Monday, July 29, 2013

Rocker T-Shirt Reconstruction


I absolutely LOVE doing t-shirt reconstructions! I'll never stop doing these, no matter how rich and famous I get, lol.  Here's my latest. 

I bought this t-shirt in Old Navy. I loved the words and guitar print combo, so cool! It wasn't particularly super big, it was just unflattering.


I decided to take it apart; the entire front, sleeves and all, from the entire back.


Then I cut it in this shape. I was intending to make a cowl neck line.


Here's the back shape. I used a self drafted pattern for this.




But then I thought "this is a rocker t-shirt, it needs a more dramatic transformation than just a cowl. I am a big fan of asymmetry so I looked in my leather stash and decided to add a patch on one side. I also folded the neckline into this asymmetrical shape and stitched it on the side.



Here's what it looks like from the back


My best air guitar! lol.


I really love the way it came out. Since I truly believe in the transformative power of clothes, it's a special piece that can be saved for times when I don't feel like a rock star. 

I'm always interested in knowing what you think and I read each and every comment.




14 comments:

  1. T-shirt refashions are my fave! I love the pop of leather you added, very rocker! Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much Theresa! I look forward to seeing your refashions all the time.

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  2. Love it!!! I would totally buy it!!!

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  3. Thank you Lizette! I actually plan to offer t-shirt reconstruction services so let me know if I can reconstruct anything for you!

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    1. Awesome!!!! I have a few tees that I have been on the fence about tossing. I love the idea of making them new. I also have clothes from when I was heavier, that I kept just in case. I loved the denim dress you reconstructed. We definitely need to meet up and discuss.

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    2. Yay! Let's talk! I'll be in touch.

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  4. LUV IT!!! I have NO imagination...GREAT JOB

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    1. Thank you! and I'm sure you have a creative, imaginative bone in you somewhere, look deep! Thank you for commenting!

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  5. Love this!!! Rocker indeed!! I would LOVE for you to share this at "That's My Style" Link Party going on TODAY on my blog. I hope to see you there! :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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    1. Thank you! Love ur blog and am now following!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing this at "That's My Style" Link Party!!! I'm so happy you did!! I love this shirt!! Are you still having trouble with the button?? Not sure if you got my reply but I checked the code and its working properly so I'm not sure what may be going on on your end. :( I do hope you'll join the link party again though. I can't wait to see what you have to share next week. YOu have so many fun posts to choose from!!!! :D

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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    1. Ur so sweet Karla! Your button is now up on the blog. Looking forward to sharing in your linky parties, thank you for the opportunity!

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  7. THat's such a great idea! I'll definitely have to try it :)

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  8. Thank you Amelia! I'm now following you on GFC and through e-mail. Thanks for connecting!

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