It’s here! The DIY post of the Summer! In collaboration with Marta from the beautiful blog 2nd Funniest Thing, we have made a DIY video tutorial of two summer looks you can make with pieces you already have at home without touching the sewing machine! You’ll see it’s very easy and quick to customize or transform an old swimsuit or make a coverup dress from a T-shirt from your boyfriend, friend, brother… We’re really excited to share this video with you DIY’ers! We hope you like it and you will be encouraged to make your DIY total summer look!
For coverup dress:
- Big T-shirt
- Elastic Tulle
For the swimsuit:
- Basic Swimsuit
- Thread and needle
- Elastic tulle
- Metal or plastic rings
1. Cut the bathing suits back strips and put the rings and hand sew them. (I’ve sewn 4 rings, two on the shoulders and two on the back.)
2. Knott two long strips of tulle on the shoulder rings.
3. Cross behind the tulle strips and tie them.
Done! You have a bathing suit with neon coral tulle strips much more vibrant and colorful. You can tie a knot on the back and let the leftover free or you can do a bow for a pin-up look depending on your swimsuit color and print.
Process for the coverup dress:
1. Cut and angle from one side of the shoulder attached to the neck line a slightly curved line down to the armhole of the opposite arm.
2. Cut the other sleeve off on the armhole line. (in this hole goes the head)
3. Flip the dress so the armhole hole is the front center and you already have a halter dress.
4. To decorate the hem of her dress, cut small holes at a distance of 2-3cm.
5. Tie double tulle strips into each hole.
6. Open each section of strips and knott them 2cm below with the neighboring strip. (As in the tutorial of “T-shirt to scarf”)
And voila! Here are the summer looks!!! 😀
To see Marta’s summer look enter HERE.
We greatly thank Ane Pujol for the making this video and the making of photos are from Juan Serlo. Thank you guys you did a great job!!
We hope you enjoy a lot this summer, and you’ll be inspired to do some DIY projects either to customize and have a unique garment or to save or simply unleash creativity!
Finally a big thank you to my DIY partner Marta from 2nd funniest for this great collaboration! 🙂