DIY embellished t-shirt
April 28, 2010 § 18 Comments
I’ve been asked numerous times before to do a DIY tutorial but for numerous reasons (mainly laziness) I’ve rejected the idea, but I finally stumbled upon something that’s cute, fast and requires very little real sewing skills. T-shirt decoration, and I’m not talking the usual print screen and cut stuff here! I’m not very good with giving or taking instructions I’m more of a ‘sew-as-you-go’ gal so please bear with my instructions. You’ll need:
- An oversized t-shirt
-Hand sewing needles
And the following in a contrasting colour to your T (but no green and red combos… just no, please)
-A pair of lace collars ( I’m not 100% about where you can get them but lace cut into the shape of a collar – either peter pan or ainsley will do)
- 5 buttons
- 10 cm of trimming ; I’ve chosen a cute crochet but ruffles, more lace and any eyelet trimming would be fine
- 45cm of satin or grosgrain ribbon ; any thickness from 0.5-2cms
Step 1: Pin decorative collar to the neckline of the T and the trim to the top of the pocket (or the general area where it would be if your T doesn’t have a pocket ) and sew!
Step 2: Make a bow with the ribbon and attach onto the centre of the collar, by attach I mean sew.
Step 3: Using the tailor’s chalk mark 5 dots, 2 inches apart starting 3 inches down from the neckline
Step 4: Stitch the buttons onto marked dots, and you’re pretty much done!
Optional: Belt loops + sash
- Thread that matches your t-shirt
- Ribbon measuring your waist + 50 cms
Step 5: Put on your T-shirt and mak a dot where your natural waist is and repeat on other side. Take it off, then mark dots either 2 inches above or below the original dot depending on whether you want a higher or lower belt (but it really doesn’t matter much).
Step 6: Make 4 back and forth long stitches from one dot to another and repeat on the other side. Thread the belt through…
ET VOILA! You’re done!
Very Blair huh? Or Dorota?
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