How to DIY the Top You'll Want to Wear all Summer

Looking at the recent street style images from the international fashion weeks, it seems that distressing everything is the only way forward (even Kendall Jenner is a fan). Which is great news, because it’s super DIY-able. Showing off a bit of skin has never been easier than putting a pair of scissors to a T-shirt or a pair of jeans. I love the idea of taking something as simple as a white button-down shirt, breaking it down, and building it back up into something unexpected and extremely feminine. I recently got together with Who What Wear Australia to show you how to bring a little sexy back with this DIY bow-cut shirt. Read on to see how to make one for yourself!

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What you'll need

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step one

Cut off the collar fall (the top section of the collar that folds over the neck), leaving the collar stand.

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step two

Folding the shirt in half at the centre back, use the fabric pen to mark out the cutting line, drawing a “V” from the bottom of the collar stand at the shoulder seam to a point about 35cm down at the centre back. Then, cut along the marked lines starting from the bottom of the collar stand.

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step three

Pin and sew the raw edge along the length of the “V” with a 0.5cm seam to create a clean edge.

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step four

Cut the collar stand in half at the centre back.

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step five

Cut the ribbon in half to create two 1m length pieces, and pin and sew one length to each half of the collar stand. It’s also a good idea to apply a small layer of clear nail polish to the end of the ribbon to prevent it from fraying.

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The final result

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