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

-Tailor’s chalk

-Scissors

-Tape measure/ruler

-Pins

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!

Before:

After:

Very Blair huh? Or Dorota?

XXASAB

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§ 18 Responses to DIY embellished t-shirt

  • suzza says:

    where’s your tshirt from ? i’ve been trying to find a simple one like that in ages :)

  • paul says:

    Gob smacked ! complete transformation of a nearly dead , bit saggy shapeless t shirt into a super stylish and extremely flattering take on the little black dress. Way more interesting though and the proportions show your figure well. Neck detail is ace……what else..red tights, they rule obviously.

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  • callah says:

    awesome! hopefully i can get around to this one day!

  • Elle says:

    ah-mazing very blair ill have to try it one day!

  • nimfore says:

    I really like the both t-shirt both before and after. Great job, I think it’s kind of a Blair meets Dorota look! Where did you get the t-shirt from?

  • Thea says:

    i love this. it’s perfectly timed for a long weekend ativity!

  • Mharie says:

    That is amazing and simple! I love your instructions (I’m not good at following instructions), it’s easy and no fancy terms (which I hate very much) and right on with that little skill requirement.

  • Kylie says:

    Naww… you got tagged … by me!

    xx

  • Moniek says:

    aww Angela, you’re so talented! You did an amazing job! i wish i could make that one day! thaaaanks! xox Moniek

  • Coco says:

    haha, love the Dorota reference! It’s cute!

  • Z says:

    Gosh you young creative types scare me! So great that you are so productive at such a young age – keep at it, I have no doubt with your ambition you have a super bright future in fashion. Us older folk ought to watch out!

  • wow, talented work, very beautiful, nice work, looks great on you

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    I absolutely love this!

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