DIY: the Leo Tee
As you might remember in this post, I’ve been since then searching for a way to minimize the
unchic bright leo print on this scarf.
So the idea for today’s DIY has been quite simple: recovering a printed material with a layer of chiffon silk to play with transparencies and reduce bright tones. You are probably going to say “Ok, but what’s coming up with this scarf?”
I decided to apply one half each side of the tee and creating puffy shoulders. The result looks like a cropped waistcoat from some distance, but I finally find it works well!
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Here is what you need:
-a classic black tee,
-a patterned silk scarf -leo or anything you want,
-1 m black chiffon silk,
-thread, needles, scissors and a tape measure.
I only recommend the use of a sewing machine at the beginning of this project since hand-sewing is the only way to keep the material light. So you might forecast at least 2 until 3 hours for this DIY, but it’s worth working on it!
Step 1. Fold the scarf in 2 and carefully cut along the line.
This is the way each part will be placed on the tee: the finished extremities are coming in the middle of the tee.
Step 2. Recover the right side of the material with a layer of silk, cut and remove the fabric rests and pin the needles along the finished side of the scarf (as said before, these sides will be placed in the middle of the tee):
Step 3. Stitch along both sides with the sewing machine and reverse the material on the other side. Light iron.
Step 4. Now hand sew each other side; the opposite, the top and the bottom of the scarf.
For my tee which was 51 cm width, I used for the piece following measurements:
High: 67 cm / Width: 30 cm.
So here is the way it has been placed on the tee, as soon as each border has been finished:
Step 5. Define the position of the shoulders on the material and hand sew the material length a bit obliquelly (1), about 15 til 20 cm away from the extremity that comes in the back and pull the thread to create ruffles (2). Make the finishings.
Step 6. Hand sew the material with small stitches on the shoulders hem and finally sew the borders on the left and right sides on the tee-shirt.
So the leo tee is now ready to wear… Timeless and chic. It’s actually the very first animal patterned piece in my closet, I think it might go to a close friendship.
Bonne semaine to everyone!
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