DIY | PHILLIP LIM INSPIRED FLORAL WORD T-SHIRT

4.16.2013
I was fortunate to meet the lovely team at LA Made when I was at MAGIC Market Week a couple months ago. The first time I tried on one of their jersey knits, I was an instant fan. The fabric feels like butter and the fit is perfection. Since meeting, we have been fine tuning a spring inspired DIY collaboration. After perusing inspiration, the Phillip Lim floral tees caught my eye, and wanted to recreate it. I love his graphic and streetwear take on a floral, something that usually exudes femininity. Pretty rad! Here, I teach you how to make one yourself.  Full tutorial after the break...
(Inspo via Vogue, Lyst)

Materials: 
- LA Made T-Shirt
- Iron-On T-Shirt Transfers
- Scissors - Iron
- Ruler

Steps: 
1. Find a floral print online, try Pinterest or Google. Think of a phrase, I used: Swell Done. Then, measure the front side of your t-shirt to figure out how long and wide each letter should be in each row. Then, create your letters on Photoshop. Here is a helpful link, read "create the clipping mask group".
2. Follow the directions given in your t-shirt tranfer packet. Each brand is slightly different. Note: there are two versions (one for white fabric and another for dark fabric). Then, print out your letters, and carefully cut each one out.
3. Lay the letters out on your t-shirt, making sure you like the placement.
4. Draw a dotted line on the letters that overlap the sleeve and neck seams. Cut those sections out.
5. Then, refer to your t-shirt transfer directions and iron the letters onto your shirt.
6. Let it cool, then peel the backing off.

Thank you to LA Made for collaborating and providing the amazing tees to DIY! And stay tuned for the tutorial on how to make my DIY wrap zipper skirt that I am wearing above. 

27 comments:

Michelle H. said...

Oh this is such a fantastic DIY. I haven't touched heat transfer paper in a long time.

Maria Stancheva said...

Do we need to mirror the text before printing out?

Aimee S. said...

Thank love! Same here, I used to do it all the time in college. :)

Aimee S. said...

Hi love! I had to mirror my text, but it depends on the the kind of t-shirt transfer you purchase. Every brand differs a bit.

Monique McCray-Alexander said...

Great DIY! I'm going to have to give this a try. Seems pretty easy. :-)


Mo
Who is that girl Mo?

Charlotte Walker said...

This is so amazing, I was just looking at these t-shirts in Liberty last night. You have done an fab job! xx
Lotts
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Metamorphosis otto said...

Lovely!!!!!!!! I like it!! Amazing!!!!!!!!
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heather said...

OHMYGOD!!! I want to do this! you did such an amazing job!

<3

heather

fashionistanygirl.com

Eat.Style.Play said...

Wow it looks amazing! I've always wanted to make my own shirts! Just looking for the perfect shirt in my size.

Lila&Sirena said...

This is genius!!


Congrats =)


Greetings from Mexico,
Lila&Sirena


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Meghan said...

This turned out great!
Such as easy way to make a basic T more interesting. :)

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Colleen Simard said...

great tutorial! what font did you use? thanks!

Milena Dujakovic said...

I just found your blog and I LOVEE it soooo much...!!! I just can't stop watching your tutorials and you really inspired me to make all those beautiful things! Thank you so much for sharing,
Kisses from Belgrade,
Ena <3

Sarah Martinez said...

This might be the best thing I've seen all day. I am loving the graphic t-shirt moment and I can't wait to give this project a try. :)

Samantha Baldwin said...

I like yours better than Phillip LIm's. Awesome awesome.

jessica said...

I love this DIY! I can't wait to get it a try, awesome idea. It came out perfect!


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Nancy Wong said...

This is so smart and looks so well done (of course)! I definitely want to try this one!

Thank you!

xo,
nancy

http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

Loretta said...

So cute! Can't wait for the tutorial on the wrap zipper skirt! Great job!
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Melany Mardigian said...

This is so cute! I have to try it!!

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Merrill said...

Love this idea! Brilliant!

Camille DiPaola said...

how cool! I want to make one!!!


cheers :).

aini said...

it's greaaat! i so much prefer your version than the original one!

Anna Fluff said...

LOVEEEEE it! You just inspired me to make one for my favorite MLB team. =) Love your DIYs! I'm a huge fan =)

Beth said...

I love this! Great job!

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Albert said...

Wow!!!really some awesome designs..and it suits you very well.New Image Heat Transfer

Chez said...

I couldn't find any floral print letters!... could you put a link up for where you found this font!?

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