Saturday, August 28, 2010
Hi T-shirt fans! I’m super excited to share with you new fun stuff over here at Generation T. (Note the shmancy header on this particular post!) Each month, I’m posting a new project (sometimes T-shirt, sometimes not — I’ll keep you on your toes!) sponsored by the lovely folks over at iLoveToCreate (umm…who doesn’t?). I’ll be posting every project right here, so you guys won’t miss out on anything, but I do encourage you to visit the iLoveToCreate blog from time to time since there are a number of other super fun crafty brains at work on new projects all the time.
Now here’s the good stuff: a T-shirt project I’ve been meaning to make and post for some time. I found the inspiration in a tween-ish retail store I visited this summer (I know, I know, now that I’m a thirty-something perhaps I should start shopping in more adult places) and thought, as I often do, I could so make that….And then, I grabbed some scissors and paint and made it: a tank top with a nod to 80s punk slashed couture and a wink to 80s hip-hop street style.
2 T-shirts (1 fitted, dark color; 1 in larger size, light color)
Tulip Big Phat fabric markers
Tulip Fashion Graffiti Spray Paint Kit (including fabric paint and spray paint cannon)
Tulip Fashion Graffiti stencils
paper grocery bag (or other scrap paper or sheet to use as a drop cloth)
chalk markerAleene’s Fabric Fusion (or needle and thread)
1. Cut off the sleeves of the darker T-shirt, just outside the seams, to make a tank top.
2. Cut off the neckband of the lighter T-shirt and lay the tank top over it, lining them up at the neck holes. Trace the tank top onto the T-shirt and cut out the outline through only one layer to make the peekaboo panel.
3. Set aside the dark tank top. Lay the panel flat on the grocery bag paper. Use the fabric markers and stencils to lay a background pattern. (I used chain link fence!)
4. Fill up the paint cannon and spray freehand across the panel in combination with stencils to create another pattern layer. Change colors as much as desired! Then set the panel aside and let it dry.
5. Turn the tank top inside out and measure and mark 9″-long horizontal lines, about 1″ apart, down the front. Stop about 4″ from the bottom hem.
6. Cut along the chalk lines through just one layer of fabric.
7. Gently place the (now dry) panel right side down against the front of the (still inside out) tank top, lining them up again at the neckline. Peel back one side of the panel and squeeze an even amount of fabric glue along the edge. Then gently press the edge against the tank top. Continue gluing around the straight edges only (minus the bottom hem) to attach the panel to the slashed surface of the tank top. Let it dry!
8. Carefully turn the tank top right side out and try it on! The bright graffiti panel will peek through the slashes you made in the front of the darker layer.
-If you want to keep the sleeves attached and your shoulders covered, do it! Simply tuck the sleeves inside the shirt while you’re tracing it in step 2.
-If you want to be able to change things up at on a moment’s notice, just spray an entire tank top (rather than a panel) in steps 3 and 4 and wear it layered underneath the slashed tee. Then you have the option of having the graffiti tank peeking between the slashes or any other tank top you have in your wardrobe!
-Try slashing different shapes! Familiarize yourself with the Brokenhearted tee (project #3 in Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt) for a sweet spin on this project.
Now go off and fight. For your right. To par-tee!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
* Things you'll need
- Sewing Machine
- Measuring tape
- 1/2 inch 36-40 inches
_ 1 extra Large men's dress shirt
1) Cut a strait line from the underarm. This will make the body of the dress
2) Fold over 3/4 on the cut edge. This will be the elastic casting.
3) You'll run the elastic from one side seam to the other.
4) insert the elastic in the side seam you left first
5) With the end of the elastic sticking out,sew a vertical line near the to hold the elastic in place
6) sew the other end of the elastic into the casting
7) pull the rest of the elastic through the other side seam.
8) stick the rest to the elastic into the casting and close it up.
9) cut one sleeve off the shirt . this will be the bodice.
10) cut the sleeve into two pieces
11) use a tank top pAttern to cut the sleeve pieces for the bust
12) sew the darts in place
13) repeate onthe second piece
14) finish all raw edges
15) align the bodice pieces with the dress overlapping two pieces and sew
16) use the rest of the sleeve fabric for the straps
17) place the ends of two straps together and sew
18) turn the straps inside out
19) sew the straps to the top or the bust pieces
now u have a fun chick dress to wear in the summer
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
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It's a miracle . Hi Blogger and am here with great news on a homemade toner that helps remove acne.
Things you need
* uncotted ASprin .98 cent at walmart
* witch Hazel $4.00 at walmat
* A clean bottle or traveler bottle .99 cent in cvs
First take 12 asprin an put it in the bottle . then pour some witch hazel into the bottle half way
wait for the asprin to desolve into the witch hazel
then apply it to your face using a a cotton ball.
Then brush off the asprin grain
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
When it comes to style and fashion it's about what you like and your personality. So come on! It's your world your style and your singnificant taste. SO, get up ! raise your needles up for diy and expessing our syle on a low budget. Shred it cut it, make hot,cute or sassssssy ,it your style and make it any way you wanna. It doesn't matter if what you like is diffrent or when you in room people snicker. It's doesn't matter.It's Style of Expression.