Dress out of two t-shirts

Here it is! My last recon! A dress made out of two t-shirts, one black and other green with a print in the front.  I was inspired during a show of the “Spinto Band”, during the Play Doc festival, isn’t it great? Great the festival, great the concert and great being inspired by them.  And the last weekend I wore it for the first time. When my beautiful two years old niece saw me with the dress on, exclaimed: “You look very nice!” so I was very proud of my new dress, until she added: “Are you going to a fancy dress party?” Well, maybe the colour is too flashy.

¡Aquí está! ¡Mi última reconstrucción! Un vestido hecho a partir de dos camisetas, una negra y otra verde, con un dibujo en el frente. Me inspiré durante un concierto de “The Spinto band”, durante el festival Play Doc, ¿no es genial? Genial el festival, genial el concierto y genial inspirarme en ellos. Y el pasado fin de semana estrené el vestido. Cuando mi preciosa sobrina de dos añitos me vio con el vestido puesto exclamó: “¡Qué guapa estás!” así que me enorgullecí de mi vestido, hasta que añadió: “¿Vas de carnaval?” Bueno, quizá el color es un poco llamativo.

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PLAY! t-shirt recon

I had a baggy tee with the word “Play” written in colours, and I loved it, but it had the word written very at the top, very near the neck.

Tenía una camiseta enorme con la palabra “Play” escrita en colores, y me encantaba, pero la palabra estaba escrita muy arriba, muy cerca del cuello.

I took my scissor and another old fuchsia tee and here is the result:

Pillé mis tijeras y otra camiseta fucsia y aquí está el resultado:

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How I rock my jeans

I made a lot of  holes in my jeans and here is the result (worn with skull leggings under them)
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And here the tutorial to get a worn out aspect:
1- I took a pair of old jeans that I didn’t use:
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2- I draw the holes in the jeans and I cut them with scissors:
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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)
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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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