The lovely and hilarious Sonja at Pintester has been taking the guesswork (and grueling hours, and tears, and ultimate failures) out of some of our favorite pins for trying them for us. Her experiences are hysterical, and make me feel like less of a loser when I try a pin and it ultimately sucks. Recently, she proposed The Pintester Movement, where the blog world attempts a pin they've been staring at for months, and writes about it. Originally, I had wanted to do something food related, but trying to find the time this week has been difficult, so I went with something else - DIY t-shirts.
My shirt is an XL and has been previously washed and dryed, so I know it's done shrinking. (I hope.)
The instructions were simple and visual (my favorite) and showed me exactly where to cut on my oversized t-shirt. (I also realized, doing this, that I own a LOT of oversized t-shirts. Will this pass the test? Will I suddenly have a closet of DIY ribbon tanks? Time will tell.)
Pretty easy - cut arms, making sure to cut inwards and also further down, and cut a deep neck. Also cut bottom.
The final result?
Pretty cute, eh?
I tried it on and it fits great. I may have to cut the arms a little deeper and the neck a little deeper, as it bunches more and isn't as loose as I would like it, but this is one of those DIY's where its really up to your preference, and how large a shirt you're working with. I will definitely be doing this to a few more of my insanely oversized t-shirts, especially with the summer heat creeping up. I may rock this to the beach this weekend!
I'd say this one is Pinner approved.