So, first off, I have kind of a....gift, I guess...that I inherited from my grandmother and father.
Basically, I can look at something (crafty things, mostly), and figure out how it's done/drawn/etc., and do it myself pretty easily.
Which is what I did with this.
This is my first t-shirt recon in....a good 2 or 3 years, I think?
I used to do them all the time in high school, but kind of fell out of it.
I saw this video: http://www.wimp.com/fashiondesigner/
and thought to myself, "psshh, I could do that! It's simple!"
I've seen backs like this before, but never attempted one myself.
Being able to actually SEE it helped me visualize how I could do it myself though...
Aaaannndd so I did :3
(the following image is for thumbnail purposes, lulz)
Got out an old t-shirt that I received as a birthday present mannnyyyy years ago, and have only worn once or twice:
(this is my "oops! I forgot to take a 'before' picture....guess I'll take one now" picture)
I first cut off the sleeves in a way that I thought looked nice, and, as seen above, cut the neckline in sort of a boat neck.
Then, I folded it in half vertically (so the back overlapped itself), and cut the strips out of the back (the guy in the video does it ON the girl, but if you don't have anyone to do it on, it's much easier to do it this way).
What I did then, I couldn't take pictures of....because I was kinda half-naked. XD
I put the shirt on, turned it around, and did exactly what the guy in the video does--folds each layer of the strings onto itself down the middle, then does the same thing with both sides, and ties it. I tied mine a bit differently--two ties, each one about 1/3 of the way in towards the center of the shirt--which is why my back looks slightly different (done intentionally, because I didn't want one huge wad of a knot on my lower back like the guy did to the girl in the video--ouch!!).
(it's only lopsided because I didn't have the shirt on straight, lol)
From the front:
Because I tied it myself though, and couldn't pull it as far as the guy in the video could (I could only pull the shirt material arms length), I couldn't get the shirt to be very tight. Therefore, the neckline I had chosen (the one from the video) basically made the shirt slouch. The sleeves kept falling down, and the back was much lower and scrunched together than I wanted it to be
I cut the sleeves OFF and tied them up on top of my shoulders, which wound up looking really cute, and held the back of the shirt up a lot better, too.
The final product:
In all, with the alterations, the whole project took maybe about 15 minutes.
CAN I BE ON A GERMAN TV SHOW, TOO?
(sorry, but even I
don't think that a simple t-shirt recon qualifies as something that should get a fashion designer recognized...it's fashion school-level stuff....)