Thursday, July 21, 2011

[DIY Tutorial] Safety Pin Shirt

Here is our DIY Destroyed Safety Pin Shirt, inspired by Balmain from their Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. Learn how to make it yourself without paying the $2570 price tag!

Materials needed:

Plain black shirt (any style)
Safety pins in a variety of sizes 
Fabric shears

1. Use the chalk to mark where you will cut. Experiment with straight lines, diagonals, curves, longer, shorter lines.

2. Cut on the chalked lines. No need to be extremely precise; jagged cuts add an edgier feel.

3. Start pinning! Smaller safety pins will keep the fabric closer together, larger ones will let the fabric move more.. and show more skin. Experiment with various sized safety pins to get a different look each time. Try spacing them out or pinning in different directions.

Here's the final look! 

Celeb Inspiration:

Korean girl group, 2NE1, also recently sported many of Balmain's safety pin pieces from their Summer/Spring 2011 Collection in their music video "Lonely".

CL in the Safety Pin Destroyed Shirt and Leather Safety Pin Jackets

Minzy, CL, Sandara, Park Bom in White Leather Safety Pin Jackets. Other pieces from Balmain's Spring/Summer Collection as well.

Photos & Credits to:
Eiffel in Seoul

Black Vneck from Forever 21
Safety pins from Dressew

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