So it’s hot, and it’s summer, and it’s time to get creative with your pole class cover-ups without getting yourself more covered-up!
A lot of ladies have been rocking torn up tees lately, and I thought I’d give y’all a super basic tutorial so you can get cutting and creative on your own. I love the look– I’ve got a tank top from Forever21 that is ripped in the back, and enough people asked me if I made it myself that I finally decided to see how hard it actually is to do. And… it’s not hard at all!
So here’s the beginning tank. Your basic, run-of-the mill cotton top. You can use any kind you want; you can also start with a tee shirt and go nuts and cut the sleeves and neckline off if you want to make your own real custom jammy jam. I’ve turned this one inside out so that I can easily grab the seams to pull it really flat as I lay it out.
I put blue masking tape on the shirt to mark out the start and end points of where I wanted my cuts.
Then I made little slits in the shirt between the blue tape lines. I would start (using a sharp pair of scissors- otherwise you will drive yourself nuts) by making a tiny snip hole and then insert the blade of the scissors in the snip and cut a larger slit. I made the slits about an inch apart but totally eyeballed it. You don’t have to worry about making the cuts perfect, it makes it sort of funkier and rockstar if they’re crooked.
This is what the shirt looked like about halfway through. It took me max 10 minutes to do this much so far.
Once I finished making all my cuts, I peeled the tape off. Then, holding one side of the shirt down with one hand, I yanked the cut fabric with the other… It makes the holes get a rounded effect…
Like this! The first half have been pulled, the second haven’t. See the difference? Yank on both sides of all the shirt cuts you made….
And ta-da! All done! Wear your shirt with pride (those built in ventilation vents help keep you cool as a cucumber). You can make a few long slits, weave them, do whatever you like! If you want some inspiration, feel free to take a look at some of Adam Saak’s crazy t-shirt modifying abilities here!
Tomorrow’s post: Goldilocks took a pole class…