DIY: Turning the RG shirt into an RG Lady-Tee

NB: Order the new Rap Genius “Where’s Jay-Z?” T to look extra-sexy!

For the RG ladies (and queens)– No fear! RG Mod bubbleMAMI is here ;)

If you want to put a lil' more pep in your RG step, (or any other kind of step for that matter,) here’s a few directions on how to make an 80s-style-tee, especially for the “What’s Beef” tee.

  1. First thing’s first. Put on a really good song. Preferably one that won’t have you bobbing and weaving every other second, so that you won’t go all crazy with the scissors when your favorite verse comes on. (Note: This is from experience!)

  2. Get a clean pair of scissors. One without ridges, sharp enough to cut a shirt without making it curl or look choppy. (Very important!) And if you’re bad with guessing measurements, get a ruler!

  3. Be sure the shirt is even on both sides. Don’t blame me if your cut comes out crooked!

  4. Approximate (or measure) an inch from the top seams of the sleeves. Make a snippet there, only to mark their positions: (see two arrows)

  1. Cut from the snippet on the left, to the snippet on the right and keep the scissor as straight as possible. (see connecting lines) Now, obviously, you can do this several different ways. I chose to make more of a V-cut, so that when my shoulders are showing, the exposed shoulder has a bit more pizzazz to it! A semi-oval cut and a U-cut are also two great alternatives.
    Note: Be sure that you’re cutting on the inside, and not cutting the front and back at the same time. The back cut should be shorter than the front, if you want the RG logo to appear or anything else that may be located otherwise on the back

  2. Once you’ve cut off the front portion, the back should be much easier. If it’s up far enough (i’m guessing you aren’t cutting this RG shirt), you can just follow the line you made from the front. But if have to cut for the RG logo to stay, determine its placement on the back, use a pencil to line where the appropriate cut would be, and mimick it for that position in the same style as the front.

  1. On the left side, the open shoulder, cut a straight line down the left sleeve. Tie it as a bow, tight enough to stay in place off the shoulder, loose enough to not scrunch together the words of the shirt, and keep it comfy.

The bottom is all up to you. You can keep it long, cut it shorter, or cut it similarly to the sleeve, in order to make a bow tie at the bottom and make the shirt tighter or shorter if wanted.

Now,if you end up doing this and it doesn’t quite look like mine, don’t hit me up about it. Because.. what’s beef, really? I mean really!

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