Fashion DIY Tutorial: T-Shirt Drapery with a Zipper

The idea for this tutorial originated from a hieroglyphic-like napkin drawing, which I have scribbled two years ago in an ice cream parlor in Italy. At that time I saw the “zipper-shirt” on a beautiful girl for the first time and I liked it so scary good at her. Since we had neither a camera nor mobile phones with us, I could not take pictures, so I drew the idea on a napkin.

A year later a similar “zipper-shirt” was offered at Zara & Co, but I wanted my own tinkering: Grey with Pink it should be. Yesterday I found both the drawing and a pink zipper, therefore see the rest of the story here .

Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need

  1. T-shirt in L or XL
  2. Zipper
  3. Scissors
  4. Pins
  5. Sewing kit, or sewing machine

DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions

DIY Step 1 Cut off the neck seam

Cut off the neck seam of the shirt and stretch the “new” neck cut a little bit, so the ends turn in and we’ll save the work of seaming.

DIY Step 2 Fix Drapery

Dress the shirt and overlap a lower part of the shirt by an oblique folding at the lower center of the shirt. Fix this drapery temporarily with pins.

The T-shirt should look like in the picture.

DIY Step 3 Fix Zipper

Now fix the zipper on the drapery with pins. One side of the zipper above the drapery, the other side on the flat part of the shirt.

DIY Step 4 Sew Zipper

Now sew the zipper and remove the pins. DONE!

DIY Tutorial – Final Result “T-Shirt Drapery with a Zipper”

As my zip-top seemed to look a little too boring and I still had a zipper-bit left, I have this mounted transversely on the sleeves (only pinned in the picture).

Now the T-Shirt also from the back looks figure-hugging and more elegant.

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