Turning a Boring Old T-Shirt into a Halter Neck

Halter Neck

If you are bored with your boring old t-shirt that seems to be choking you like a turtleneck sweater, here is how you can turn it into a sexy halter neck. This project works best with black t-shirts with washed out prints for that rocker chic effect.

  1. Choose a t-shirt that is relatively body hugging or your halter top may end up too loose and baggy for you. If there are prints on the front, bear in mind that part of it might get cut out and that it would be raised up.
  2. Lay the t-shirt on a flat surface with the front facing up.
  3. Using a tailor\’s ruler and chalk, draw a straight line from the edge of the neckline to about 2 inches below the armpit. Do the same for both sides.
  4. Using a sharp pair of fabric scissors, cut off the sleeves according to the line that you have drawn previously.
  5. Now, turn the t-shirt over so that the back faces you. Draw another straight line from one armpit to the other. Cut only the back layer according to this line.
  6. Dispose off that flap by cutting along the neckline trimming. Your t-shirt should look somewhat like a halter top now.
  7. Next, wear the halter top/ t-shirt. Pull it up until the two front ends are able to meet at the nape of your neck with enough excess for you to tie a knot. Tie the halter top up to secure it in place.
  8. Now, you will have to decide how low you want the neckline to be. Use the fabric chalk to mark the lowest point where you want the neckline to end in between your chest.
  9. Take the top off and lay it on a flat surface with the back facing you. Fold the halter top into half, bringing the right side over to the left. You should be able to see the marking for your neckline now.
  10. Draw a sort of un-hooked J that ends at the marking you have made previously.
  11. Starting from the mark that you have made previously, cut upwards towards the neckline along the line that you have just drawn.
  12. You now have a completed halter top that may possibly expose your midriff. To make the edges curl, lightly pull the halter top a few parts. There is no need to sew up the edges to avoid them from fraying.

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