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Are you always saying to yourself "how come boys get all the good band tees?!" I know I am! Do you see people walking around with their sweet customized band tees and you're like "how the fuck did they do that?!" Well here's a blog on how to make a boy's band tee into a super girlie mock corset tunic top. It's easy, it takes ten minutes (for real, just ten minutes) and it looks super hot no matter what shape your body is. Last week Jessie and I were going to an 80's dance night at Neo, and she needed a cool tee to wear...and here's how that dream became reality.
The first step is picking out a tee. This style of customization involves cutting up the back of the shirt, so pick one with a really strong graphic on the front (or you'd just be ruining it if its on the back.) You want to get a shirt that is a lot bigger than what you'd usually wear. She picked out a men's XL for the custom shirt, but she'd wear a men's medium if she wanted it to be fitted, to give you an idea. She chose one with a large graphic on the front that we felt fully channeled the Bowie superpowers of seduction we were looking for.
The first cut will involve getting rid of the "mens neckline" and making it off the shoulder hottness. Lay your tee out on a completely flat surface and make sure all the seams are lined up so the cut will be even. You will want to cut from shoulder to shoulder, but DO NOT CUT INTO THE STITCHING ON THE SHOULDERS. Cut in a slight "scoop". Then go ahead and gently stretch the neckline by holding each sleeve and tugging gently. This will give you a good idea of if the cut is as much as you wanted. Remember- you can cut more off, but you can't add material if you fuck it up by not being careful.
Now flip the tee over so the back is facing up. Smooth the shirt very thoroughly to get rid of any wrinkles or bumps. Then, taking a very sharp pair of scissors (starting from about one inch below the neckline) you are going to start cutting HORIZONTAL slashes from about a centimeter from the hemline on each side (see pic below.) Repeat slashes, spacing them about an inch and a half to two inches apart until you reach the bottom of the shirt.
There is no need to be exact with the cuts, just eyeball it. Now that you've created all of your horizontal slashes, there is an optional step. If the shirt is much too long for you, just go ahead and cut it off to the desired length at this time. We cut off about four inches of the shirt because it was a super awkward length.
Eyeballing where the center of all the slashes are, cut VERTICALLY in the center all the way up the back. No need to be perfect, but don't go all willy nilly either.
This next step will require a friend or trusted confidant.Put the shirt on, and yes- you will look like an idiot.
Now have your friend start tying the slashes together starting from the top. Make sure the top is nice and tight so the shirt will stay up on it's own, whether you wear it off of one shoulder or draped off
of both. You can tie it tight or loose based on personal preference, or to enhance or hide what you want.
Yay! Now you are done! You can do little bows on the ties if you want it to be girlier, or wear a contrast color tank underneath for a pop of color....or wear nothin' at all if you want to be a seductress!
I've been helping out at the Alley's sister-store, Architectural Revolution. It's a world goods/incense/silver jewelry/religions of the world store. Totally awesome stuff. Apparently, as an added authenticity with the "world" theme, there is NO FUCKING AIR CONDITIONING. Don't worry, ladies and gentlemen...being the perfect peacock I am, I never sweat. While I'm pretending that I'm riding a pygmy elephant through the market in India, however, I've been smelling some of those individuals who DO sweat.
Which brings me to my point. I want a pygmy elephant. My other point was that we sell wonderful scented body oils, which are great for the summer! They are much better than perfume for all-day scent in this heat, and disperse more scent throughout the day as the body gets hot and perspires. Or, if you're me, as you get slightly warm but maintain fabulousness. Let me thrill you with tales of my favorite brands and scents!
SONG OF INDIA
Enchanted already, right? This brand makes two delicious types of scent- a solid perfume and a concentrated scented oil. The oils are incredible! They come in a variety of scents that range from musky and deep to floral and feminine. They also come in absolutely gorgeous HAND MADE bottles! The bottles are so beautiful, it's tempting just to buy the oil for the bottles alone! At a very resolvable price of $12.95, these are a must have! My personal fav is Krishna Musk.
The solid perfume they make is wonderful because it is UNISEX!!! The scent will change based on your body chemicals, and turn more feminine on women and more masculine on men. The perfumes come in adorable wooden pots with screw on lids (great for on the go ladies to throw in their purse). Solid perfume is a classic, used in ancient times through today. The warmer and stankier you get, the more the frangrance releases. These little beauties are $14.95 and will last you a very long time. My favorite scent is Kama Sutra.
This brand makes a very strong (but not overwhelming) body oil. These are more on the sweet, ultra feminine side. The bottle is a generous size, considering about three drops will last you all day. The bottle is great for carrying in your purse, and is a very modest $10.95. I have the Amber scent and LOVE IT.
I own a few in this brand, and really love all of the ones I have. They are a roll on oil, so it's easy to apply to pulse points (behind the ears, wrists, between zee boobs, behind the knees, etc). They are $9.95 and have a range of musky deep smells all the way through sweet and floral. The range of scents from this brand is astounding. If you're a hippie, they have several blends of patchouly and sandlewood. If you're a girlie girl, they have roses and jasmines and sweet smelling scents as well.
Good luck in this heat, and hopefully I'll see you soon...but not smell you.
Stay cool, stay beautiful, and always, always be yourself\