Inspired by A Pair and a Spare's DIY Weekly Projects, I decided to give the cut out shirt project a try. It's a super simple project, and I have to admit, it turned out pretty awesome. I've already worn it twice!
First, I started with an oversized navy silk shirt, a ruler, sharp scissors, and a white pencil:
Next, I drew a straight line at the shoulder blades and used a hat to shape a curved line underneath:
After I cut that section out, I realized two things: first, that I should have started above the pleats on the back (to do away with those crazy folds you see below) and second, that I wanted the cut out to be larger.
So I made some small alterations, and ta-da!