Thursday, December 08, 2011

Badger of the week (2)

Badger fun this week doubles up as a fun DIY for transforming an oversized t-shirt into something prettier to wear. I got this rather fetching t-shirt on ebay last year for the bargainous price of £2.99. It's top quality cotton and the design is lovingly hand-painted on and signed by the artist (someone called Danny Bradley). I love the badger (obviously), and the flower/woodland design is nice and colourful. I envisaged transforming this into a more fitted and flattering top which can be paired with skirts galore...

For this DIY you will need:
  • 1 oversized t-shirt (badger picture on the front optional)
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine/needle
Step 1. Try on the top and decide what you want to change. I simply cut of the sleeves and changed the neckline, as this rather simplistic diagram shows...
Step 2: Although the seams of cotton fabric like this usually don't need sewing to stop them fraying, it's a nice idea to seam the arm holes to give a tidier appearance (I didn't actually bother tho!).You could also shorten the t-shirt and re-seam the bottom, but seeing as I planned on wearing this tucked in to various things, I just left it long...

Step 3:
Using the left over material from the sleeves, cut three long strips of fabric and braid them together.

Step 4: Sew this carefully to the neckline for a pretty effect. You can also pinch in the sleeve parts to make a different shaped neckline like so...

Step 4:
Get dressed in your new, transformed top.
Et voila! A simple (and in my case, snuffly) new item of clothing to wear.

(Paired with my homemade golden stardust skirt)

An easy peasy, subtle but effective transformation!
Before and After

More badgers on their way soon!

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