Gucci Inspired Cut-out T-shirt DIY

Heidi Klum Gucci Dress DIY

I LOVED Heidi’s Gucci dress on this week’s Project Runway and was inspired to make this easy cut up t-shirt to mimic the look of the top of her dress. If you want to get the full look, you can wear this t underneath a strapless dress in the same hues and silhouette as the Gucci version, but it’s just as cute alone as well.

Here’s What you’ll Need…

easy t-shirt DIY

* Fitted t-shirt {non-stretch is preferable}
* Scissors
* Chalk or white pencil

easy t-shirt DIY

* Flip t-shirt inside out and draw your design.

easy diy t-shirt design

* Carefully cut out your pattern.

 

And… Voila!

easy t-shirt diy

easy t-shirt diy

If you use a thick jersey/high quality t-shirt, you should be able to wash and dry this t-shirt without any fraying/etc. The edges may curl up a bit, but not much. If it’s a brand new t-shirt and you like the way it fits now, wash it in cold and hang it to dry.

Have Fun!

* Find all of my DIYs here

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

60 Comments

  • angie

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    wow! Is there anything you can’t do?? this is absolutely amazing, girl!

  • fashion shop

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    nice try ,

  • K.D.

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with Angie! This shirt is beautiful! Maybe you should consider a career in fashion design. Seriously. lol

    -K.D.

  • Katie

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    I like this!

  • Tugba

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Wowww Maegan :D Another great idea. I’m impressed :D You always have soo great ideas. You must get inspired by everything. Thats great :D

  • julie

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Love love love your blog! This is an amazing DIY!
    I would love to post some jewelry and have it linked to a DIY of yours.
    let’s chat!

  • A.Co

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Awesome. As usual!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Maegan,

    Do these designers get pissed off at you and send you crazy emails because you’ve exposed the fact that they aren’t that clever?

    You are awesome! Every time I see one of these DIY’s…I throw my head back and laugh out loud like Skeletor from the He-man cartoon and say “She’s bring these expensive fool designers DOWN, one by one!”

    Then I spit. Wherever I am. I just spit. And I do it everytime as a salute to you!

  • capperson

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Love this! You are sooo creative! I just did this with one of my tshirts and I absolutely love it! Thanks hun :)

  • fashion shop

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    k.d said right

  • The818

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Dude I love this. I might try this today!

  • 6roove

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    looks nice! I love your diy ideas :)

    xx

  • Amanda

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Lovely!

  • Maria@chicisimo

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Wow!! Great idea!! You are amazing in the DIY thing :D!
    xoxo

  • vicky h.

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    love the neckline part! I think it would also look great with no sleeves at all!

    thanks for sharing, such a good idea!!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

  • Reikalein

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    This with a strapless dress would make it practically identical to the original. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • NYDS

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Love it! We did one in white last summer! Check it out! http://www.newyorkdesignshop.com/how-to-guide/articles/cut-out-neckline-tee

    Great Job Meaghan…

  • Pretty Little World

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Love it!

    Though I have a feeling that your “voila” = 2+ hours of me mangling t-shirts.

  • Ife

    May 6, 2010 | Reply
  • Shabna

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    i wish i could come on here without my laptop crashing everytime from all the ads and scripts!

  • Brooke

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    I saw that dress sometime ago and loved it. Then, realizing it was Gucci and most likely out of my budget, I wondered if there could be a DIY. Love this shirt! Thanks!

  • Andi

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    You are absolutely AMAZING! this is perfect.

  • K

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    I just have to say…I love your DIYs! seriously you are such an inspiration to make your own unique awesome things. And they’re all so easy and hardly take any work. Thank you so so so much for sharing your DIYs and your hair-to’s and everything you share. You’re awesome girl!!!

  • Rachel

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Great idea!! This is so cute, I love your blog! (:
    You should check out my new fashion blog!
    xoxo Rachel

    http://silknsequins.blogspot.com/

  • nookie

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    it seems so simple, I think I’m gonna try it:)
    great job!

  • Anonymous

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    GREAT IDEA!! Especially great idea for various T-shirts that have been damaged or accidently torn (such as our husband’s/boyfriend’s)! Often we have inexpensive T-shirt sales at the local pharmacy,craft stores, etc. Or, even at “flea-markets”, thrift shops, dollar stores. THE POSSIBILITY IS ENDLESS! THANK YOU, MAEGAN FOR ONE OF YOUR BEST AND EASY IDEAS YET!

  • Iva

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    SO FANTASTIC! {that should be in bold, italics, and underlined too}! I LOVE IT!

  • Tina

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    OMG I love your DIY’s!!!! I have yet to try one myself but I am going out tonight to get a black tshirt, I really want to give this one a try, I love it!

  • Myriam

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    oh girl you always have great ideas!!!!! i love this diy easy and cool project

  • Shabna

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    HAHA don’t worry girl, your blog is definately worth it ;) xxx

  • ~alison

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Kick ass. Might be one of my favorite DIYs! Love it!

