Add punk style to your wardrobe using very little effort by cutting your shirts. If you are bored with your shirts or simply want to add flair and variety, you can save the money you would spend shopping and pick up a pair of scissors. Grab a few basic accessories and some shirts and get ready to add punk design and creature custom couture tops.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Punk accessories
- Sewing kit
Pick the right shirt to create your punk style. Select a starting shirt that has the colours, patterns and style that will make for an easier transition and a better overall effect. Do your research. Look online or think about your own shopping experiences. Research what "punk style" fits you personally. Bold, solid colours of any shade, geometric patterns and punk images such as the skull and crossbones are a good way to be sure the fabric on the shirt you chose will fit a punk theme. The ideal shirt for a punk transformation may be black and white. Bright pink or red are also good starting options. However, you should choose colours that reflect your own style.
Start with a clean shirt. Wearing your garment causes stretching and there may be staining as a result of daily wear; washing ensures that you achieve the best overall effect. Keep in mind the shirt you chose and begin thinking about ways to customise your look. Consider modifying the neckline, the sleeves or the back using sharp cut angles. You may want to test these ideas out on paper to avoid mistakes in cutting. Once you have assembled your idea of a punk style, begin cutting.
Change the effect of the shirt by trimming off one sleeve or widening the neck to make the style punk and modern. Cut a neckline with a plunging V or A-line form. Trim the bottom of the shirt or cut a design out of the back if you are feeling creative. As you cut, start small and cautiously get bolder to avoid over-cutting. Try the shirt on during various phases of cutting to be sure you keep a good-fitting garment.
Use your chosen accessories (such as buttons, pins, decals or safety pins) after cutting. Accessories are an excellent way to advertise your creativity. Attach these accessories in locations that will highlight the simple changes you made with the scissors and ensure that your new look is unmistakably punk.
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