DIY: CUT-OUT TEES (Inspired by FIT Students)

As July rolls around and temperatures reach the high 90s, we all secretly desire to go to the beach with our retro swimsuits and dip into the cold water. But when you’re at FIT, you just can’t do that. To solve your problems, I’ve got a DIY on cut-out shirts inspired by the people I’ve met in my Fashion Forecasting class (more on my first day experience in class later).

1. Side-Tie Tee

-Take your t-shirt & cut vertically down on both sides
-Tie the bottoms
-You’re done! Simple & easy

2. Tied-in-Front Tank

-Take any old tee and cut off the sleeves
-Cut the neckline
-Cut the back of your shirt straight across near the hips
-On the material left in the front, cut it so there’s a triangle
-Cut through the middle of that triangle so two sides form
-When wearing, tie the two parts and you’ve got a knotted tie on the front of your tank top

Other simple ideas to try: heart tee (cut out a heart on the back of your shirt), ombre tees/tanks, lace up side tank (made by cutting the sides, sticking holes, lacing through the holes like a shoelace)

These ideas were inspired by the diverse and fantastic people I’ve seen and met at FIT. Initially I was nervous about entering my class, but when I first stepped into the room, I saw all of my classmates and was hit by the multitude of styles. Everyone was fashionable but in their own unique way. I loved seeing gladiator sandals to my left and Nike hightop sneakers to my right. The people and professors are incredibly warm and kind. Tomorrow we’re going to hit up a few stores and analyze trends for the Fall 2015 season. I’m ready to bust out my camera and notepad for all the fashion I see.

Keep watch for my post tomorrow where I showcase Fashionable Students of F.I.T!

Hugs & Love,
The Style Saviour

Fall 2012 Precollege Scholarship Info – APPLY TODAY!

Financial Assistance Scholarship Opportunities for NYC Public High School Students

Deadline: September 24, 2012

New York City high school aged residents enrolled in a NYC DOE high school may be eligible for a financial assistance scholarship. This partial scholarship covers $250 (the total cost of one course is $308). Scholarship recipients are responsible for the remaining $58 balance and any supplies required for the class (most courses require supplies that students must purchase. The estimated cost of supplies should not exceed $50, except for Introduction to Photography with an estimated cost of supplies at $130.)We will be selecting recipients based on the criteria below. The deadline to submit for the upcoming semester is listed on the application link.

Scholarship Requirements, to be completed by the student applicant:

  1. Precollege Saturday/Sunday Live application:
  2. An official copy of your high school transcript (to be attached to the form)
  3. An essay discussing the importance of Saturday/Sunday/Summer Live to your college and career aspirations (to be attached to the form)
  4. A recommendation letter from one of your teachers describing your dedication and character (to be attached to the form)
  5. A document indicating your need for financial assistance. This may be a letter on school letterhead indication your participation in a free-lunch program, financial assistance program, or other government or organizational support program (to be attached to the form)
Award recipients will be notified by email.

Chat with Precollege Alumni Tomorrow from 12:30-1:30pm

Tomorrow, July 19, 2012, you have the opportunity to speak with Precollege Alumni currently working towards a degree at FIT in the Dining Hall from 12:30 – 1:30om. Have questions about Fashion Design, Communication Design, Advertising Design, Fashion Merchandising Management or Internation Trade and Marketing majors? Wanna hear what it’s like to be a college student at FIT? These questions and more can be answered one-on-one with students who are just like you. They will be easy to spot in thier Purple FIT shirts (pictured above).

Alumni Bios:

Cecily was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri then moved to Providence, Rhode Island during high school. She completed her AAS in Fashion Design at FIT and is expected to graduate in May 2013 with her BFA (also in Fashion Design) and a double minor in History of Art and Psychology. Cecily is currently involved in FIT’s Student Ambassadors and the assistant coaching staff for FIT Volleyball, and was a previous Vice President of the AAS Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa.


Stephen hails from Huntington NY and completed his AAS in Communication Design at FIT. He is expected to graduate in May 2013 with his BS in Advertising Design. Stephen is the President-elect for the 2012-2013 year in the Art & Copy Club. Click here to view his website:  



Claudia hails from Queens NY and completed her AAS in Fashion Merchandising Management at FIT. She is expected to graduate in January 2013 with her BS in International Trade and Marketing. She is a member of ITSA (International Trade Student Association) and has worked as an intern at Continental Reliance Group Global Licensing, a Visual Merchandiser at Banana Republic, a Catalog Fulfillment at Bloomingdale’s, and an Assistant to Designer for Quinn New York Inc. She is also a recipient of the BRAG Scholarship for Academic Excellence, was on the Dean’s List 2009-2012 for FMM and ITM, and is currently a contender for the Harold Sachs International Practicum Scholarship.


Tip of the Week: Summer Live Opening Day Info

To Bring on Opening Day:

  • Precollege wristband OR the Parental Consent Form
  • Student Schedule of Classes with room numbers
  • FIT Student ID Card

Parents may not escort students to the classrooms.
On Opening Day, parents may  pick-up their children in any of the college lobbies.
Students and parents may visit classrooms after Orientation Sessions only.

Supplies and Rooms 
Supply lists and the rooms numbers will be posted on the same page as class listings. Not all classes may require the purchase of supplies. View the Program Details page to choose your semester’s course listings and descriptions page.

Checking-in on the First Day:
Check the date of your First day of Class 

  • Saturday/Sunday/Summer Live – Students will report directly to the Great Hall located just west of 28th Street and 7th Avenue, thirty minutes before the start of class. They will hand-in their Parental Consent Form or present their Precollege wristbands and then proceed to the classrooms.
    All students must display their FIT ID upon entrance.
  • Summer Workshops – Students will report to the Great Hall located just west of 28th Street and 7th Avenue, thirty minutes before the start of class. They will hand-in their Parental Consent Form or present their wristband and proceed to the classrooms.
    Workshop students will obtain a temporary, four-day ID during check-in.

Room Numbers and Directions:



Summer Live FREE Lunch Hour Activities!

Precollege Lunch Hour Activities
Check out the following activities during SUMMER LIVE.

Times: 12:30-1:30
Location: FIT’s Dining Hall, located in between Buildings A and B.
Download the pdf here.

Tuesday, July 10: Hometown T-shirt Day!
Show your pride for your home city, state, country or town. Wear something that’s shows where you’re from and meet others who may be from your area! So don’t forget to pack a t-shirt, hat, etc…from your “hometown”

Thursday, July 12:  Short Animation Film Day
Faculty and staff of Precollege Programs select their favorite animated short films for viewing in the cafeteria. You’ll see some unique and fun films that will inspire you!

Monday, July 16:  Street Market Monday
You’ve spent your first week in NYC, now get photographed with your favorite NYC street find. It can be anything (Inexpensive hat, piece of jewelry or art, or maybe a knish!) Your photo may even appear on our Blog.

Tuesday July 17 and Wednesday July 18:  Artwork Photo-shoot
Precollege photographers will be stationed in the FIT Café to photograph your best piece of artwork to-date. Images will be emailed to you for your records and may be selected for our FIT website gallery!

Thursday, July 19:  Lunch with Alumni
Current FIT undergraduates who took Precollege classes will join students in the cafeteria to discuss their experiences and answer your questions

Monday, July 23:  Major Monday!
Enjoy a slideshow of FIT majors and examples of student work with tips and info for applying to FIT and creating portfolios.  An Admissions Representative will be present to provide materials and answer your questions.

Wednesday, July 25:  Looking Back
Classes end tomorrow. Let’s look back at the summer through our slideshow of photos taken in class and of student work.