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Day of the dead T-shirt

Added Aug 12, 2009

by lucaltd

London, United K...






I just bought some amazing fabric markers from the Southbank gallery shop at the weekend, and i was itching to get started on converting one of my boy’s white t-shirts (i did ask first, although it took some patience on my part!), I decided upon a Dia de los Muertos (day of the dead) themed skull motif and drew it up on Adobe Illustrator, then scaled it to the right size and printed it onto A4 paper, then placed it under the jersey and carefully drew over it in my fabric markers.

Have to say I am really happy with the result, it came out really well and i will definately wear this! In fact I am wearing it right now!

For the halterneck shape I cut the sleeves off and then cut straight across from left to right under the collar, front and back.

Then I turned the armholes under and stitched twice for a clean edge and better shape, and then turned the neckline down by 5mm and stitched and then by an inch and stitched to make a casing.

For the ties i cut a couple of inch wide strips the total width of another white t-shirt i have and gave them a little tug to curl them up then threaded 1 through the front and 1 through the back casing and tied at the shoulders on both sides.

Et voila!

Material Notes

Boyfriend’s white t-shirt, white cotton thread, amazing Graffiti T-shirt markers!!




Garment Type

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    Aug 12, 2009, 05.02 PMby ichigogirl

    Oh, wow, well executed! The “print” is amazing! Gosh I wish I had a boyfriend to get excess t-shirts and shirts from for conversion projects… lucky you ;-)!

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