Friday, October 14, 2011

DIY...I'm Seeing Stripes Tee

Remember sometime, about a month ago when I told you guys that I had been working on a few DIY t-shirt projects? Well I am finally putting up my results and instructions! My prized possession is my "I'm Seeing Stripes" shirt. As you can see, the shirt has definitely had some wear and tear, due to my cheap laundry detergent, and because I wear this shirt all of the time!
Here are the instructions:

1. Crop your white t-shirt as desired, using a ruler and a pencil to draw a line of wear you plan to cut it. For short instructions on cropping a shirt, check out my DIY Flower Girl Shirt tutorial
2. On a steady and flat surface (I used an ironing board, instead of my carpet), draw lines that are a ruler's length apart (approx and inch and 1/2), all the way up to the armpit. The number of lines will vary based on shirt size; I had 7 lines.
 3. Outline the lines that you plan to paint black, to ensure neatness, and then began to paint within with a black sponge brush. Make sure that the top line is painted black!
 4. Measure out about 3 1/2 to 4 inches above the top back line and draw a horizontal line. This is where the yellow portion of the shirt will be. Trace the outside of this area with the yellow paint to ensure neatness and then proceed to painting. Let it dry where it is; it'll take a few hours to dry completely.
And we're finished! This is how I wore it out the other day,


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19 comments:

zrno radosti said...

Following! Great T-shirt. :)

Liz said...

I love that shirt! So cute on you. Awesome DIY!

Disturbed Style said...

Wow! Great t-shirt! I love it :)

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

wow..the end effect is wonderful!
x

Mary said...

It looks good! I'm following you now :)

Amber said...

Awesome idea!

xo Amber P.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

cute shirt.

Raffaella said...

the result is so good! xoxo
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Tesa said...

cute!

Krystina said...

Adorable!! I'm living for big tshirts right now so this is lovely :) Thanks for stopping by my blog- glad it sent me this way! Happy to be a new follower! (OH! and thanks for thinking my puppy is adorable lol)
*Krystina
www.cupahotchocolate.blogspot.com

inmyhansonshirt said...

Omg, I love it! I want one!

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Nini said...

LOVE it on you! XX Nini

brittany leigh said...

this looks like a DIY that i could actually do! great shirt :)

brittany

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a girl with a smile said...

Awesome DIY

Bree said...

I'm so happy that you guys like it!!! =)

Megan said...

Great tshirt, I love the idea of making my own, might try it one weekend :-)

margaret cruzemark said...

The shirt is amazing!!!! I love it!!!
Many kisses and hugs!!!
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

Fash Boulevard said...

oh my goodness. i love this. great job. I hope you had an amazing weekend, love. Thanks for sharing. I attended a store launch party in Vegas this weekend, love if you'd check out the post. xo

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fashion meets art said...

wow, nice idea! i love stipes and these colours are so cool!
wish you a wonderful week.
maren anita

www.fashion-meets-art.com