La customización de una camiseta debe ir acorde con el estilo de la misma. En este caso, no había mejor elección que customizar la camiseta con flecos hechos a partir de sus propias mangas. Así tenemos un cowboy style acorde con el print de la camiseta.
When you customize a garment, it must be appropriate to its style. In this case, the best choice was customizing the tee with fringes made out of its own sleeves. This way I got a cowboy style that matches with the print of the t-shirt.
Esta semana he resucitado unas viejas bailarinas cubriéndolas con viñetas de cómic con la técnica del “Decoupage”. En teoría esta técnica es útil para todo tipo de objetos, incluso se puede hacer decoupage en tela. Pero primero, y por si acaso salía mal, lo intente en unas bailarinas realmente viejas y utilicé cola blanca como medium (comprada en los chicos por 1€). En cuanto al cómic, utilicé el que venía de regalo con el periódico la semana pasada, “La isla del tesoro”, por lo que mis nuevas bailarinas han resultado realmente baratas.
This week I’ve resurrected a pair of old flat shoes covering them with comic using the “decoupage” technique. This technique is useful for all kind of object, even for fabric. But first, just in case it didn’t turned out well, I tried it in a pair of really old flat shoes and I used glue as medium (I bought in a kind of “pound shop” for 1€). Regarding the comic, I used the one that came with last weekend newspaper (“Treasure Island”), so my “new” flats have worked out really cheap.
Este no es un proyecto novedoso, ni particularmente original (hay decenas de proyectos como este en crafster.org) pero por supuesto tenía que intentarlo y aquí presumo del resultado:
This not an original project (there are tens like this in crafster.org) but of course I have to try it and here I show off the result:
I love drawing on my t-shirts as well as changing its shape with thread and needle and my bless scissors. Basically, I love making the whole design of my t-shirts. Up to now I only had my markers and my fabric paints, but they weren’t enough, above all bearing in mind that despite being a designer I’m not good at drawing (it’s as my hands doesn’t obey me). So, as a whim after a month working hard, I bought a transfer paper packet. I found it very expensive (5 sheets of transfer paper for 20€) but at least it included a black t-shirt. First I gave the t-shirt to my boyfriend (I love boys in black t-shirts!) but it was too small for him, so I kept it to experiment with it. And here is the result:
Además de cambiar la forma de las camisetas con aguja e hilo y mis benditas tijeras, me encanta dibujar sobre ellas. Vamos, que me encanta hacer el diseño integral de mis camisetas. Hasta el momento sólo contaba con mis rotuladores y pinturas para tela, pero me daban poca libertad, sobre todo teniendo en cuenta que pese a ser diseñadora no se me da bien dibujar (es como si mis manos no me obedeciesen) Así que, como capricho después de un mes de duro trabajo, me compré un paquete de papel transfer. Lo encontré especialmente caro (20€ 5 hojas de papel transfer)pero por lo menos de regalo venía una camiseta negra. Primero le regalé la camiseta a mi chico (¡adoro los chicos en camiseta negra!) pero le quedaba pequeña, así que me la quedé para experimentar. Y he aquí el resultado:
New Year’s Eve is for me a perfect excuse to make a new dress. And that’s what I used to do every year. This year my intention was use one of my tops and make a skirt similar to this one, but between my fabrics I found this piece of tulle that was part of another dress years ago.
The past December 24th, I considered the Xmas decoration done, despite I couldn’t do part of it, because I hadn’t got time enough. In fact, the decoration looks poor, but next year I’ll make more things. In the next picture you can see some of the garlands that I made to hang in the shelves. In all of them I used the yo-yo technique. I made some of them with sweets, and as I could imagine, my niece tried to eat most of them (and now my sister hates me!). By the way, my niece appears in one of the photos in the shelf. Isn’t she the most beautiful girl in the world?
These days I feel romantic. This is really weird, because I’m the least romantic person in the world. And most of the time, this is reflected in my dress style. I like to wear sexy or sport clothes. But sometimes I like to add romantic accessories to my style. Maybe because I feel more naive, or more feminine? And why? Am I in love? Or simply, it will have to do with my hormonal cycles?
Anyway, I’ve been doing flowers with the remains of fabric that had. I followed two different techniques, very easy both, and with different results.
Gosh…! These days I’m so busy with work that I don’t have time to sew. I have about 10 old t-shirts to do new projects, and I have ideas for each of them, and believe I’m looking forward to carry them out and post the results here.
Instead of designing and sewing I’m working hard to introduce changes in my life: I’m trying to finish my dissertation with all my might, I’m sending resumes to the companies I like to get the job of my dreams, and I’m thinking about becoming emancipated. It’s easy to imagine how this would improve my life… Don’t think I’m not happy right now, but it’s time for a change!
By the moment, I show you my last project. I have no tutorial for this one, but is very very easy. Whatever fate has in store for me, I’ll wait it with a pretty t-shirt on
I made a lot of holes in my jeans and here is the result (worn with skull leggings under them)
And here the tutorial to get a worn out aspect:
1- I took a pair of old jeans that I didn’t use:
2- Idraw the holes in the jeans and I cut them with scissors:
3- And finally I rub the holes with a paper cutter to get the worn aspect, as you can see in the next picture. If you do this, try to put something inside the jeans to not to damage the back. I put a newspaper (sometimes newspapers are useless)
Long time ago, a hairdresser gave me a black and white gym bag, very useful but bored.
I decided customize it with some sequins and this picture:
Why the piratebay’s logo? Well, here in Spain, and in other European countries, we pay a special tax whenever we buy an electronic device. It’s like a kind of fine for making ilegal copies of music and filmes. Since I must pay this tax… I must be a pirate!
That said, go ahead with the work!
The process is simple: I didn’t dare to stick the sequins directly in the bag, so I sticked them in a piece of fabric and then, I stick the fabric to the bag. As the bag is mainly black, the piece of fabric is black.
I used contact adhesive, because is the best to stick fabric and plastic. And believe, the sequins are well stuck!
And, of course, I didn’t stuck the sequins one by one! Jesus! Never do that! Because anyway it’s going to be a looong work. Spread the glue on the fabric, and then put the sequins on. It’s supposed that you must put glue in both sequins and fabric, but I only put it on the fabric and it worked.