Thursday, September 24, 2009

DIY WHITE TANK SERIES: Week 1

Every week I'll be doing a DIY project (or should I say TIY - Tweak it yourself) using the good ol' classic white tank. I'll only try to do designs that are simple, easy to finish (30 minutes maximum) and those that require minimal sewing or none at all..=)

Materials: white tank, applique-y fabric or any fabric with texture, safety pin or needles.
Total DIY time: 15 minutes
I saw this fabric glue in the mall and got so giddy because it promised to glue fabrics together, yes, even leather! No sewing for me yay! But to my disappointment, the glue was so watery and is not sticky at all.. It just left a yellow stain on the cotton, uuugghhh such a waste of my 160 pesos ($4)!

So I went back to my most trusted SAFETY PINS!! Cheap (piso lang isa/$1 for 50 pieces) and it did the job very well. I just aligned the flower fabric on each side then pinned it on the tank..

VOILA!!!
Love the fact that it looks like a suspender -- a very girly suspender!
Tell me what you think, ok?=)

I bought men's sando (undergarment) from Bench which only costs 139.75 (less than $4)!=)
The roses applique fabric is from Carolina's. Skirt from SM department store.
Chanel earrings.
I decided to put on make-up today since I don't often wear make-up in the hospital (only cheekstain and occasional eyeliner).
These are the products I used today.Quite a lot but it didn't show haha..
I'm in my apartment during the weekdays so I don't have anyone to take pictures of me. It was hard finding a spot to take pictures in my apartment as I don't know where to position the camera, it's either too low or too high.. In the end, I found my spot: I stood on top of the table and put my camera on top of the my closet nearby. With the help of my medbooks as the makeshift tripod..=P
SUCCESS!!!
haha but only halfbody shots..

WATCH OUT FOR A NEW WHITE TANK DIY NEXT WEEK!

PS. ICU rotation is over!=) current rotation is pretty relaxed compared to the ICU..=)

18 comments:

  1. lol. i love that last picture.

    so this series is for the uber lazy (like moi)? looks ez indeed. love the vibrant colour. how else do you intend to wear the top? i have one slight issue... the two strips draw attention to the best friends. but it's very fun and you can do fun well :)

    the makeup does show better in the 1st photo. alluring.

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  2. i can't wait for more DIY projects! I've been really into them as well. love the makeup choices. lol I used to do that book/tripod thing too when i took pictures in my room. but now i usually just make my friends take them :)

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  4. great diy.

    really? nakikita ko nga yan sa mga counter sa bookstores. natetemp ako. am so glad binuko mo na sila. hehehe.

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  5. WOW! Holy pretty flowery canoli, what a great DIY this is! Girly suspender, gotta love that! ;)

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  6. that must be fun. such a lovely endeavour, fashion wise.

    this post is really a fun read. di me napagod magbasa, lol.

    and i always admire homemade fashion. :)

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  7. I LOVE the improvised tripod. :D

    & That's a lovely DIY.

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  8. Awwww! That's sooooooo cute! :)
    Why can't I come up with a great idea such as this? Hahaha!
    And ohhhhhh.. you're in med school too!
    We're totally in the same boat ;) Haha!
    *love your blush!

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  9. Ive used the Sew-no-more, you have to squeeze the liquid out first, then theres white paste which you can use. Although, Im not sure it will help glue the lace pieces you chose.. but its great for denim and cottons etc.

    Ah, Bench tanks. I want!





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  10. Cooooool TIY-tank top! I love pink!

    Looking forward to your next Tweak it yourself project!!!

    ooh Mads, didn't told you before, but I love your curly hair! So much volume, looks gorgeous & sexy!

    x

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  11. Wow, that really sucks how the glue didnt work! however, the safety pins saved teh day, whata cool DIY:)

    cant wait to see your next one!

    xx raez

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  12. Mmmh AND your "DIY-esque" creation sounds very "Casual Style with a Floral/Girly Twist" . . . which perfectly matches your sparkling "Doll-esque" presence (AND Frankly What a delightful habit with you) !!!
    Hope you're Well Dear.

    à Bientôt, Antoine

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  13. These flowers on the tank are great. It really reminds of a suspender. I love this idea!

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  14. Ohh I like the DIY top and tripod - both good ideas...great blog :)

    Lauraxxx
    www.sidestreetstyle.com

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  15. I love your ingenuity...galing ng tripod!

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  16. I can't believe you are so good in DIY...I have a DIY hanging on my closet for a week now I am so lazy...buti paka kahit busy ka...you can still do it...hahahah!!!!

    love it super chick and girl talaga!!!!

    sweet
    http://pensandlens.wordpress.com

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  17. I do improvised tripods too because no one would take my pictures. I share your pain. HAHA
    anyways, about the SEW NO MORE glue. I bought that too!! Ugh! and i hate equally. I thought it would be the same as the FRAY CHECK but not. It's a total waste of money!
    BTW, I LOVE your DIY. I want to visit Carolina's when I go to MANILA. I can't wait. Im crazy for DIY.
    I love the long hair. new color?

    Raisa

    http://stylefool.blogspot.com/

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  18. Oh man this is so cool!! And your a real beauty to :D

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