How to Cut an '80s Style T-Shirt

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Cutting an 80s style T-shirt isn't just simple - it's also super fun. Cut an 80s style T-shirt with help from a fashion expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Kena with The Fashion Camp. I'm at the beautiful design studio at 440 Brannan in San Francisco. Today, we're going to create an '80s-inspired T-shirt. Really simple and super fun. Take your T-shirt and fold it in half. Lay it flat on your surface so that your imaginary side seam is facing you. Making sure that it is in half as possible as you can see it, Even the neck so you can see the neck in the back as well as that. It looks a little messy but trust me, this is the way that you want it to be. Take your ruler and we're going to create inch width strips all the way from the bottom to the top of the neck. Taking your ruler, measure out an inch, measure it to your imaginary side seam. It's very important that you don't cut past your imaginary side seam. Take your pen and along your ruler draw a straight line. Take your ruler and measure another inch, drag it along your ruler, stopping at your imaginary side seam and make a straight line. Continue this process all the way up to the top of the neck. Keeping the 1 inch width. Now that we've created all of our 1 inch width lines from the bottom of the t-shirt to the top of the neck, we can begin cutting. Take your scissors and cut on the line if your 1 inch width strip. It's really important that you do not cut past the imaginary side seam. Again, repeat the step and cut along the line that you've created for your 1 inch strip width. Repeat this step all the way up to the top of the shirt being sure to stay in a nice straight line so your strips will be nice and even. Once you've reached the top of the t-shirt be sure to readjust the T-shirt so that the sleeves are out of the way. You do not want to cut the sleeves. Just continue to cut along the lines that you created, making sure not to cut the armhole seam or the sleeve. I've left a one and a half inch from the neck binding down. You can leave two inches or three inches. But make sure to leave no more than one and a half inch. We've reached our final step for our '80s-inspired T-shirt. We've cut up the back to give it this shredded fun effect. The final step is to take each strip and you want to pull on them down. And you want to pull them down and they're going to give this nice curled effect. This is going to make it much more soft and drapey. Continue this process all the way down making sure to pull on each strip. You can do them single strands or double. Here's the front of our '80s T-shirt, and here's the back. It's a beautiful nice draped back. You can wear a cami underneath if you're not wanting to show your entire back or you could wear a nice lace t-shirt underneath. It's your choice. This effect can also be mimicked in the front. I'm Kena with The Fashion Camp at 440 Brannan in San Francisco.


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