Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How To ( Brought to you by Teen Vogue)

I saw this article in the latest Teen Vogue magazine and thought this might be helpful to those of you looking to make something to wear, but needing it to be a simple enough project. I hope this works out for you! Let me know if anyone decides to do this. I'd love to see how it turns out. I myself am thinking about making this dress. Although, I can't think of what I would spell out on the shirt though. Any suggestions?? Good luck, and be creative and fun with choosing your vintage fabric!


Word Play
Sophie Buhai (left) and Lisa Mayock (right), both wearing Vena Cava, with model Nina in the T-shirt dress they created.



What You'll Need:
*three yards of vintage fabric
*A tape measure
*scissors, needle, and thread
*a white t-shirt
*felt Stick-It letters
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Step 1: Down to Size
Cut the fabric to make the skirt of the dress. For width, measure your waist and multiply that number by three. Next, cut the desired length.



Step 2: Main Squeeze
Using the needle and thread, make a running stitch across the top of the fabric, with each stitch about one-quarter inch in length. When finished, pull the stitch to shirr the skirt.


Step 3: Spell It Out
Trim the bottom of the T-shirt so that it hits your natural waist. Sew the skirt's waist to the T-shirt's bottom. Stick the letters across the front of the shirt to spell out your message.



The Results
Enjoy your new custom dress!



pictures and steps: www.teenvogue.com

6 comments:

becca. said...

great idea. i want to make that now!! xx

Catherine said...

I want to try that!

milk said...

I really love this idea!!

Emmy said...

before i could ever attempt this, i'd have to be sure to have some clever witticism on it....which would take a while to be developed.

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Carlotta said...

great idea!! tnx for the bday whshes :))

E said...

That is so great. I need to do some more DIYs...I might need to try something like this...

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