Tuesday, August 24, 2010

30 second tee-SKIRT

A few days ago I stumbled upon CuteCircuit, a London based wearable technology company. CuteCircuit makes clothing that features "smart textiles" and "micro Electronics". Anyway, they also gave us this tutorial on how to turn a tee shirt into a skirt in 30 seconds!
Tutoral excerpt taken from CuteCircuit.com:
1.  Get a large shirt you think will make a good skirt and that you are willing to sacrifice to the gods of fashion. Suggestion: Steal your boyfriend’s death-metal shirt! You’ll be doing him a favor.



2.  With a fine pair of scissors or a seam ripper, cut the collar in 2 places where the shoulders are and open the top shoulder seam a little. This opening is the waist, so don’t open it too much at first. Try it on and see how much you need to open it.


3.  Turn the sleeves inside to make pockets! If you want to get really fancy and make pockets that you can actually put something in you can turn the whole skirt inside-out so that you can stitch across the sleeve opening to close the pocket.


4.  Finally, if you want extra refinement you can add a snap or tie-string at the waist to keep that skirt clinging to the hips. And voilá: A new skirt with a fancy 40s style tulip shape!
This is just too brilliant not to share! Now I am going to start thrifting for some cute tees! Wouldnt this be so cute to try with an old college tee shirt? Perfect for tailgating!

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