photo c/o Gary Pepper Vintage
When I saw this Zimmerman top worn on a new blog find I instantly loved it. I don’t know how much it costs, but I know I can’t afford it. Sad face.
So then I figured I’d make my own version!
All you need are –
a cheap fine thread tee (so it doesn’t fray too much)
a fabric pencil
a pair of scissors
a lot of patience
Start by marking circles onto the top where you want your design to be but please be careful not to centre them over your chest area. That would not look good. I made some large and some smaller for a bit of variety.
Pinch the fabric in straight lines through the centre of each circle and begin to cut very small triangle shapes out of the crease. Pinch another crease and cut to form a cross and then more to form a star and keep going until you have filled the ‘dartboard’. (As you cut more lines you’ll need to start a little further out on the ‘dartboard’).
Be careful not to put any cuts too close to one another or they may form one big hole…
This was really quite easy but took considerably longer than anticipated. So I didn’t bother with the back but I wound up knotting it anyway so it didn’t matter. I was really quite pleased with how it turned out!
I wore this to the ballet on Saturday night and I’ll show you the complete look on Friday so don’t forget to check back!
P.S. I definitely would not expect to be able to ever wash this tee post customisation – nice huh?