I really like this trend so you will probably see it a lot in the next few months. For today I have a DIY project to share. This was inspired by my love of this trend and the awesome Celine outfit Cate Blanchett is wearing on the cover of Vogue this month. So here is my attempt to bring my own dangerous individuality to the pop art trend in the form of a T shirt transformation!
What I bought:
Fabric Paint, I chose Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint, in Metallic Black, Red, Blue and Yellow
What I already had on hand: (Because I also love creating new, trendy clothes that are easy on the budget!)
Old paint rollers, one small and smooth, and one large and textured (I have used these on various home projects, but they worked just fine! And I washed them up for use again! )
Cardboard and newspaper for mess control
Small foam paintbrushes, these are also washable and reuseable!
1 $3.00 White Fruit of the Loom Men's Large T-shirt, from Walmart (designer, I know, but it's what I had!)
What I did:
Because the T shirt was a men's large and I'm a size 0-2 and have a female shape, I needed to take the shirt in. (Yes, I could have bought my own size, but I wanted this to be a longer, and I already had a men's shirt, so I was saving $ using the one I had) I put the shirt on inside out and marked with safety pins where it needed to be tapered in. Then I marked lines with a pencil and cut off the excess. I cut some off the sleeves too. Then sewed the new seams with my serger, starting at the sleeve and ending at the bottom hem of the shirt. Turned it right side out, tried it on to make sure it fit and then got creative, individual and dangerous! (Yes, I'm laughing at myself saying that!!)
For the fun part......I put lots of Metallic Black paint in a piece of cardboard and rolled the small, smooth roller in it and went to town rolling it over the T-shirt (that I lined with newspaper to block transfer through to the back). Then I added the other colors using the larger, textured roller. Then I used the foam paint brushes so make some more definite lines in places. And for dangerous individuality's sake I added some art work of my own in the form of a heart, star and lips!
I really liked how it turned out!
No...it's not the amazing Celine number, but it is dangerous individuality nonetheless!
Hope you like my little T-shirt Transformation! And I hope it inspires you to show your own "dangerous individuality" this Season!
Here are some pics from today's project!
|Here I am looking super hot in my manly T-shirt. (Sarcastic, before transformation)|
|Here I have marked the excess fabric to be removed using safety pins.|
|Here I've laid the shirt out and marked the line to sew along with a pencil.|
|Then I cut off the excess shirt!|
|Sewing the new side seam with the serger.|
|Here I've cut excess off the sleeves too.|
|My new, more girly artists palette!|
|My tools and Inspo!|
|Ready for creativity!|
|Let's get this party started!! Dip, roll, and repeat baby!|
|Now to add those pops of color!|
|Notice how my assistant is super careful about his paint placement! (Yes, sarcasm!) Don't be precise, just go with it and have fun!|
To style the shirt I went with Moto, it's a trend hot right now and I kinda like it!
|Here's the finished project!|
|The Jacket: Wilson Red Leather Moto, thanks to my seester (it's hers, but I thought it would look bomb with the shirt!) The Jeans J Brand Highwaist skinnies.|