November 28, 2010

D I Y / Two Tone Shirt

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Instructions:

Needed
-Two shirts of the same size (I used two from Zara)
-scissors
-a few pins
-sewing machine/needle and thread

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step one.
Cut both shirts in half. An easy way to do this is laying the shirts flat on the ground and aligning the side seems. Pin the seams together at the top and at the bottom of the shirt. The fold that is created should be the exact middle. What you could do to make sure you cut straight is ironing the fold before cutting the shirt in half.

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step two.
Pin two halves of the different colors together. It is important that the top and the bottom align perfectly. Cheaper shirts aren't made flawlessly, the shirts I bought differed slightly although they were the same size. The white shirt was 2 cm larger than the tan one. The solution was to make a tiny pleat at the bottom.

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step three.
Sew together the four halves.

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step four.
Voila now you have a pair of two tone shirts!
I gave one of them to a good friend who I've missed a lot since both our schools started in September and we haven't been able to see each other much.
How adorable is it that this is like the shirt version of a BFF- necklace!? Although with these ones it would look ridiculous to wear together. So when you're giving away the other halves of your shirts don't forget to make arrangements about when (not) to wear them!

62 comments:

Sofie said...

Amazing idea! It went out really well :-)

xx

Marina said...

that's really cool! and well executed!

Lisanne & Carlijn said...

je ziet er supermooi uit! x

Cylia said...

haha je hebt gelijk:) afspreken wanneer je niet en wel draagt:p je hebt altijd van de geweldige DIY stuff.. echt awesome:) keep it up. leuk om te zien.

death_sexxx said...

oh cool idea.. would love to do this with trousers too!

Jantine said...

Haha, ik had er helemaal niet aan gedacht dat je er dan twee had! ;)
Nouja heel leuk gedaan in ieder geval!

Fashionable and me♥ said...

Wat een geweldig idee!
Echt heel erg leuk!
Het staat ook erg mooi. Als ik ook twee dezelfde blousjes heb, ga ik dit ook doen!

ParisiannSkies said...

this is such a cool idea,
looks like an amazing finished product.

The Robyn Diaries said...

This is a great idea, love it! I wish I could do the same however forgot my sewing machine while moving house a few years back and haven't been able to get a new one since :(

Heis said...

Perrrrrrfect, like always!

x

heylila said...

This is amazing! I wish I could sew and had a sewing machine. Your DIYs are always breathtaking!

Bisous,
Mia

KittehsCupcakes said...

Het staat leuk en het is ook nog eens een prachtig gebaar om het aan je vriendin te geven!!

Charlene said...

You are so good at customising!! This is such a great Idea!

Lisette said...

wouw wat leukk!

ZoƩ Hermsen said...

leuk idee! dat ga ik denk ik ook maar eens doen!

X

Flopy said...

OMG!! Its an amazing Idea :) I am going to do it, I´m sure it´s great


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Curls said...

Wauw wat mooi!

We love the sweet life said...

Such a creative idea! Love it!

SANIA CLAUS said...

thakns sweetie! it is quite wierd.. hahah :) but amazing yes! that is one amazing pair of blouses you have made! love it:) very creative too!! wish i could sew....

Lisa said...

Wat een geweldig idee zeg! Staat erg leuk!

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eugenialejos said...

amazing! your blog is more more inspiracional! really good pics;)

Debbie said...

Zo geweldig!! Echt super!

x

minnja said...

So lovely!
Amazing pictures :)))

LOVE
minnja

http://minnja.blogspot.com/

Emmett Katherine said...

What a neat idea!

~Em K

Amber said...

ahhh how cool are you this is amazing!

Shilpi said...

neat! You are so creative!

xx

sftrend

Michelle Chic said...

omg! genius! i'd never thought of that!

Daisy said...

Very clever! I love the creative things you do! You're wonderful! :)

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Emma says, style, love & rock and roll. said...

thanks for your comment, I do love christmas too! AND omg, i love your diy!!!!

Luxi said...

oh this worked out perfectly, it looks so good! I love your lipstick as well,you are beauty

LuvLux
xxx

Oslo by fashion said...

Great! I love doing diy stuff myself :) Love youre blog!

Iulia Romana said...

I felt in love with your blog and your DIY projects.

Must follow you ♥

antonia said...

COOL!
GREAT IDEA!!!

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Simone said...

love your DIYs as always!

what are your thoughts on the myth that sustainable design is bad design?

fashion spirit said...

that's really awesome! i have to try it.
and oh, thank you for your sweet comment :-)

Fashion Queen said...

I love it. Can you make one for me;-)?!

AKM said...

Thanks for your comment, the shirt looks amazing. And I'm now following xox

http://fascinationforfashion-akm.blogspot.com/

Ramona said...

Wow! This is amazing DIY!
Thank You for sharing!
xo Ra

jessica wu said...

beauitiful!!! wow.. definitely something to try. great colors

xx

Valerie said...

nicely done.thanks for the comment.follow my blogs with bloglovin

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LACE.LEATHER.LIPGLOSS said...

super idea!
xoxo

PaolinaBM said...

VERY BEAUTIFUL BLOG.REALLY INSPIRING! Following!

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Fauve said...

Wauw dat heb je weer leuk bedacht! Altijd mooie DIY's heb jij! Liefs

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I am beyond obsessed with this idea!! Loves it.....

MeMe said...

Simple yet stunning, great idea again!

Victoria said...

omg that's so cool !! :)

Eden said...

you've done amazing job:))))

TASHA B said...

THIS IS SIMPLE BUT AMAZING!!!!!

blog mode said...

your creation is amazing!

The Tall Blond Lady said...

Leuk idee!

x

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

This is such a fantastic DIY. Great idea!

Sixtine.Baudelaire said...

that is an AMAZING idea !

cooltees said...

Awesome shirt ...very creative mind.


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fashionablepris said...

wat een leuke blog heb jij! en wat een leuke post:) Je bent wel lekker crea bea:) ik ook! haha. Superleuk idee dit! Je moet alleen wel net de goede stoffen hebben! Ik heb zelf een tijdje als vrijwilligster geassisteerd bij een kostuumontwerpster:) heerlijk achter die naaimachie!

anyways: ik ga je volgen!! volg je mij ook?

xxx

www.fashionablepris.blogspot.com

asha said...

That is such an awesome idea!!

Wilma & Winston said...

Love this. New follower x

Wilma & Winston

said...

you're a genious *-*


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Ruby And Siel said...

Omg, dit is zo geweldig!
Je hebt zalige blog !
Ik volg je

The Fashion Twice said...

you are a genius! i love your blog! hope youll stop by mine! www.thefashiontwice.com

annemijnwo said...

Weer een super leuk idee zeg, ik vind het zo mooi om te zien hoe jij van elk materiaal iets anders maakt, heel erg mooi!
xxxxx

Anonymous said...

That's really dumb. Why not just buy a two tone shirt, instead of cutting up two perfectly good ones? That's just a waste...

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