garypeppervintage

photo c/o Gary Pepper Vintage

When I saw this Zimmerman top worn on a new blog find I instantly loved it.  I don’t know how much it costs, but I know I can’t afford it.  Sad face.

So then I figured I’d make my own version!

All you need are –

a cheap fine thread tee (so it doesn’t fray too much)
a fabric pencil
a pair of scissors
a lot of patience

Start by marking circles onto the top where you want your design to be but please be careful not to centre them over your chest area.  That would not look good.  I made some large and some smaller for a bit of variety.

Pinch the fabric in straight lines through the centre of each circle and begin to cut very small triangle shapes out of the crease.  Pinch another crease and cut to form a cross and then more to form a star and keep going until you have filled the ‘dartboard’.  (As you cut more lines you’ll need to start a little further out on the ‘dartboard’).

Be careful not to put any cuts too close to one another or they may form one big hole…

This was really quite easy but took considerably longer than anticipated.  So I didn’t bother with the back but I wound up knotting it anyway so it didn’t matter.  I was really quite pleased with how it turned out!

I wore this to the ballet on Saturday night and I’ll show you the complete look on Friday so don’t forget to check back!
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P.S.  I definitely would not expect to be able to ever wash this tee post customisation – nice huh?

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12 Comments

  1. 20 Dec / 11:00 am

    Really, really cute xx

  2. 20 Dec / 11:21 am

    Yes!! Really nice!! have to try this one myself!!
    xo, Clochet.

  3. Ben
    20 Dec / 11:52 am

    Tres bien.

  4. 20 Dec / 6:31 pm

    Hi! I linked over from SR. Mr K is the cutest dog ever!! What kind is he? That’s a super cute shirt idea!! Happy blogging! 🙂

    • Wendy
      26 Dec / 10:01 pm

      He’s a Finnish Lapphund.x

  5. Gayle
    20 Dec / 10:21 pm

    It’s the most stylish Blue Peter ever! (I mean that in a good way!) Very impressed Mrs!

    Gayle x

  6. 20 Dec / 11:10 pm

    Came to visit from SR, you are way tooo handy and something that I would NEVER be able to do … very nice … I guess that gene skipped my generation!

  7. 21 Dec / 7:51 am

    VERY cool! I’m going to have to try this myself! Any specific brand of tee you recommend?

  8. 21 May / 8:47 pm

    wow I love this idea 😀 that’s gonna be soooo cool for the summer :))

    • Thankfifi
      22 May / 10:26 pm

      it’s great fun! love things like this which make online shopping a bit more interactive

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