I found this picture on Tumblr not long ago:
I was eager to make something like the stripes shirt on my own, because after cutting cotton shirts so many times I had an experience of how different fabrics looks when cut.
Therefore, for such a creation you will need ONLY an elastic long or 3/4 shirt that is small for you.
Why small? Because the fabric obviously stretches when you cut it horizontally, and you want the shirt to be slim fit [of at least I wanted it so]. Surprisingly enough the local second hand stores and loaded with these kind of shirt in many colors.
After research I found out that the fabric is called Lycra. Think about those clothes that professional sportsmen wear, like a rally stretchy fabric that sticks to your body. Though you must find something not of sports wear of course, and something not too thick [although you're gonna cut it anyway all the way on the back].
Unfortunately I don't have a picture of how the shirt looked before, but here is the result:
The front was left untouched, and only the sleeves were cut all the way horizontally progressing until the bottom, and the back was very thinly cut. I think I will make the stripes on the sleeves thinner, because when I was DIY-ing I didn't have a lot of time, but I like how it looks nonetheless.
So again, the shirt was like one size smaller for me, which is great, but if I walk with a straight back then the stripes are stretched and it looks just like n the picture. But as I walk with my back curved almost all the time [a destructive habit since childhood, don't do that] they tend to hang a little bit, which is fine by me because I love how it looks anyway.
This was very fun to make, nothing like using normal scissors to get the job done!
Have an amazing gothy weekend you guys!!! ♥
Feeling nostalgic lately because of a very cute babybat incident. Maybe I'll write about it here.