Tuesday, May 24, 2011

DIY Red Valentino bow on the back t-shirt

Would you like a great "wow-factor" t-shirt 

with about 20 minutes of work?
You've been served!

I made it last year and sure enough I'm going to wear it 
over and over again this summer :)

It all begun with some internet browsing, and when I look for t-shirt inspiration,
the  Red Valentino label is a great source. ... 
Yeah, a bit excessive price tags, agreed.
This shirt was 255$... now on sale @ 178.50 on net-a-porter.com.

left pic: net a porter - collage by moi

I had everything on hand:

Sheer Stretch Mesh Fabric in Black (1/2 yard will be more than enough)
* a sewing machine (but can be sewn by hand since it's really not much)

* cut the back of the t-shirt in the middle, leaving about 3" at the top uncut
* round the edges (optional, the original doesn't have round edges)
* cut a piece of black mesh in a sort of triangular shape with a round base (the two extra parts sticking out at the bottom won't be necessary if you don't round the edges)
* place the mesh inside the shirt and pin the sides onto the side of the cut 
* trim the excess mesh underneath 
* make a bow and pin it with a safety pin (so you can easily remove it to wash your shirt)

... probably even less then 20 minutes, right?

xox, d.

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