Do you know Marzia from CutiePieMarzia? She is one of my favorite youtuber. My best friend also love her. She's so pretty and always has a great taste. I only dislike one thing from her, she like creepy things. Haha, I always get paranoid from creepy things.
One day when I watch her video titled "All About My Hair!", I get distracted with her shirt that she was wearing. Why? Because I love it. Oh, so want that. And I don't know why, but her shirt reminds me of my Sola cosplay costume. It's similar because of the ribbon that looks like a dashed line. Then... Aha! I know how to make this shirt. Because I made my Sola costume, and I think I know how to make that dashed ribbon. So, why not refashion my high school uniform and turn into a cute shirt? You can make it with your shirt too.
What you will need:
- white shirt
- white cotton fabric, to make the peter pan collar
- bow with the same color with the ribbon (or make one)
- sewing machine or/and needle and thread
- pencil and paper, to make the collar pattern
- fabric chalk, to mark
First, we want to make a peter pan collar. If your shirt already has this, then skip collar step. This link has a really good tutorial to make a peter pan collar. I still explain how I made it, but I'm still beginner at sewing, so I'm sorry if it's not good or not clear.
1. First, I rip the pocket. Because it has a high school logo on it.
2. Then I cut the collar part.We want to replace it with a peter pan collar. Pssst... save the collar, we can make a detachable collar from this.
3. Mark 1,5 cm above the button, the rest is for seam allowance. And mark where you want your collar end, you should mark both on the right and left side.
4. Time to make the pattern. First, make a mark on where the center for the back side. Then, lay out the shirt, like in the picture. Put the paper under the neckline.
5. Trace your neckline from the mark where you want your collar end, until the center of the back. Don't forget to make a line where the shoulder line is.
6. After that, just draw a curve for a collar. Imagine a peter pan collar. Don't forget that you trace from the edge of neckline, it already has a seam allowance for the neckline.
7. Time to cut this pattern onto the fabric. Fold your fabric first. Then, trace the pattern to the fabric. At the picture, you will see that you place the back neckline on the folded part of the fabric.
8. Cut with seam allowance. Make two of this. Then, repeat with interfacing fabric. I only cut one interfacing, because I don't want to make my collar really stiff.
9. Then we want to make a pattern for facing. Trace the neckline from the collar pattern. For facing, the end is not on the collar butt, it's on the end of shirt neckline. So, add a few cm. I made a mistake before.
10. Draw your facing pattern with width about 1 or 1,5 inch. Cut your pattern, and trace it to the same fabric. Just cut one.
11. Press the interfacing with one of the wrong side of collar piece. The shiny one is the sticky side.
12. With collar pieces on top of each other and the right side facing together, pin and sew.
13. Clip the notch on the curve part, so it has a good curve and not bulky.
14. Turn it right side out and press. You have the collar!
15. Place the collar to the shirt neckline. The end of the collar must on the mark that we made before. Then pin and sew near the edge of neckline.
16. Pin the facing on top of the collar, facing right side together. Pin and sew on the seam line. You remember the seam allowance right? That's your seam line.
17. Turn the facing inside the shirt, so the raw edge is closed. Top stitch it. I overlocked the facing and then sewed a blind hem stitch, so the facing stays in the inside of the shirt.
18. Now, the main part, dashed ribbon! Make many marks on the collar and sleeves (the hem part). These marks will be a buttonholes that the ribbon can go in and out. So, imagine your ribbon a dashed line, where you want the edge of the line should be.
19. Then make buttonholes from all of these marks.
20. The fun part! Insert the ribbon through the button holes, and then go outside again. Go inside and then go outside again. Haha!
21. For the end, you can tie it on the outside to make a cute little bow.
22. Or, you can tie it on the inside and cut the excess, so no one can sees it. If you want to sew it, sew it. But I prefer to just tie it, so I can remove it and change with another ribbon with another color, maybe.
23. Same step for the collar. I tie the ribbon on the center.
24. I want a bigger bow, so I made one with blue fabric, and glue a pin on the back. Then, I pin it to the center where the little bow ribbon part is.
25. For addition, I sewed a ribbon on the bottom hem.
And yeaaaay! Now I have this cute dashed ribbon shirt! This is from my uniform shirt, how will they know? They won't! Hahahaha.
I'm sorry that I can't take a photo of me wearing this shirt. Because, I got sick. It's chicken pox. I got infected from my cousin. I never had chicken pox, so it's easy for the virus to infect me. Yeah, I'm still suffering and fighting from the rash and blisters. I can't take a photo. It's horrible! You will be hysterical when you see me. I can't go out. I have a plan to go out and I can't because of this. Hiks hiks *sob*. I hope you pray for me, wish I recover quickly and soon and fast and... yeah I want to be healthy agaaaaiiiin. Hosh hosh... Next week I have to go back to college, I hope I can get well soon, and free from the blister scars.
Anyway, back to the DIY. Do you love this kind of style? I personally love it. I'm sorry if my tutorial is not clear. But I hope you can get the inspiration. Leave your comment below and let me know what you think. See you next post! Don't miss my face, but you have to! Hahaha!