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Gettin’ Crafty with T-Shirts March 29, 2010

Filed under: DIY,Fashion,Green — princess7strawberry @ 3:30 PM
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It’s Spring Break… And I’m bored! So to occupy my time, I’m trying to work up a brainstorm to figure out how to revamp some T-shirts I have hanging in my closet.

The inspiration source:

Generation T

Shirt #1: Front.  This shirt I received from participating in the Heritage Festival, March 2003. It is really huge, but I’ve been hanging onto it not only because it shows off a milestone in my life, but I think that the graphics are cool and I’ve been wanting to transform it into something really cool.

Shirt #1

Shirt #1: Front Detail.

Shirt #1 Front Detail

Shirt #1: Model Front.  Don’t laugh at how goofy I look in all these pictures. It was awkward enough to waddle backwards after setting the camera timer up.

Shirt #1 Model

Shirt #1: Back.

Shirt #1 Back

Shirt #1: Back Detail.  That’s me in the lower left-hand side, by the way.

Shirt #1 Back Detail

Shirt #1: Model “Back”.  I’m playing with the idea of making the back the frontside.

Shirt #1 Back Model

Shirt #2: Front.  Drake Bell shirt I bought on the official merchandise website, as part of a special deal during his release of his sophomore album, “It’s Only Time”. It was of his tour in 2006, but I saw him during his tour of the following year in July 2007. I like the fit, so I might just keep it the way it is.

Shirt #2 Front

Shirt #2: Front Detail.

Shirt #2 Front Detail

Shirt #2: Back.

Shirt #2 Back

Shirt #2: Back Detail.

Shirt #2 Back Detail

Shirt #2: Model.

Shirt #2 Model

Shirt #3: Front.  Concert t-shirt of the luscious hot blonde from High School Musical, Lucas Grabeel. This was on the HSM 2006 tour.

Shirt #3 Front

Shirt #3: Front Detail.

Shirt #3 Front Detail

Shirt #3: Back.

Shirt #3 Back

Shirt #3: Back Detail.

Shirt #3 Back Detail

Shirt #3: Model.

Shirt #3 Model

Shirt #4: Front.  Aly & A.J. concert t-shirt. The Living Room tour, August 2006. Really big, but really love it. Definitely one of the top projects I want to work on.

Shirt #4 Front

Shirt #4: Front Detail.

Shirt #4 Front Detail

Shirt #4: Back.

Shirt #4 Back

Shirt #4: Back Detail.

Shirt #4 Back Detail

Shirt #4: Model.

Shirt #4 Model

Shirt #5: Front.  Aly & A.J. concert t-shirt. Insomniatic tour, July 2007.

Shirt #5 Front

Shirt #5: Front Detail.

Shirt #5 Front Detail

Shirt #5: Back Detail.

Shirt #5 Back Detail

Shirt #5: Model.

Shirt #5 Model

Shirt #6: Front.  I bought this back in the summer/fall of 2008. It was exactly what I was looking for, except that it’s supposeto be a nightshirt, and thus has a really long hem.

Shirt #6 Front Original

This was meant to be part of a Back to the Future’s Marty McFly meets Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends’ Goo Goo Gaga look, for a mid-winter outfit. Now I need a yellow puffer vest to complete the look (http://www.landsend.com/pp/DownVest-77279_146484_59.html?CM_MERCH=PGGT_1_from_0000047371_to_0000027993).

Shirt #6: Detail.

Shirt #6 Detail

Shirt #6: Model.  This is how it’s original length looks.

Shirt #6 Original Model

Shirt #6: Front.  The hem is folded up to where I want the length to be.

Shirt #6 Folded

Shirt #6: Demonstration.  So my question is: What shall I do with the extra fabric?

Shirt #6 Demonstration

Shirt #6: Detail.

Shirt #6 Detail

Shirt #6: Model.  Hem folded up, how the length will look.

Shirt #6 Model Modified

Shirt #7: Front.  My Paul Frank’s Julius as Speed Racer t-shirt. I haven’t worn it in a while. It’s got a nice comfy fit. I don’t think I want to do any major changes to it, but possibly make it a slightly more fitted look.

Shirt #7 Front

Shirt #7: Detail.  His visor has a glossy finish.

Shirt #7 Detail

Shirt #7: Model.

Shirt #7 Model

Shirt #8: Front.  A shirt of “The Fairly Odd Parents” that I got from Paramount’s Great America back in 2004. I love the graphic. Not sure if I dig that the hem is so short, it’s more of a mid drift kind of fit.

Shirt #8 Front

Shirt #8: Detail.  Text reads: “NOD if you’re Fairly Odd” … “Paramount Parks”

Shirt #8 Detail

Shirt #8: Model.  The picture kind of came out dark, but you can see how the fit is.

Shirt #8 Model

Idea #1 for Shirt #8: Generation-T Project #22, The baby doll dress With star-pattern fabric for the skirt (see next photo)

Idea #1.8

The style & print I would use for shirt #8 & the baby doll dress. Calico Fabric-Multi Stars Black, from Joann # 7925746 reg. 6.99

Fabric

Shirt #9: Front.  This was my work shirt. While I love the color, fit, and feel, I feel it’s time to remove the label from sight. What kind of embellishment shall I try? A slashed-shaped look, or patchwork?

Shirt #9

Shirt #9: Detail.

Shirt #9 Detail

Shirt #9: Model.

Shirt #9 Model

Generation-T Project #94 (my 1st DIY!), the braided cord

Braided Cord Book

Three t-shirt hems (in pink, black, & navy) cut, stretched, & braided. The pink is from an older t-shirt, which was more stretched out. I decided to leave the longer bit instead of snipping it off. Hems included were actually from Shirt #1 & 5.

Braided Cord

Finished product on model, wearing it the traditional hippie/sweatband way, but carries other functions for hair, neck, or waist wear.

Braided Cord Model

Generation-T Project #94 Step 1: Cut hem off

Cutting Cords

Wanted to take a step up and add color to the band. I had these Tulip-brand spray-on color paints from a project beforehand.

Fabric Spray

Start sprayin’… Tye dye!

Tie Dye!

Final product. Came out a little less tye dye-like, but I’m satisfied with the color. Now just need to iron it & let it fully dry. Then save it to complete another project.

Finished colored cord