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Rotary Club Slasher

Obtain a rotary cutter with caution. Once you get one, cutting up tee shirts become all too easy, as any old tee, long skirt, sleeve, piece of fabric becomes a candidate to be cut… roll happy. Like every Anyway, if you plan to deconstruct your tees this summer, a rotary cutter is a handy tool, so much easier than scissors.

Here I’ve slashed up a tee shirt that was never, ever going to see the light of day again, I mean this tee wasn’t even donation worthy, this ratty black tee was about to become a rag or maybe it would just decompose over time in the basement. The perfect candidate for experimenting with deconstruction. Admittedly I had been curious, but I really didn’t know how to make the whole slashy thing my own, until I envisioned cutting something up until it was almost not even a shirt anymore, something that could work with layering…

Oh! By the way, here I’m wearing an Inhabit tank and cardigan… they’re having a 70% off on tanks. And the Pour la Victoire shoes… they’ve passed the day in the city test… I can wear them all day without killing my feet.

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17 comments for “Rotary Club Slasher”

  1. I’ve been meaning to pick one up! Maybe that will be my weekend project. Thanks for the reminder :)

    leigh’s last blog post..Jak and Jill + Complex Geometries: The White Tee Project

    Posted by leigh | June 10, 2009, 5:24 am
  2. i. love. that!!! (did you see that inhabit’s blog linked to your previous inhabit post?)

    i wish i could be more creative with some of the things i don’t wear. i have a really lovely silk floral print sleeveless button down i have NO idea what to do with…i love the print, but not necessarily the top…

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    Posted by grechen | June 10, 2009, 6:05 am
  3. great post!
    I was totally having an issue with using scissors.
    reposting this for my readers! and going to pick up a rotary cutter asap.

    Betsey J’s last blog post..Blog (and Food) Love: Meatless Miami

    Posted by Betsey J | June 10, 2009, 6:29 am
  4. ❤ liegh… any time
    ❤ grechen…oh yes! that’s how i found out about the sale, blessed google alerts. yeah, i know what you mean, i have a few pieces taht i love the fabrics, but i dont love the design so much… what is that?
    ❤ betsy… yeah, scissors are my least favorite cutting device, after rotary blade and x-acto knifes, they come around that..

    Posted by jennine | June 10, 2009, 6:43 am
  5. Love it! Very creative. I have a rolling cutter from a very brief foray into mosaics. I wonder if it would work.

    Alyssa’s last blog post..Lust for Less: Shapewear Tank

    Posted by Alyssa | June 10, 2009, 7:05 am
  6. Love you blog!


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    Posted by overflowingmycloset | June 10, 2009, 7:50 am
  7. Hah! I’ll be borrowing my crafty friend’s rotary cutter at our next craft group for sure.

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    Posted by Sal | June 10, 2009, 8:46 am
  8. Very rock & roll, my dear! I love it. I HAVE a rotary tool - now I will know how to use it LOL. XOXO, MissAmy

    MissAmy’s last blog post..Bullet Bracelet DIY

    Posted by MissAmy | June 10, 2009, 8:47 am
  9. looks awesome!! I’ve been doing this to my ‘unwearable’ shirts also… it’s such a great way to make old things new again!

    PAPERFASHION’s last blog post..B L U E

    Posted by PAPERFASHION | June 10, 2009, 9:55 am
  10. So gorgeous! Love it layered over the purple tee. I know I need to try my hand at DIY, but I’m nervous! Guess you just gotta jump in and slash away ;)

    dreamsequins’s last blog post..Wishlist Wednesday: Volume

    Posted by dreamsequins | June 10, 2009, 10:11 am
  11. Love the whole look!
    Great job on that tee!
    I’m going to try it. :-)

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    Posted by Wendygital | June 10, 2009, 10:23 am
  12. ❤alyssa… mosaics? ooh please do tell…
    ❤sal… i’m so envious of people who belong to craft groups
    ❤ missamy… that’s awesome, i’m sure you already knew what to do…
    ❤dreamsequins, yeah jumping in is the only way!
    ❤wendygital… ooh i’m glad!

    Posted by jennine | June 10, 2009, 10:43 am
  13. You’ve done such an amazing job! Also, we have the same flooring :)

    Amanda Nicole’s last blog post..old voices, new faces

    Posted by Amanda Nicole | June 10, 2009, 10:45 am
  14. awesome job on this and well styled!

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    Posted by amanda | June 10, 2009, 12:09 pm
  15. killer DIY!!! love it!! i have to give this a try, the perfect laying piece!
    thanks for sharing!!

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    Posted by michelle | June 10, 2009, 2:26 pm
  16. oooh, fab slasher!!! ..and here I was using scissors!!! lol. Love it!!!

    Posted by ...love Maegan | June 15, 2009, 9:25 pm
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