Thursday, June 14, 2012

DIY cool for dad: polo shirt

transform a marketing/logo polo shirt into dad's favorite

Another quick project, suitable for beginners, 
that requires only few minutes for a big improvement.

These logo polo shirts that get piled up and never been used?

The quality is often very good and I can't stand a good quality garment locked up at the bottom of the closet or used only for a "I-don't-care-if-I mess-it-up" reasons.

Taking the inspiration from designers' as Dolce & Gabbana and Galliano polo shirts with contrast pockets, I'm going to use one of the denim pockets I removed from my D&G inspired refashion and hide the logo.

top pics: polyvore - collage by moi

I had the pocket already, but it's an easy enough task to do with a small piece of fabric in contrast color.
(how cool is the one with the bandana fabric??)

I don't have my sewing machine here, 
therefore I'll show you a cheat-stitch 
to make a "look alike" machine stitch 
that will look neat also on the wrong side of the garment.

* PIN the pocket onto the shirt, making sure that the pocket is well aligned and parallel to the button opening of the shirt
* I'm using the denim thick thread and will do a SMALL BASTING STITCH. 
It will look like this:  _  _  _  _ 

* Once you get to the end of the seam, repeat the SMALL BASTING STITCH by filling the blank spots.

* the wrong side of the shirt will look neat, sure better than a running stitch.

Perfect for father's day!!
 xox, d. 

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