American Apparel has this pretty sweet deal where you can get 10 not-so-perfect t-shirts for $50. Honestly, I haven't really found anything major that makes these shirts not perfect, so it's great to have a heap of random colours for DIY projects such as these!
DIY CONVERTIBLE CLASP SINGLET
Enter le boring cotton crew-neck:
I decided that I wanted a baggy oversized singlet to beat the heat, so I did a bit of chopping. It'd probably be better if you trace out an old singlet, to avoid cutting the neckline too low. Chop off the neck and the sleeves, as well as the bottom hem if you like.
Give the cut edges a pull, so that the material curls in on itself.
I ended up pulling it a bit much and wore the straps down to thin! So from here on, it was pretty much improvised...
Separate the straps and sew on a jump ring to each of the front straps, and a clasp for each of the back straps.
This is how your strap should look:
Now the beauty of it is that you can play switcheroo with the straps to change the look of your top! Wear it as a plain singlet, knot the straps, or cross them over:
Here's a few possibilities I tried:
Too easy, right? When I come back from my holiday, I might try making one out of silk - it hopefully should hold the draping just as well and not have as much stretch as the cotton jersey. I'd also like to add some studs to this one, just to see how it goes.
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