This is a great way to upcycle a boring old top or to turn a homemade garment into something that screams Agnès B. I must credit Creative Accomplishments for providing the original inspiration for this make, which I've adapted somewhat. Here's how to create your own...
You will need:
- Plain white t-shirt
- Fabric or screen printing paint
- Old newspaper
- Optional: buttons in a matching or contrasting colour to the paint
1. Wash and dry your t-shirt before you start to help the paint stay on the fabric. Put some old newspaper or another covering down on your table and in between the layers of the t-shirt.
2. Practise your stripes quickly on paper before you touch your t-shirt. Play around with colours, brush thickness and distance between the stripes until you're happy with your selection.
3. Position a ruler or strips of masking tape on the horizontal axis of your t-shirt to help keep your eye and your paint brush moving at the right angle - paint near this line, but not on it. Start painting! Don't worry too much about making your stripes perfect. Irregularity is a design feature! Accidentally spill a blob of paint in the wrong place? Another artistic flourish!
5. Sew buttons to the shoulder seams if you so choose.
6. Put on your best capris or drindl skirt and ballet flats, then glide down the street pretending you're Audrey Hepburn. And you're done!
[Soundtrack: 'I'd Rather Go Blind' by Etta James]