DIY: Muscle Tee

I'm back! Yeah! On Monday morning I presented my last ever university assessment piece (relief!) and now I can move on with my life.

Hooray! So to get back into things with Vacant Lake I decided to do a quick little Do It Yourself post.

Muscle singlets - tops that show off your guns (or in my case, lack thereof) are going to be major this summer and I give my absolute approval of them. My only problem was that for the exact kind I wanted I'd be spending about $30+ for basically a t-shirt with its arms cut off; there isn't even a hem. So I did just that myself, at home.

I bought this t-shirt from the boys (ages 7-16) section of Target. Favourite t-shirts ever. They come in a range of colours and only cost $5. This one is a size/age 10 and I normally wear a size 6/8 in womenswear, just to give you an idea of sizing. I chose a boys shirt because of the higher neckline, but mens sizes swim on me.


This one's pretty straight forward: cut along the black lines I've drawn in the above photo. It's a lot like cutting your hair; take off small amounts at a time. Start by cutting right along the seam of the sleeve, try it on and see if more needs to come off.