Monday, April 4, 2011

5 minutes (seriously) t-shirt refashion

I already mentioned that I'm a t-shirt junky, so this is not big news.

During one of my online window shopping (if such a thing actually exists), I saw this Piazza Sempione hand painted dress, and the more I was looking at it, the more I was thinking: ok, that shouldn't take more than 5 minutes, I mean, look at it... 
Since this was one of these things that you JUST DO IT! there's not photo-tutorial, but again, there's no need for it, because:

--> All you need:
* white t-shirt
* fabric paint in your choice (I used a military green)
* wide paintbrush (1" to 1-1/2") 

--> doityourself:
* stretch your shirt onto a cardboard covered in saran wrap or a plastic bag
* mix the fabric paint in 2/3 paint, 1/3 water (it helps with the long strokes)
* print out the picture of the dress, so you sort of have a pattern to follow
* dip your paintbrush in the paint, and with a firm hand and long strokes paint few lines.
* let it dry and press it on reverse to fix the color.

xox, d.


  1. Cute cute!!~ Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  2. newbies rule :) !!! thankyou, Debbie!

  3. This is so cute...nice job!

  4. Cute idea! Thank for sharing- I need to try this out.

  5. this is a cool idea!!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my new link party, Your Whims Wednesday!

  6. thanks Rebecca, I just linked it! I like your blog!

  7. 5 minutes is just about all the time I have some days!

  8. Beautiful! That's an awesome way to revamp a t-shirt :)

  9. Hi!
    What do u mean by press it on reverse to fix the color? Did u paint directly on the shirt?

  10. it is painted directly on the shirt, indeed. once the paint is dry, reverse and iron for 5 minutes.

  11. Thanks! I want to try this, hopefully tomorrow


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