A couple girls in my derby league always wear the coolest T-Shirts to practice. The backs or sides are cut up or knotted, and just a bit of skin is exposed under their sports bras. Pretty sweet looking in my opinion. I decided to try it for the first time.
**This DIY looks a lot cuter on a slimmer fitting shirt, but baggy works fine, too.
The neckline is included in the knotting, so make sure to start about an inch or so underneath it.
Continue cutting strips [you decide the width] with an inch between each cut.
You can leave your Tee with just cuts [if so I recommend making them wider]. OR continue to the knotting.
After the initial weaving, seen above, you will be pulling the next strip through the previous loop.
The photo below is at about the 4th or 5th weave.
The next photo should help clarify. :)
for more visuals and knotting options, see this video.
Cut the excess strips from the knots. If you want to secure it better, place a few stitches in each knot.
And put it on! Like I said, a snugger fitting shirt might look cooler because the cuts would stretch a bit, but since this was my first time...I chose a baggier shirt I didn't mind screwing up. :)
As you can see, I left some sleeve, but most people cut the whole sleeve off. I'm team sleeves all the way. haha
To see what wider cuts looks like, see this video. scandy! hahaha ;-)
Let me know if you have any other pointers! Or cool T-shirt modification ideas. I wear t-shirts all the time with derby practice and all, so fixing them up makes it a tad less boring. :)
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