Thursday, May 26, 2011

Radiohead Tee Re-do is full of tutorials that will inspire any DIY-er.  Plus, a lot of them are pretty simple!  I have an old Radiohead t-shirt that I can't stand to get rid of even though it is way too small--so I chose a tutorial from the list!  It is called Contour Bust/ Ruffle Bust Tutorial.  I made my own pattern as I went along, so I could easily make another one later. 

On some parts I had to improvise since the t-shirt was too small, and since I didn't want to cut the top part off because of the image on it.  So I had to add pieces on each side to make it wider.  I think this is kinda sexy anyways because it highlights your curves.  Basically, I measured how much I need to add on each side, plus seam allowance (I usually do 1/2 inch).  I also had to ad a strip to the back to make it even with the front. 

The front of the tee with the boob part cut out.

The back of the tee.

The boob part of the pattern.

Pattern for the side panels.

Cutting out the side panels.

I folded the pattern pieces in half after I cut them out, to make sure they were symmetrical.

I make my patterns out of used grocery bags.  They're free, and I feel like I'm recycling.  I haven't decided what to use for straps yet, but I think it will be more black jersey.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I'm doing the Kat von D t-shirt tutorial today. Will post later. Link

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

oktomat camera

Yay!  I just bought this Lomography Oktomat from Amazon to replace my old one.  Let me tell you, they break easily and are finicky so you have to be careful.  But the pics are so cool!  I can't wait to share some with you.  Btw, if you want one too, just click on the picture of the camera.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

my favorite thing about Easter

My mouth is watering right now.  Too bad they only sell them around Easter time...

But you can buy them  here all year round!

Friday, May 13, 2011

The 70's Are Back!

Well, according to what I've been seeing around, fashion-wise.  There are some things I like about the 70's...

...and some things I don't...

Inspiration: Kuna Women

Mola blouse

The Kuna Indian women live on a little island near the Yucatan Peninsula and make these beautiful blouses by layer fabric and carefully cutting intricate designs.  Each design tells a story and no two are the same.  I have always loved the idea of clothing being works of art, and I would love to bring that into my own Etsy shop.
For more info:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011