Do it Yourself Fashion

Juliet Munoz, Staff Writer

I’m stumped on what to wear and every good shirt I own is in the laundry.  Peeking in my dresser, there seem to be a lot of shirts I normally wouldn’t wear because of how basic they look.


“Ugh one hour and I still can’t come up with anything to throw on or match that I feel like I look great in!”


I didn’t notice the huge pile of clothes stacked on my bed, it’s most definitely not my morning. Now that I think about it..I’m feeling the color white, and one issue is… that it’s plain! Who wears a plain white shirt to school? You’d be surprised how fast it takes to create a crop top Adidas shirt, something trendy and in style. Let’s get started!


Recreating your style clothing on your own is something fun! There are so many different ideas you can do and so much you could use. With something as simple as a t-shirt and scissors and only 10 bucks, you can prepare your own DIY clothing. You could even make your own bows to add something a little extra into your outfit.


But first… Imma be real with you, creating your own DIY clothing can be a little frustrating, but at the end I promise you’ll feel entirely different and good about yourself for creating something on your own. If you have no styles in mind you could always view other optional styles that you personally like yourself. I’m starting off with a white crop top Adidas shirt, and normally these crop tops cost a lot, so try this:      


Basically the materials needed for this DIY is:

  • white t-shirt (gray or black)
  • a pair of fabric cutting scissors
  • transfer paper
  • a laptop
  • printer
  • an iron


  1. You could buy a simple white t-shirt if you don’t already have one.
  2. You would also need transfer paper, which happens to be at Walmart.
  3. If you have a laptop, save an Adidas sign from Google and add it on Word and make it as large as you can, and print it out.
  4. Once you have printed it out, cut it out slowly and carefully.
  5. Put the Adidas sign on top of your shirt directly in the middle and place the transfer paper on top and place the iron on top for about 5 to 10 mins.
  6. Now for the shirt: measure the size of your sleeve, cut off the sleeve, and once its cut… As much as you can, fold both sides.
  7. Measure the bottom of your shirt and cut off the length you want, just enough to look like a cropped style shirt.

Overall this self-created activity is fun and worth being frustrated and annoyed. If  whatever it is that you’re making doesn’t look the way you want it too, you can get back up and start over. For those of you that find yourselves interested in this, you  will most likely continue to try and try. To finalize your whole outfit, you obviously could add a pair of jeans or if you want, ripped jeans and if you don’t have any, you can create your own… But more on that next time!