Tuesday, June 18, 2013

DIY - 1960's MOD B&W Stripe Tee {Tutorial}

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shirt: made by me, skirt: Old Navy (old), sunglasses: Target (in-store only), watch: Target, bracelet: Etsy

My pinsperation came from this photo of Mila Kunis.  This was my first attempt at using fabric paint, so I decided to go with a fitted shirt from A.C. Moore that was $2.50.  I didn't want to buy a super nice tee and then mess it up.  My skills proved me wrong and I should have gone with a nicer tee.  (:

TUTORIAL - 1960's MOD black and white stripe tee

  • white tee (wash and dry prior to painting)
  • fabric paint
  • foam brush
  • 1 inch masking tape (I used frog's tape I would NOT recommend it, it's not as sticky as masking tape)
  • cardboard or magazine
  • iron


step 1. tape two parallel lines on the front of the shirt and near the midsection (masking tape on image).  find the center of your shirt near the collar and place one 1 inch strip of tape down the middle.

step 2. using small pieces of 1 inch tape, use as spacers to have each additional strip one inch apart.  repeat until you have 6 white boxes to paint.

step 3. try the shirt on and make sure the height / width of the boxes are where you want them.  adjust as necessary.

step 4. place cardboard or magazine inside the shirt to protect the back of the shirt.

step 5. paint boxes with a dabbing motion with a foam brush, let dry for 30 minutes and then paint boxes again with a swiping motion.

step 6. let dry 24 hours and heat seal with an iron if your fabric paint requires it. 



  1. Cute, and it seems very doable

  2. So awesome that you made it! Would be cool on distressed jean shorts too!
    Boho Bunnie

  3. Cool and easy DIY! :-)


  4. I am LOVING this shirt! You are so talented & have inspired me.

    Thanks for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx

  5. Wow Amanda!!!
    This is such a great idea!!!

  6. Amazing job! I never would've thought you did that... it's so creative! And lovely skirt too <3

    If you have a sec, I would love to hear your thoughts on my latest: http://fashchronicles.blogspot.com

  7. I think I just found a new summer project and a great blog to follow :)

    Everything Erica

  8. I really love this idea!! So cute! Found you via Style Elixir.
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  9. This is awesome! Your outfit is so cute, and looks so comfy! Double bonus in my book!
    New Reader :)

  10. you made it looks so easy!


  11. Loving this idea! I know what my weekend project is! xx


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