DIY Cutsews/Modifying a T-shirt
|End Result of Tutorial #2|
|End Result of Tutorial #1|
What is a cutsew?
"A Cutsew (or Cutsaw) is a garment that is styled like a blouse or dress shirt, yet is made out of jersey (a fabric commonly used to make t-shirts) and can feature embellishments such as lace. The term is commonly used when pertaining to the Lolita fashion, since this type of garment is common in the fashion." (Source- Wikipedia)
In Layman's terms it's a T-shirt restyled to look like a blouse. Commonly worn in place of a blouse in hotter weather, cutsews can be a staple of Lolita or Princessy fashion.
|An Angelic Pretty Cutsew|
|A Baby the Stars Shine Bright cutsew with a printed design|
|Angelic Pretty's Happy Garden cutsew with a bottom print|
So back on my old blog I had a tutorial on this subject, but I since deleted my old posts (as I was a majour weeaboo *cringe*). But I still have the pictures, so here's my older tutorial. If you'd rather see the new one, just scroll down.
|Original T Shirt|
Basically all those "so sophisticated" paint graphics were trying to explain how to make puffed sleeves by threading elastic through the pre-existing hem on the sleeve.
Using this T-Shirt as a base, I already puffed the sleeves with elastic.
Using an old blouse!
First lay out your blouse and draw where you intend to cut, make sure to include a hem.
I know this method isn't as fancy as the examples but it's great if its too hot to wear a blouse!
You can add other decourations to this as well.
A better version of what I did
Classical Sweater Reconstruction
Thanks for reading!