Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Shredded T-Shirt

After seeing beautifully shredded t-shirts on Childhood Flames, Outsapoptrashion, Atlantis Home, and a few other blogs, I had to make one, too. Since the project doesn't require any supplies other than a knit t-shirt (or any knit fabric) and something sharp to separate the loops, I thought it was the perfect DIY for a lazy Saturday.  The shredding started out slow because I didn't realize that you have to start each section to be shredded with the width THEN work upwards pulling the loops (if you watch the childhood flames video this will make more sense.  The whole process ended up taking over 5 hours and was spread out over several days.  Even though it took forever, I am so happy with the result.  I already have several friends comment that they want one of their own! Instead of making all of them, I'm thinking about having a t-shirt shredding party.  That way I have time to make more for myself! 
From the front it looks like a normal plain white t...
T-shirt: DIY shredded, Hanes 8 pack from Target
Bra: from Victoria's Secret
Skirt: gift, Kimchi Blue from UO
Belt: borrowed from friend
Bracelet: borrowed from friend
Shoes: Steve Madden from Steve Madden store

from the back it is artfully deconstructed...

I used a regular Hanes tshirt that comes in a pack of 8 from Target because that is what I had lying around but any knit will work, even if it is a rib. Good luck shredding your own shirts. Just remember it takes a lot of time and patience. OR if you don't want to DIY it I would be happy to take custom orders for a small fee.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

show us how to make that shirt! i love it.. and where did you take those pictures it looks beautiful