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
- Flat surface
- Sewing machine
Select a shirt pattern you want to create. Look for a design that matches the occasion and the season.
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.
Cut out the pattern in your size. Flatten out the paper pieces to ensure they don't have any wrinkles.
Lay the pattern pieces on your material as directed. This should be done on a flat surface. Pin the pieces in place.
Trace the patterns on the fabric with a piece of chalk. Cut along the outline with a pair of sharp fabric scissors.
Sew the shirt pieces together as directed by the pattern. Use a thread that will blend into the see-through shirt.
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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