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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Fore Front Fashion with Laura Serino
Posted: December 20, 2012

A cool fashion diy project by erin from just plain lovely blog

The Triangle Tee

What You’ll Need:
1 T-Shirt (I used a Men’s L tee so that I could size down)
Pellon® 805 Wonder-Under® (available at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft)
Fabric Scraps (I used three different patterns)
Sewing Machine & Related Supplies

— Start by turning your tee inside out. Try it on and, using pins, make marks where you’ll need to alter the sleeves, the sides and the bottom.
— Lay the t-shirt out on a flat surface. Using the pins as a guide, draw lines along the sleeves and down the sides of the tee. I like to pin the shirt in place along the lines to prevent shifting. Cut a band off the bottom of the tee about 1” below the mark. This will be hemmed later.
— Sew along the lines, backstitching at the start and finish to secure the stitches.
— Cut off the excess material about a ¼” outside the stitched line.
— Pin the neckline together, making sure to line up the shoulder seams. Draw a line for your neckline. I did a ‘V’, but you could also do a scoop neck, a boat neck, or a wider crew. Cut about 1” outside the line (toward the original neckline). This will be hemmed later.

— Fold up the bottom of the tee by ½” and press. Fold up another ½” and pin. Sew in place to create your bottom hem. I like to use a zig-zag stitch here as it allows the material to stretch.
— Follow the same process with the neckline, but stitch in place using a straight stitch for a clean finish.

Then turn your tee right side out and admire!

— Cut 1 4” x 6” rectangle from each of your fabrics. Cut 3 4” x 6” rectangles of the Wonder-Under®.
— Place the Wonder-Under® rough side up on your ironing board and lay your fabric on top, right side up. Cover with a cloth and press firmly with a dry iron for about 8-10 seconds. Do this for each fabric.

— Cut out a triangle shape from a piece of cardstock (or simply draw your own design). Trace the triangle shape onto the paper back of the Wonder-Under® (on the back side of the fabric). Trace as many as you’d like.
— Carefully cut all triangles out on the drawn lines.

— Remove the paper-back from the Wonder-Under®. I find that scoring the paper lightly with a pin sometimes helps to get the process started. Think of it as removing the paper off the back of a sticker.
— Arrange the triangles however you’d like with the Wonder-Under® against the front of the t-shirt.
— Cover the triangles with a cloth, spray the cloth with water from your iron to dampen, and firmly press in place for about 8-10 seconds. Repeat this process until all triangles are fused to the t-shirt.

And there you have it. All that’s left is to put on your new tee and flaunt it around town!

Many thanks to Erin from Just Plain Lovely. Make sure you check out her blog for tons of great DIY projects and design inspiration.  

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