Put a bow on it. Chances are you’ve wanted to do that to your clothes once or twice. And luckily it couldn’t be easier with this easy outfit update of a men’s shirt. This top can be worn both front and back depending on which part of you you’d like to show (or hide from) the world. Enjoy!

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You need:

  • A men’s shirt
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Unpicker
  • Tailor’s chalk
  • Sewing machine and thread

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How to

  1. Unpick and remove the front pocket (if any).

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2. Cut off the collar 1cm away from the edge so that the neckline becomes wider.

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3. Cut off the front button plackets. We are going to wear the shirt back to front so that the front of the shirt will now become the open back.

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4. Cut the shirt to the desired length. I went for a cropped look so made my top about 40cm long. Keep the excess fabric as we will be using this for the straps later on.

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5. Cut the original back neck line to match the front neck line.

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6. Fold and pin the raw edge of the neck line 0.5cm and sew to secure.

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7. Fold and pin back 1cm of  the raw open back edge and sew to secure. Repeat for the hem.

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8. Cut out 6 strips of fabric from the excess fabric in Step 4.

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9. Fold the strips in half, pin, sew and then turn inside out to create the straps.

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10. Once you’ve given the straps a good iron, place them onto the edge of the open back spacing them equally apart and then sewing into place.

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Voila!

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You can also wear it with the bows at the back!

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Photos by Bryant Lee

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