  • anhesty

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    great diy as always. can’t wait to see you put an outfit together with it.

  • Me Visto Assim

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Beautiful.

  • Anonymous

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Erm, nice try….

    but if you’re looking to wear this shirt as part of your wardrobe, I would suggest doing something about the plain edges. Fray checker? Hemming? You decide. But just leaving it bare doesn’t sound like a good idea.

  • drollgirl

    May 6, 2010 | Reply

    super easy, super fab, and super fun! JUST LIKE ME. kidding. i am on a roll today. :[

    ANYWAY!

    it is a fabulous diy!!!

  • Kelli

    May 7, 2010 | Reply

    good idea!

  • E

    May 7, 2010 | Reply

    THat’s such a cool neckline. What a great idea for a DIY!

  • Brett

    May 7, 2010 | Reply

    good cutting! that is always the most difficult thing for me to tackle!
    love the inspirational pieces.
    very cool.
    xoxo
    KC

  • Kate

    May 7, 2010 | Reply

    Well Done, you are so inspirational! nothing is out of reach…

    xoxo

    spoiltforstyle.blogspot.com

  • Chloeeeee

    May 7, 2010 | Reply

    with a t-shirt you don’t need to hem nor use fray-checker…

    not a good try…
    AN EXCELLENT ACCOMPLISHMENT!!

    I love it! Perfect for the summer!!

  • Dudù

    May 7, 2010 | Reply

    Wondefull blog!

  • elelves

    May 7, 2010 | Reply

    nice
    puma shoes and gucci tshirt
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  • chiara

    May 7, 2010 | Reply

    just found my next project… awesome, thanks!

  • MELISSA Z.

    May 7, 2010 | Reply

    Great idea! Love your DIY t-shirt!

    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  • Rays of Enlightment

    May 7, 2010 | Reply

    this is AMAZING!! I was just looking at super expensive versions and this is a beautiful alterative!!! Thanks, you rock!

  • Alba

    May 7, 2010 | Reply

    Wow!! amazing!!! Great job!!

    xoxo

  • Mara

    May 8, 2010 | Reply

    oh I love this! you are so creative. I have to try this asap :)

    btw you should write about your fav la (or valley) restaurants one day. I’d love to hear what you like so I can try it too!!

  • astridland

    May 8, 2010 | Reply

    Very cool T-shirt-thanks for sharing! It’s raining in NYC and this looks like it would be fun to do!

    xxAstrid
    http://www.astridland.blogspot.com

  • Tarabell150

    May 8, 2010 | Reply

    I tried it! Mine definitely didn’t turn out as well as yours did (my cutting wasn’t the most straightest…) but I like it! Thanks for the idea! Someone mentioned layering it under a strapless dress, fab idea, probably could layer this a lot of ways.

    Oh.. this may be obvious, but stay away from the fitted tissue tees, which is what I used, it doesn’t hold the shape exact to how you cut it.

  • mae

    May 8, 2010 | Reply

    seriously. after seeing this, I exclaimed.. MAEEGAAANNN!! lol. you’re a genius, girl! i fell in love with heidi’s outfit after seeing it on PR finale. thanks so much!

  • mae

    May 9, 2010 | Reply

    maybe, a slightly fitted halter dress to go on top of it, would work..ehhh?? can’t get enough of this, that i had to comment once again after sleeping overnight with this in my head. lol.

  • Becca

    June 4, 2010 | Reply

    Great idea and so easy. I used this for my class t-shirt and it looks great.

  • Sibel'in hobi dünyası . . .

    July 22, 2010 | Reply

    A very good idea to renew, in the hands of health, thank you my friend: D

  • Sibel'in hobi dünyası . . .

    July 22, 2010 | Reply

    A very good idea to renew, in the hands of health, thank you my friend: D

  • Anonymous

    September 19, 2010 | Reply

    This DIY is absolutely amazing! I tried it today and it turned out wonderfully. Thank you! :)

  • Vedette

    July 12, 2011 | Reply

    Oh wow, this is really creative. I love the look. I would of never thought of doing this. i like that you can turn normal clothes into run way looking clothes!

  • Jess James

    September 12, 2011 | Reply

    DEFINITELY GOING TO HAVE TO TRYYY THISSS!! :) THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION!

    i am also a DIY fashion blogger so if you have a minute check out my site

    http://WWW.INKEDANDSEWN.COM

    xx Jess James

  • Anonymous

    August 9, 2012 | Reply

    I was just wondering how it holds up after washing. It looks great! I would definitely try it if I didn’t worry about what I’ve experienced with t-shirt shredding. The fabric rolls where it’s been cut and stretches out. Wouldn’t it do the same with yours unless you finished it with some stitching around the holes you cut? I think it’s a really cute idea if there are none of those flaws I mentioned in this plan.

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    October 20, 2012 | Reply

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