35 posts tagged tshirt
This might be the easiest tshirt makeover ever - all you need is a top, the template, a pen and scissors. If you’re not keen on showing the world your back, layer it over a singlet or dress - maybe a floral cami and a plain rib cage tshirt for a bit of girly edge!?
I’m pretty sure if you found something like this in Anthropologie it would be upwards of $50! I really like this, mainly because you can’t find nice sweatshirts anywhere. Plus - no sewing!
Most of you probably know Scranton from The Office - I know Scranton because I actually visited it! Did I ever tell y’all that I lived in the USA for a while? I must have. Anyway, I lived in the tiny town of Floyd (which is just out of Rome, which was not far from Syracuse!) and we went on a lotof road trips. I have to say, if I ever moved to America permanently I would live in Penn state. It’s a beautiful area (plus so close to NYC!). Seeing that probably won’t happen in a long time, I think I’ll buy this awesome tshirt instead as a way to show my love!
Chic Steals always has the coolest tshirt DIYs, and this one is no exception! What a cute way to dress up a plain tee - and as my cousin Laura stated loudly tonight ‘IT SMELLS LIKE SUMMER!’, so short sleeve weather is quickly coming to get me. And if I have to face it, I’ll face it in adorable tee shirts!
Everywhere I look, there’s pastels, pastels, pastels! And yep, I’m loving it. I’ve seen tees like this selling for $50+ in stores, but this way is much easier and more customisable. I’ve never heard of Deco Ink Effects paints, but they look amazing to use (and they’re what gives this DIY it’s watercolour effect!)
Doily Tshirt | By Hand London
As expressed in may a post before, I love doilies, especially in fashion. I’ve seen lots of tops with the doily sewn onto the front, but I love this idea of sewing it onto the back with it open. A perfect top for Summer and even better as cover up for the beach!
Aztec Printed Shirt | P.S. I Made This
This DIY reminds me of potato printing when I was little! What an easy and cool way to decorate a plain tshirt. Fabric paint can be a little bit pricey so if you’re trying to keep costs down, get just the primary colours and mix them up!
Rosette Shirt | Ruffles & Stuff
This is another of those looks-hard-but-is-actually-quite-easy DIYs that I’m pretty sure I could whip up in an hour! Straight line sewing is my forte and the combination of tulle, cotton and the pretty colours is perfect for everyone.
Shredded Tshirt | Pretty Quirky Pants
So this DIY isn’t for everyone, but I know there are a few of you who would love this so that’s why I’m sharing it! Basically you cut off the bottom of the tshirt and then pull the threads. Pretty Quirky Pants not only has the tutorial but there is a great YouTube video for those of us who need a little bit more help. Perfect for those Summer days when you want a bit more coverage, and even better for taking with you to the beach or pool as a cover up!
Notebook Lined Tee | Say Yes! To Hoboken
Well Summer holidays are almost over (well, here anyway!) so I thought there might be some folks out there who would like to make this for a little one who will be going back or even starting. My niece starts school this year - yikes! I feel so old. In fact, I would probably wear this tshirt too. You could even write something on the shirt. Cute!
Heart Printed Tshirt | Internodiciotto
You know when you see something and you think, ‘oh my gosh why didn’t I think of that?’. This is such a cute idea - a plain tshirt, some fabric paint and a stamp and you’ve got your own printed top! You can make your stamp (look through my older posts for tutorials) or try the very sweet and cheap stamps from Nora Jane. I would love a feather stamped tee!
‘Artsy’ Tee | Ruffles & Stuff
Confession time: When I was younger, I would purposely leave paint on my hands/arms/legs/face to appear more ‘artsy’ and ‘bohemian’. People probably thought I was just really bad at washing myself in the shower. But to me it was like a form of self-expression/baiting, ‘I paint, and I want you to know it (and ask me about it, come on, ask me!)’ Some people might see this tee and think ‘what a poser’ but I love it. And the fact that you have more control over how your ‘paint spattered tee’ looks than if you did it accidentally makes it easier to wear. Because my real painting clothes are old giant oversized tshirts with hand prints and weird holes from where I accidentally cut too far and snipped myself. Not exactly fashionable. I’m going to make this tshirt and wear it proudly. And if you see me wearing it, ask me about it! Come on, ask me!
Super Easy Square Top | Cotton & Curls
I know what you’re thinking - yeah right, ‘super easy’! Well I promise, this is super easy! All it takes is a little measuring and about six seams. I’m seeing a lot of billowy, floaty tshirts around right now so making your own means you could probably make yourself a couple for the same price as one in the stores. Plus: who doesn’t like a comfy, oversize tshirt? They’re made for Summer weekends!
Ombre Shirt | Cotton & Curls
If it’s got ombre in the title, you know I’ll hunt it down! I’m not sure why I’m so taken with this DIY but I really love it. Maybe it’s the combo of stripes/grey/orange? I’m a bit obsessed with the old stripes at the moment (so y’all know it’s good that they’re in fashion right now!) If you’ve got a tshirt that’s a bit dingy or stained around the bottom (or even the top - you can top dip!) this is a great makeover.
Sweetheart Ballet Tee | ISLY
This tutorial uses elastic thread, something I’ve always wanted to try. I’ve seen it used in ruching but not like this! So pretty, and it’s great to use on a tshirt you no longer wear or want to update.