July 14, 2012

D I Y / 2 Times A Metal Bar + Basic Tee

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Tshirts are my afvorite garments, they are endlessly versatile and are the only true timeless piece I can think of; you can't tell whether a basic white tee is from the 70s, 90s or from 2012. I came accross these thin metal bars in the hardware store and thought of doing something with them and a couple of oversized white T-shirts. The metal bars are of the thinnest kind, apx 4 mm thickness, which are still thin enough to bend and cut with a bit of effort.

Tee 01, metal strapped tank
Start out by recreating the shape of your metal straps with a measuring tape around your neck and shoulders. This way you'll have a bit of an indication where to bend and cut the metal bar.(be sure if can still fit over your head) Take your time to bend and shape the straps to fit around your body. Cut off the sleeves in a diagonal way towards the collar. Also remove the collar and sew the front and back of the tee around the metal collar piece.

Tee 02, front metal waistline
Measure your waist and add a couple of cm, you'll still want to be able to breath, sit and the ends of the 'belt' need to be bended too. Start bending the metal bar around your body, keeping the front of the belt straight. When you've found the perfect shape bend the ends of the bar upwards and downwards creating hooks that will serve as a closure. Put on your oversized tee, pull it tight around your waist and make two tiny incisions at the sides. This is where the metal bar will go in, the closure will be at the inside of your tee on your back, and the front part will lay flatly on your waist while the rest of the tee will have a loose fit.

34 comments:

Mister Fox said...

You are so innovative with your tutorials, love it!

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Mary said...

YES...YOU ARE SO INNOVATIVE !!! GREAT !!


Maria Onorio
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TeuntjeVDW said...

OMG, this is A-MA-ZING!!! xx.

Anonymous said...

You're so creative, love it! xx

Rusia i Lusia said...

great ♥

Nikki said...

wauw, heel erg mooi en inspirerend! x

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Van S. - PureGlam.tv said...

Very beautiful items and great DIY

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Marga said...

I love all your DIYs!!! They are amazing :)

xxx

Clara

Michele said...

Heel cool! Ik heb btw de 'floating denim' diy gedaan en ik ben er ZO blij mee! Echt bedankt voor je briljante idee<3

Naja Lynge said...

This is truly a beautiful and aesthetic piece. I will be looking for metal bars next time I go in my local hardware store, that's a certain!

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Sofie said...

So cool!

megrady said...

You have the coolest DIY ideas! The gold one is my favorite!

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Millie Cotton said...

so simple but effective. Amazing ideas. Thanks!

Laura said...

I LOVE THIS! You are so creative! Fantastic.

BBella said...

I simply love your ideas

xx BBella
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Katie Frank said...

You're so creative, wow. I love it <3
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Xo

Anonymous said...

You are by far my favorite blogger! :-)
-Stine

Raspberry Blonde said...

very cool!

Fabliha said...

Those metal straps are amazing! I wish I could pull it off!
xx

Mira said...

You are so creative. Wow it looks awesome but I´m sure I lack the skills :D
xo

glamDevils

Je suis Sophie said...

awesome ideas! again...

x Sophie

Lola Jaro said...

I am going to have to try this!



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V. said...

Hi girl! I don't know if somebody ever told u that but u look like an italian girl! She's an athlete and her name is Giulia Leni (:
B-bye, have a nice day!

Crystallography said...

so simple, but so beautiful.

ZxM Fashion Addicts said...

NOW THAT IS SUPER FREAKIN COOL!!!
LOVE!








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LeNerd said...

you should be named the queen of diy.

Anonymous said...

Wow! How cool.

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xs said...

i love this idea. i just saw a metal strap dress on pinterest. will definitely have to try!

KAIIWONG said...

heel cool bedankt. Wenste dat ik zo crea bea was

KAIIWONG

Absolutely Mrs. K said...

i think hema has the best tees ever, they never go out of shape! i wear their marcellekes all the time! best best tees ever!

Jennifer said...

Love!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

You should add more pictures :)

SimonaAlterEgo said...

surely I will copy this DIY!! fantastic....

Lisa said...

je bent nederlands! je stijl is echt geweldig
xx Lisa