Wednesday, January 30, 2013

DIY: Bejeweled T-shirt

This TNTees shirt on Net-A-Porter was one of the roughly 150 things that Sutton and I send each other in one day when we're stumbling across treasure after treasure that we want to buy. But this one, as some do, stayed with us. So simple yet so grand. A beweled little T-shirt. It says I'm totally casual but I'm also a little opulent. And, after falling in love with be-gemmed and be-crystaled styles like 3.1 Phillip Lim's be-baubled sweaters and dresses this season, we had to have this look. But why spend $170 when you can spend $9?

You see, everyone has some old tees lying around, and we're no exception. It's killing two birds with one stone (which is a terrible saying, by the by) - you're getting rid of the dull old t-shirt and creating something amazing you really want for practically nothing.

All you have to do is buy gems. We went to A.C.Moore and got three packs of assorted gems, and they were just $2.99 each - and we had plenty to spare after the project was over. Make sure to get sew-on. Don't worry if you're not a big sewing expert, we are FAR from that. I've sewed like twice in my life. But you don't want to get into glueing them on because they will fall off quickly, I promise. Once you have your gems, a needle and thread and your t-shirts, start laying out your design! Once you're happy with something, just start sewing. This took us about two hours, to give you an idea of time commitment - not bad to get a $170 look for $9, and a pretty rad statement tee that I'm excited to let peek out from lower necklines, jackets, and even wear on its own.

Handbags and Hugs,



  1. Te ha quedado genial. Gracias por compartir. Quiero invitarte esta vez a ver mi ultimo shooting, con Juliana Gonzalez, muévete a verlo. Besos y besos.

  2. Brilliant DIY! The end result looks great.

    xx Mandi

  3. Great DIY! Definitely going to try this out myself! xx

  4. Darlings, anything rhinestone/glued on/sequined is positively ghastly. It might work as weekend wear for a day shift stripper. It doesn't say 'I'm casual but a little bit opulent', as you suggest. Rather, it says 'I'm mentally ill and I hit the trifecta of Jo-Ann Fabrics, Hot Topic and Walmart every Saturday afternoon.' You're better than that even living as proles. Come on fight your way back up the ladder. This homemade look is going to kill your marriage prospects.

    1. Auntie Christ - you are hilarious but why don't you take up the fight with some vajazzlers and leave my poor Philip lim alone :-)