Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Busy, Busy Bee

Ahhhh, hello everyone. I know I haven't posted in a million trillion years, and I'm very sorry. School has kept me extremely busy, as it is my senior year. (Finally, my last year of high school!) This month has really flown by!  My mom's bakery has also kept me preoccupied, and it was just her birthday so my dad and I had to scramble to get something together for her. I feel like I have been swept up in a tornado and am now getting my bearings back.
I do, however, have a lot of posts planned! I want to do a fall series, as it is one of my favorite times of the year (: It is currently raining, and I'm in my room in super comfy clothes and I am quite happy. Needless to say, I'm so excited for Fall and have a lot of my favorite things to share about this season, like fashion and cute little decorations.

Anyway, I just wanted to do a quick little update post and let you guys know that I am still alive! I'm really going to try and post at least twice a week so we will see how that goes!

What are your favorite things about fall?

Bye for now! Have a great day (:

Sunday, September 1, 2013

DIY: T-Shirt Cutting

Hey guys!
So a few weeks ago I cut an over-sized T-shirt to make it a cute tank top! I actually made the T-shirt myself (well I put the quote on it, I didn't actually sew it together or anything) but wanted it to be a tank top. So I decided to cut it! I have a tank top that's a very similar shape and I love it because it's really versatile; I definitely wanted this T-shirt to look the same!

T-shirt before I cut it

I made the stencil using my Cricut machine. As you can see, the paint bled through the lines, but I actually like how it did that! The awkward little dot was supposed to be a star. I know, it really doesn't look anything like one, but oh well.

I used these dye's to make the quotes.
For the dye, I first mixed the blue and green (using more blue) and lightened the resulting color with white. I painted it on the shirt, let it dry over night, and bada bing it was done.

For the cutting, I first cut off the sleeves. But I turned it inside out first so I could see the seems better, cutting on the inside of the seems so they were no longer part of the shirt. It provided a helpful guideline so it was even on both sides.

Next, I turned it outside in again, and cut off about four inches or so from the bottom.

Tip: about halfway through cutting the bottom, I folded the already-cut part over the other side, so the line was straight and even all the way across.

Then I cut the thick collar part off so the tank top would be more relaxed looking.

 As you can see, I did the same thing here as I did with the bottom; about halfway through I folded the cut side over the other one, so the curve was the same all the way across.

After that, I was done!

I'm really happy with how it turned out!

And, of course, I had to throw in some pictures of Angel and Perry "helping."

Haha, I caught her mid-blink I think

Hope you guys like how the tank top turned out! It wasn't too difficult, but I thought it would be nice just to give you guys some of the little tips that I used to ensure even cuts.

Have you ever cut T-shirts to make tank tops? How did they turn out?

Have a great day! (: