Thursday, April 14, 2011

me likey you, phillip lim

Yes, another t-shirt refashion (and more to come, since finally spring has sprung!!)


Phillip Lim, you got me with this rope t-shirt... I knew it was calling my name, right? 
Dear Phillip, I said my name, not my wallet... ;)


inspiration&realisation

Phillip Lim
rope t-shirt $270




















T-shirt and rope, what's not to like? 
I went right in full action and made-it-happen, but I warn you, this one requires a bit of dedication...


--> How I madeitmyself:
I had a long sleeves raglan t-shirt that was just perfect for the mission, and about 5 yr of white cotton rope.
inspiration&realisation
Got my ruler and water soluble marker in motion, and by looking at the printout of the shirt, I started to trace the lines 3/8" apart.
Tried the shirt on, decided where to cut the sleeves,  measured the total length of the lines (just in case) and... 
I screamed - I mean: a lot.
My 5yr of rope were not even close to be enough, and changing the pattern wasn't an option.
The option was: run to the fabric store and buy some more! 
... and here is where I had to come up with the plan B: my rope was out of stock... so... decided I would go with a different kind: not white, not cotton, but this jute one, hopefully, I'll like it just enough.
Oh, and yes, to make this shirt you'll need about 10yr of jute cord.
inspiration&realisation
I started to cut the rope in pieces to match the lines on the shirt, wrapped the edges of the rope with some thick cotton thread, and get all my bits ready... 
And this is quite time consuming.


But the best part is that my sewing machine didn't even want to try sew onto the hemp rope...: if you, like me, don't take no for an answer, hand sew it was.






That's the dedication part: hand sewing 10 yr of rope in a running stitch is beyond boring and beyond time consuming.
I dropped the shirt down more than few times, get to something else, and got back to work, so I don't have a clear idea of how much time from beginning to end, but it was A LOT.
half way done and so much rope to go
Anyway, I totally like the contrast of the hemp with the grey, and this is what counts!


xox, d.

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  3. This is pretty!! The hand sewing part sounds a little daunting to me... but your finished product looks like it was worth it. Visiting you from Lamb Around.

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  4. the hand sewing part drove me insane!!

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  5. Wow, my hands hurt just thinking about all that hand sewing. Your efforts were worth it as your T-shirt looks fantastic.

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  6. You must have so much patience to have done all that hand sewing, but it certainly paid off--that T-shirt is fabulous!

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  7. Oh.. I like it!.... very textural.. good job!

    Maddie - The D.A.

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  8. Love the remake, upcycling of clothes! love love love the ideas I may have to borrow a few of these ideas! I am getting back into sewing and using clothes that would otherwise be thrown out for too many holes and such!

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  9. lots of these shirts that i'm refashioning have either holes or spots that aren't coming off :)

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  10. wow girl you really love grey! hhaha love your blog :D ♥

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