It's finally here! Boobyball YYC is happening on October 14th at Hotel Arts and I couldn't be more excited. If you don't know, Boobyball is a fundraiser hosted by Rethink Breast Cancer, an organization dedicated to empowering young women worldwide that are affected by breast cancer. Over the last 15 years they have raised over 4.3 million dollars from the Boobyball events!
This year the theme is "Get Physical" which means 80s-90s workout wear! So fun! But because I recently cleaned out my closet for my capsule wardrobe I don't have a lot of "costume" clothing for events like this. So to keep with my ethical and sustainable values I didn't want to spend money to buy something I probably wouldn't wear again, I wanted to try and use something I already had.
After looking through some 80s and 90s fashion inspo and seeing the baggy sweaters and cropped shirts I decided to cut one of my sweatshirts.
Keep reading to see how to cut your sweater into a crop sweater (it's super easy):
Taking inspiration from the cropped shirts, and baggy sweatshirts of the 80s and 90s but also wanting to keep my project relevant, I decided to take one of my favourite Frankie and Finnigan sweaters and make it into a cropped sweater!
The first thing you'll want to do is put the sweater on and then pull it down so that it lays flat on your body. Then you'll want to look in the mirror and figure out how short you want your sweater to be.
If you're unsure, I would recommend starting your cut lower because if you cut too much then you won't be able to get it back.
Once you've figured out where you want to cut your sweater, use a marker to make a small line.
Then you will need a straight edge like a ruler (or a book) to draw a straight line through the mark you made.
Now, the fun part. Grab some sharp scissors and cut through the line you drew!
Finally, you'll want to scrunch the bottom of your new cropped sweater and then try it on for size!
Like I said, it's a super easy DIY project that would work with t-shirts too!
You could also cut the top of this sweater to make it off the shoulder (here's a quick guide). I kept the shoulders because I will get more use out of it.
Make sure to follow along on Instagram so you can see my full outfit for Boobyball 2017!