How to DIY a Zip Back T-Shirt
Step 1: The casual, nautical cool of the Genoa Striped Top from Anthropologie is the perfect inspiration for a fun and easy DIY. It looks like a basic striped top but turn around and wham, bam you have a neon yellow zipper saying "How do you do?".
Step 2: To make your t-shirt use a pattern such as Simplicity 1805 or use a pre-made shirt. You could also use the free Tessuti Mandy Top (see my version here) and just make the sleeves more of a bell shape. To add the zipper, add a seam to the center back, finish and fold in the raw edges and attach your zipper running all the way from top to bottom.
Step 3: For your fabric, use a basic striped knit like this one from Mood. For the zipper, a contrasting color is a must. Here's a sweet lime colored one.
Tune back in tomorrow to see my re-fashioned version of this top!
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