First photo inspired some peeps to ask for a ‘how-to’ on the classy gym shirts that I create.
So here ya go.
Second photo: back stencil—make sure you turn the shirt inside out before you start marking on it. And a pencil is best to use or a small pen not a sharpie like I did—because it’s going to show through. I just wanted you to be able to see what I was doing (which I hope you can, I know it’s kind of faint.
Third photo: Front of shirt
Fourth photo: What shirt should look like after you chop it up.
Fifth photo: end result!
I like them. It leaves my underarm uninhibited, which I like, and it’s also not constricting at all so I feel free as a butterfly-(or as a naked person) while I’m wearing it.
Sooo try it out if you so desire. It’s kind of a white trash version of a halter top, but hey—beats paying $50 for a stupid underarmour tank. I’d rather spend money on pants that make my butt look awesome.
That’s just me though.
INGREDIENTS: 3 Blackberries (for their bright berry color), 1 Raspberry (for its feminine pink color), 3 Pomegranate Seeds (for their vibrant red color), 1/2 teaspoon edible oil (I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil), a small Bowl + Spoon (or mortar + pestle if you have them), Fork or Sifter to drain, small 5-gram Pot/Jar with screw top from any craft store
STEP 1: Mash the blackberries and raspberry in the bowl thoroughly with the back of your spoon.
STEP 2: Add the pomegranate juice into the mixture by individually squeezing them between your thumb and index fingers over the bowl.
STEP 3: Pour the olive oil into the bowl and stir everything together with your spoon.
STEP 4: Finish by draining the liquid from the mixture into your small portable jar.
For application, use your fingers, a lip brush or a Q-tip. It’ll only be good for a few days so refrigerate it for longevity.
Great for keeping your hair out of your face during yoga, Pilates, or a jog.
So pretty! So easy!
D.I.Y. Racerback Workout Shirt
- Old t-shirt (I used my old college tshirt! We were Home of the Fighting Poets. Hahahahaha. How threatening :P)
- Pair of scissors
TIME: 15 min
1. Cut away the crew neck the sleeves and the bottom. For the sleeves, you will want to start at the shoulder (you decide how thick you want the strap to be) and cut straight into the chest area. Then curve. If you curve the whole way, it’s gonna look weird on you. If you have no idea what I am talking about, no worries, just follow the tutorial, you can always snip away later. Tr to follow my pictures.
2. Clean up the edges. Decide how low you want the neckline to be.
3. Turn the shirt to the back and make a narrower racerback. Then cut a deep V.
4. Take the bottom edge of the shirt that you cut off and cut the seams off so that you’re just left with fabric.
5. Stretch it like a maniac. This is fun.
6. You’re left with a really cool noodle thing. It’s really long too!
7. About 2” above the bottom of the V tie a know with one edge of the noodle.
8. Wind it round ‘n round, then double knot it at the other end too. Cut off loose ends.
9. To make this a hi-low top, lay your shirt sideways and flat. Then starting at about 4-5” from the front center of the shirt start diagonally cutting down til you reach the back. You’ll want to cut straight for a bit at the front center then start creating the diagonal or else you’re gonna get a weird arrow shape with you open up.
DONE! Start pulling at the fabric to make rough edges go curly and to make your tank longer.
Wear with a bright bra to make it pop!
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