I know this is not fresh off the oven - some may say it's already been done eons ago, but can you believe that I only found out the method for DIY shredded tee last week?
Originally intended for female audience and DIY enthusiasts alike, Camille from childhood flames had posted a comprehensive tutorial of how to create a one-in-a-kind shredded tee,not to mention a compact video clip to make things easier. Inspired by Raquel Allegra's shredded tank the effect is somehow pretty ugly for me. However it seems that frequently a lady's trend will somehow spark a following on the menswear side. When men's rag / thefashionisto (can't remember which one, apologies) featured this I knew that I had to start this myself - it's just my cup of tea!
The shirt that I used for this project is a very old (5 years ago) white cotton V-neck, so it has reached the softest level for cotton ever (I understand that the more cotton is washed the softer it'll become, true?). I like the breezy and billowy feeling that this shirt gives . Using a mechanical pencil (with a metal tip) I spent some 5 hours or so to complete the whole thing from the hem to the collar (super slow compared to how much Camille had done in the same period of time).
Overall I think it was not an utter failure considering my first amateurish attempt to separate the cotton threads. The next day I was off to class with my proudly completed virgin DIY creation. My outfit was inspired by those who are frequently featured on Jak and Jil (think rock / chic). Tell me did I achieve the desired effect? Critics are most welcome!
click click for details!DIY shredded tee, sleeveless Cheap Monday tank (underneath DIY tee), H&M jeans, thrifted boots