D.I.Y. Geeky Graphic Tank

I love Pinterest! The fact that I can find all different kinds of DIY ideas and tutorials, is awesome for when I am in a creative slump or super stressed, which is how I have been lately. So to keep my sanity, I decided to look through Pinterest for a small and fun DIY project for tops. I wear a lot of tanks to work, mainly because I am running around set like a crazy person and it can get really hot under the studio lights and in the building 😦

So as the title said, the DIY I found is how to make your own graphic tanks. To add some fun and creativity to the mix, I decided to create my own graphics, that have both geeky and fashion elements to them. I am just designing a whole bunch and then I will decide on which ones I am going to actually make.

So I tested the waters with one of my favorites 😀

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How To:
– Transfer Paper for Light Fabrics —> Dharama Trading Super Soft InkJet Paper
– DIY Graphic (Mirrored)
– White Tank
– Iron (Set on High, as per the transfer directions)
– Hard Surface (I put my iron mat between the shirt just to be safe)

 Complete :3

The Finished Result

The Finished Result

I am so happy how this came out! I highly recommend the Supersoft Transfer Paper! I cannot wait to make more of these for work and Yoga :3

How do you DIY?

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DIY Idea – The Graphic Tank

Update —> DIY Geeky Graphic Tank 

My Goodness, the last two weeks have been crazy busy with so many projects and photo shoots! Any who, to keep my sanity, I decided to look through the internet for a small and fun DIY project for tops. I wear a lot of tanks to work, mainly because I am running around set like a crazy person and it can get really hot under the studio lights and in the building 😦

So as the title said, the DIY I found is how to make your own graphic tanks. To add some fun and creativity to the mix, I decided to create my own graphics, that have both geeky and fashion elements to them. I am just designing a whole bunch and then I will decide on which ones I am going to actually make.

I also own some cute tanks, that I am going to make patterns out of. So my custom shirts can be completely custom 😀

Here are some of the designs I have made so far 😀

 

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Let me know what you think! I will update when I actually start sewing and making these wonderful tops 😀

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DIY: Paper- Tape Dress Form

As many cosplayers know having a proper dress form for costume making is key to get that just right fit. I have a vintage dressmakers form but it is very old and very far off from my shape. I use it as a decoration more than anything now.

So when I decided to actually start seriously sewing again. I knew that I needed a real form. So last year, I went to the fabric store and bought a dress form. Of course it doesn’t work for me, even when I adjusted and padded.
So I went looking through the web for a easy solution to this problem. I work with dress maker forms at work but right now I don’t have the money or the energy to buy and to shape it out. I heard of using duct tape but my biggest problem was my needles becoming stuck and sticky. So I have been putting it off until I discovered this awesome tutorial on threads.com

Threads.com (Barbara Deckert)

Threads.com (Barbara Deckert)

Threads.com (Barbara Deckert)

Threads.com (Barbara Deckert)

I am going to attempt this next weekend and I am very excited for it!

Check it out here —> Paper Tape Dress Form

Stay Tuned for an update!

LIndsay