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9.9.12

DIY - Cut Out Skull Top.

When I seen this top on Brandy Melville I instantly wanted it, what I didn't want was to wait like 3 years for it to arrive in the post and i kind of didnt want to pay 18$ for a top that really i could make myself for half the price..then i took to youtube and watched countless videos. turns out its pretty easy to chop the back of your shirt into a skull face in less than 15mins. yay. I picked up a simple black tee in Penneys/Primark for a euro and got to work this morning.
I started out by trying the shirt on and working out where i wanted to place the eyes. the eyes are the main feature of this shirt and i wanted to make sure i got them exactly where i wanted them. once i had that figured out i started to sketch out the eyes, nose and teeth with a sharpie. my teeth didn't come out as big as i'd have liked so i drew over them again just before i started cutting.
the cutting out is pretty self explanitory. i would recommend using a smaller scissors than i did as it would work far easier. the cutting blade was just to get right into the edges, you don't really need to use that if you dont want too. the little strips down the middle of the eyes and nose add that extra bit of depth and look better if they're not cut too thick. the teeth came out a bit wonky but sure, it adds to the distressed look and looks alright when on. (:
and the finished prodcut. I think it came out really cool and can't wait to pair it with my american apparel high waisted trousers. when you look at the front of the top it looks so plain, but when you turn around its like 'woah' haha. when picking out your shirt go a few sizes up, i went up 5 sizes and got an 18 just to add that extra slouchiness. looks messier. i've seen these tops on a lot of style blogs and i've seen a few that have different cut outs on the back, hearts, triangles etc etc. definitely going to try a few more styles (: have any of you tried this?     
x

15 comments:

Julia Henderson said...

That looks so great, I love it!

Julia x

makeup monster said...

Good job! Say mine would just look holey if I did it:)

madhatter said...

wow it looks great, fab for a euro! I just googled the Brandy Melville and yours really looks just like it, well done! I will definitely ttry this DIY xoxox 
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Sandra said...

It does look really cool!

Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

Abbie said...

such a good diy! fabulous top :D x

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X said...

Wow, ta for this! :---) Brillo!




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Cerys said...

wow, that's amazing :P
Cerys xoxo

Katia said...

Good job on the top! Looks really great :)

hanalulu said...

this is so good!im so not brave/creative enough to do anything like this myself x

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Angelica said...

I seen a girl wearing similar top and I thought to myself where can I get one from. I will definitely try this. xo

LucyyLou said...

This looks great! I tried to do a cut out a few weeks backs, totally failed!?

Lucy x
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Jennaay_ said...

This is so cool! I'm gonna try this out I think one rainy Sunday! :)

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