available and I just had to turn one into a vest. Perfect for a slouchy Saturday or sunny festival I keep it simple with a pair of leggings and some flats or trainers. 



Turning your favourite Tee into a vest isn't as tricksy as it may seem, all you need is a pair of scissors, a piece of chalk and a T-shirt.

STEP ONE: 
Lie your T-shirt on a flat surface ensuring it is as flat as possible, no folds or creases.

STEP TWO: 
Draw the below outline onto the front of your tee. Using chalk allows for a little trial and error e.g. you can check how low cut the vest will be by putting the uncut shirt on.

STEP THREE: 
Cut out the vest using the lines as guides.

STEP FOUR:
Style with leggings, skinny jeans or a printed mini for an off-duty look you'll never want to take off. 

Things to remember: 
-T-shirt fabric tends to curl, so you want to leave a bit of a 'seam allowance' from your lines to where you cut the tee.
-If you are at all precious about the T-shirt you are amending I would do a test/trail version first.

Let us know if you're trying out making your own Tee vest, we love to see them. You can Tweet or Instagram us a photo using @RAJEdesign and #rajestyle. 

J x

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