Monday, July 25, 2011

the girotondo tee

means "ring around the rosie" in italian.
It is also the name of an Alessi's collection.

yes, this tee refashion was inspired by... a tray.
Alessi round tray

This is not the first time that I took inspiration from some kind of design originally intended for the home and translated into something to wear. 
...and this is a great way to cover up several random blueberry (and raspberry too) spots on your t-shirt!

Get your patience ready, and cut out this guy's shape out of an old even more messed out shirt about...  25 times. (mine is about 2-1/2" high and 1-3/4" wide)

Place the first ones on the spots and work around in circle, like they are holding hands. 
... and stitch with a contrasting thread.
Easy, peasy (but very boring indeed)

Just for fun, I left some of the "legs", "arms" and "heads" hanging passed by the hem of the shirt... just because.

I hand stitched all these little guys, but it can be done with a sewing machine, of course. But I do get anal OCD and like the hand stitch detail a lot better. Shame on me!!

xox, d.


  1. I LOVE this t-shirt! It looks fabulous with all those little guys on! Love your inspiration!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Very cool! I love how the design goes off the shirt a bit! Too cute!

  3. oh my u are such an artist with the t's you need to write a book.
    Thank you so much for making our linking party rock this week...I hope to see you every week.
    You are featured at

  4. sei proprio la regina delle t-shirt!
    sono sempre così interessanti e diverse! :D

  5. Thank you very much to visit my blog.
    I love all the things you do! :D


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