A few weeks ago, the Coachella Music Festival was here in California. Afterwards, I loved looking at photos of Coachella-goer fashion – they look so effortless and rock & roll! I have been meaning to post some new t-shirt makeovers and Coachella fashion is the perfect inspiration!
This tutorial uses the same technique that was seen in my braided neck t-shirt makeover from a few months ago (fun fact, that is my most popular post ever and has been viewed almost twenty thousand times!). This is a great example of how you can take one idea or technique and create an entirely new project. The end result is a complicated, lace-like look, but the process is super quick and simple.
Cut off the neck and the bottom hem of your shirt – shape the neckline wider or lower if you want. Then start cutting slits across the back of your shirt, about 1 – 1 1/2 inches apart. Here’s a diagram of where to make your cuts – there’s no need to be precise! I decided to make my V point toward the right side but you can do it straight down if you want.
Once you’re done cutting, grab the sides of your shirt to stretch the strips out.
Now it’s time to weave! This is one of those projects that is hard to describe and photograph but I promise it’s easy to do. Grab your second fabric strip and weave it up and under the first strip, then pull it down.
Then take the third strip, weave it under and through the loop (created by the second strip) and pull that one down. Keep going until you get to the bottom, then secure the last loop with a safety pin, or sew a few stitches, if you’re an overachiever : ) (I only did a few strips here to demonstrate.)
Now rock your shirt like you’re at Coachella!