Free People T-Shirt Refashion

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I understand the reasoning behind owning more than one white shirt. But I could never buy a duplicate of something I already own. I’d rather squirrel away the money for something else. So when I lost my only white shirt to an unfortunate food stain, I was at a lost. What to do? 

A few months ago, I came across this blouse design. I’m usually not for such a bold graphic design. But I like the elegant simplicity. The problem is that the blouse was part of a gown that cost over ONE THOUSAND dollars. That’s ridiculous. So I thought, why not just transplant my favorite part of the gown onto a much cheaper shirt. 

Supplies

Fabric Paint (I brought Tulip Slick Black. You can buy Matte, but the slick gives it a closer feel to the Free People’s inspiration gown)

Wax Paper

Ruler 

Step 1)

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Iron out your shirt. You want a smooth surface to work on. I place my shirt on an old drawing board. You don’t need this. A desk would do fine. Lay wax paper underneath. This is very important! The paint will seep onto the other side if you don’t. 

Step 2)

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Paint! Make sure you buy a fabric paint that comes with the narrow tip as opposed to just the tube. While you can use a paintbrush to this design, it is so much easier just to squeeze it out of the tube like frosting. 

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I used a ruler to keep my lines and pattern straight. Make sure to wipe down the ruler after each use. It will catch paint no matter how careful you are. 

Step 3)

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Let dry for at least 24 hours to wear and 72 to wash. I have worn this shirt a couple of times. I find it best to turn the shirt inside out, before hand washing. The paint so far have held up. 

 

Enjoy! 

 

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