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Topic: Upcycled Tees - AFI, Blink 182, NY Mets, Billy & Mandy (img heavy)  (Read 2238 times)
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« on: January 20, 2014 06:16:07 PM »

Can't wait to do more...I haven't upcycled tees since I was in high school! There is definitely more detail than what got captured...plenty of holes and other goodness!

For this one, I did a very rough cut on the arms and turned it into a crop. I then added a zipper to the neckline so it can be worn as an asymmetrical v. I'm not a Blink 182 fan but I loved all the bright colors Smiley

This tee features the awesome Fred Fredburger! I also turned this into a crop. The back left had Fred poking his bellybutton so I removed it and added it to the center back. I also added some holes and fraying. The graphic was like new when I thrifted it so I aged it with some sanding and a little nail polish remover.

I'm actually not much of an AFI fan...although there was that one song in high school...I'll be just fine pretending I'm not...yeah. I liked the graphic with people mourning in the rain, so emo! The black was really faded so first I did a tye dye with dark blue so that the shirt looked like it has fade marks. I then chopped the sleeves off and cut the bottom and added holes and such.

Finally, I bought this totally knowing my husband is a Yankees fan (we live in the Bronx). But I cannot resist Looney Tunes! I cut off the neck, sleeves, and bottom then gave them a good STRETCH when wet. Then I let it sit in a coffee bath so it got a bit of a 'dingy' look. This one is actually vintage from 1991.

Hope you guys like them! I cannot believe I spent so many years not hacking up tees. Once I get back in the groove, I hope to get more elaborate. Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014 05:00:06 PM »

It's great you altered them to suit your personal style.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014 07:04:45 AM »

Good work - they are so funny and great. (And emos mourning in the rain under umbrellas  Grin Cheesy Grin Cheesy)
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