Very Simply T-shirt recon. Halter neck

This weekend I made a very simply t-shirt recon. Here is the tutorial:

1- Cut the t-shirt as I show in the next picture. As you can see, you have the pattern of the t-shirt (the front and the back, in dotted line) and two strips. You will need the entire strip number 2, and only the half (or even less) of the strip number 3.

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2- Sew the 3 pieces as I show in the second picture.  This is, the strip number 3 will be the central part of the front, and sew the strip number 2 to the back, to both sides of the front and then sew its extremes. This strip will pass behind your neck.

sewing3- Finally, gather the neck in its central part. This is the result:

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How to customize a gym bag

Long time ago, a hairdresser gave me a black and white gym bag, very useful but bored.

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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.

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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.

Here is the final result:
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Tutorial t-shirt recon – naïf

Some people in t-shirt surgery asked me for the tutorial of one of the t-shirts that I showed in my last post. Well, I don’t have pictures of the procces, but anyway, I’ve been playing with my computer and here it is!

1 – Take the big t-shirt that you’re going to recon and another one of your t-shirts, one of those that fits you sooo well. Put one over the other to mark the pattern. To mark it on the sleeves (the most difficult part) you can use pins, putting them across both t-shirts and following the seam the small t-shirt. That way, you can move the sleeve of the small t-shirt and mark the pattern in the big t-shirt.

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2 – Cut the big t-shirt 2 cm away from the pattern, to have a seam allowance. Don’t trhow the rest of the fabric away: you will use it later.

3 – Sew both sides of the t-shirt.

4 – Now we will make the neck: Cut the neck like in the next picture. You will have to sew it later in the slit.

neck5 – Take the fabric that you cut in step 4. Cut the neck line.

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6 – Then take the fabric you cut in step 2, and cut a strip, a long strip. Tie this strip around the fabric of the step 5 and the slit of the t-shirt. Voilá! You have your neck with the bow.

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7 – Now we’re going to do the sleeves. Take the sleeves of the big t-shirt (you cut them in the step 2) and cut a small strip of fabric like in the picture:

sleeve8 – Sew them following the lines I draw in the next picture, but don’t joint the pieces of fabric! You’re sewing them to gather them. And for that, once you have sewed them, take both extremes of the thread and pull of them.

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9 – Take the rest of fabric of the step 7 (it must be strip) and sew it to the sleeve. You have gathered the sleeve, so you’ll have a rest. I recommend to begin to sew on the top of the sleeve. That way the seam of the strip will match with the seam of the sleeve.

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10 –  Finally, sew the sleeves to the t-shirt. As before, I recommend to begin sewing the top of the sleeve.

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Tutorial – Your favorite band strapless t-shirt and other two t-shirt recons.

In this post I’ll explain how to do strapless t-shirt like this:

DIY - Dandy Warhols strapless t-shirt

1 – First, I used a normal and big red t-shirt and one of my strapless t-shirts to do the pattern. Many people think that you have to do a tube in fabric to do a strapless t-shirt. But taking your pattern from another t-shirt, you will be sure that your new t-shirt will fit you perfectly.

For that, I put one over the other and I marked my pattern with pins.

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2 – Then, I sew the pattern:

sewing the t-shirt

3 – To paint the drawing in the t-shirt, I transfer it printing it a sheet and putting this sheet over the fabric. Then, I rubbed the sheet with alcohol. That way, the ink is transferred to the fabric. Then I used a pen (special for fabric) because is cheap and accurate.

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In this picture you can see the result: IMG_0592

4 – Finally, I decorated it with a lace ending. It’s not elastic, so it’s important to take well the measure over your chest.

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Other two t-shirt recons that I did this weekend:

Before:

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After and three ways of dressing it:

And the second recon:

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First post, first rock

Hello Dear Readers!

After one year thinking about the lot of things I do and the few things I brag about I decided to write this blog. I’ll talk about DIY, design and music, and maybe about many other things. Enjoy it!

¡Hola queridos lector@s!

Después de un año pensando sobre las muchas cosas que hago y las pocas cosas sobre las que presumo, decidí escribir este blog. Hablaré sober DIY, diseño y música, y quizás muchas otras cosas. ¡Difrutadlo!