DIY T-Shirt

Being stuck indoors always motivates me to do something creative.  The other night Jane and I watched Matrix-Reloaded.  I was so inspired by the wardrobe!  Of course Keanu's black trench is amazing…

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I love the overall steam punk vibe of this movie, and how all of the clothes looked like they were on the verge of coming unraveled..so feeling inspired I thought I might try to do a shredded t-shirt much like the one on Camille's blog.
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I love how she did this–I watched her tutorial on line, but either I'm inept, or my t-shirt had too much elasticity….probably a bit of both.  Either way, I ended up with this….I got a little carried away on the studs.Studded

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Not quite the same, but I kind of like it.  Thanks Jane!  Carol kept me company and studded her own converse tennishoes….Studded3

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40 Responses
  • DUSKIN January 28, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    not quite the same, but quite lovely! looks amazing. i wish there was more time in the day to get all of these projects done! love it love it. x

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  • anjali January 28, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    i think it looks amazing, great job :)

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  • Emma January 28, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    wow thats so cool! both the tshirt and the shoes.. i want them! :D

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  • Amanda January 28, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    i’ve figured out the shredding thing but mine NEVER come out as neat as hers, i think i make the panels too big…
    where did you get the studs? i really like the converse like that!

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  • Amy Williams January 28, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    Your top looks amazing, love the studs..!

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  • camille January 28, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    yeah, shredding definitely takes some practice (getting started is the hardest part), but your DIY shirt turned out really well! love the studs!

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  • Lola Re January 28, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    Hehe everyone is being inspired by movies! I just did a post yesterday on the teenagers from ET! :P <3, Lola Re

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  • Brigadeiro January 28, 2009 at 7:47 PM

    Ah…loved camille’s handiwork. I started on a t-shirt end of November, was pleased with the results thus far, and haven’t picked it up since, so it hasn’t been completed, so this post reminds me to finish what I started :)
    PS. LOVED the fashion in Matrix! I even bought a collarless leather coat ‘a la Neo’ at the time, haha!

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  • moonique January 28, 2009 at 7:54 PM

    i think the studs are pretty. it makes your version even more unique than the rest of the shredded tees there ever was:) yes, i agree, keanu’s trench is cool… so are his boots haha! you and jane remind me of me and my mom. we both love fashion too. everytime the monthly neiman’s book arrives in her mailbox, both of us will be found huddled next to each other on her bed studying the catalog that one would think we were so engrossed in some deep fictional piece of literature haha. but i do enjoy those moments with her:) as i had commented on jane’s blog, you totally rock:)

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  • Sara January 28, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    I am in love!

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  • chauss January 28, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    good job, judy and nice model. :)

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  • amelia_styledownunder January 28, 2009 at 9:33 PM

    so cool, looks like you used a bedazzler! i love the safety pinned neck too! xx

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  • laura January 28, 2009 at 9:54 PM

    great result, looks great!

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  • Hanna January 28, 2009 at 11:48 PM

    Judy, i just discovered your blog through jane’s link(im a huge fan!). i LOVE it. you have such amazing style and such impeccable taste.
    really, id kill to be an Aldridge. hahaha.

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  • Noelle Chantal January 29, 2009 at 12:54 AM

    oh wow your version is a more interesting piece than the others. beautifully done. slashing with studs! very original. you and jane are really creative. :)

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  • lis January 29, 2009 at 3:00 AM

    you and your girls are very talented…keep it up!

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  • lis January 29, 2009 at 3:06 AM

    Judy, you should stud one of your white pieces of furniture! Seriously!

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  • juliet January 29, 2009 at 4:59 AM

    It’s such a cool movie, and my bf’s now mad at me cause I won’t watch it with him Again…
    juliet xxx

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  • Kaelyn January 29, 2009 at 8:23 AM

    I love the shredding. Where is her tutorial?

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  • Jei January 29, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Yes, Keanu is a fine looking man in trench.. but you DIY shirt is awesome!

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  • Marian January 29, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    great job on the t-shirt! maybe the t-shirt used had a larger perecent of elasticity/lycra.I love how it turned out!I would totally buy it :O)
    muah!
    Marian x

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  • Cece January 29, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Love your version….I couldn’t find the tutorial on her blog. Am I blind? Would love a direct link if possible. I also posted a DIY you might like on my blog.

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  • Prêt-à-Porter P January 29, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    ive been thinking about rewatching the matrix, but really for monica bellucci-esque reasons.

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  • http://fashiontrixs.blogspot.com/ January 29, 2009 at 11:44 PM

    ok you are officially amazing, the coolest mom alive.

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  • sharmaine January 30, 2009 at 3:33 AM

    i love your blog, and your daughter’s as well
    where can i learn to shred my own tees?

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  • ella January 30, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    please please please please post a link to her tutorial video. i despretely want a shredded shirt but i haven’t the slightest idea on how to make one.
    yours is extremely cool, too, by the way.

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  • Jenna January 30, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    I love your blog! But I have to let you know that Matrix is not steampunk. Steampunk is brass and brown leather, movies like Howl’s Moving Castle and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Matrix is CYBER-punk. Computers, black clothing, weird sunglasses. William Gibson novels. Just so you know. ;)

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  • Autumn February 02, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    I am seriously in love with that shirt.

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  • Haru February 07, 2009 at 6:12 PM

    Did you use a bedazzler for the studs?

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  • Rose February 11, 2009 at 3:33 AM

    Im so in love w/ the studed sneakers! Can you do another post about how to make them, please? Seriously!

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    Keanu’s attire here was really a fashion trendy and a lot of people admire this one. Lot of people too bought and follow this style.

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  • sarahsweeney August 13, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    wow i am simply in mad love with this tee shirt…i wish i could do that-but ive tried shredding and well, i just suck.

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