How to Make a See-Through Shirt

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How to Make a See-Through Shirt
Use a sheer chiffon fabric to make your top. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Whether you want a lightweight blouse or a sexy top, a see-through shirt might be just what you need to achieve the desired look. While you can buy a sheer top at a store, you can create a custom-made one at home. Find a shirt pattern in your style and select a see-through material. In just a few steps, you'll be able to create a shirt at home that's exactly the look you want.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Shirt pattern
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Flat surface
  • Pins
  • Chalk
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Select a shirt pattern you want to create. Look for a design that matches the occasion and the season.

  2. 2

    Buy the fabric for the shirt. Choose a sheer material that you can see through. Batiste is a light and soft see-through fabric that can be used to make clothing. Challis, chiffon and organza are a few other sheer fabrics. A netted fabric is another see-through option when making clothes. Purchase the amount of material as specified by the directions on the shirt pattern.

  3. 3

    Cut out the pattern in your size. Flatten out the paper pieces to ensure they don't have any wrinkles.

  4. 4

    Lay the pattern pieces on your material as directed. This should be done on a flat surface. Pin the pieces in place.

  5. 5

    Trace the patterns on the fabric with a piece of chalk. Cut along the outline with a pair of sharp fabric scissors.

  6. 6

    Sew the shirt pieces together as directed by the pattern. Use a thread that will blend into the see-through shirt.

  7. 7

    Snip away any loose threads hanging from the shirt. Fold it right side out and try it on.

Tips and warnings

  • Select a pattern based on your sewing skill level. For example, beginner sewers should choose a pattern without any buttons or zippers.
  • Consider buying a loosefitting shirt pattern for your see-through apparel. This way, you can comfortably wear another shirt or tank top (that's not see-through) underneath.
  • Take care when handling your see-through fabric. Most sheer fabrics are delicate and can easily tear or fray.

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