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DIY Open Back Shirt

white shirt comes into its own with the addition of a cut out at the back. And so easy to do! Grab a simple cotton shirt from the back of your closet or a thrift store and away you go!


DIY Open Back Shirt

You need:

Cut Out Back Shirt

How to:

  1. Cut the shirt open in a straight line from the bottom hem to the back seam. If there is no seam you may want to go to the collar seam instead – note the shirt will open a lot when you wear it.

Cut Out Back Shirt

2. It should look like this.

Cut Out Back Shirt

3. Pin the new edge down, making sure to roll it over to stop if fraying. Iron well.

Cut Out Back Shirt

4. Sew down.

Cut Out Back Shirt

Voila! You can go braless if the fabric of your top is heavy enough and your boosies can handle it, or wear a bra with minimalist fastening (I sometimes wear a simple clip back bikini top) for more coverage/security.

DIY Open Back Shirt

DIY Open Back Shirt