2016 will be over in just few hours! This year has been a great ride for me. A lot has happened and a lot has changed. I have learnt quite a bit about myself, celebrated my parent’s 25th anniversary and Dad’s 50th birthday. I also took a trip with my best friend which was full of adventures. A trip with the best friend can never be boring! We checked Skydiving off our list. I really hope 2016 was an amazing ride for you too and you also had a chance to tick things off your list. If not, then 2017 is just around the corner. 🙂 I am looking forward to 2017 as I will be completing another milestone by finishing Masters and also have heaps of ideas that I would want to try out as well as tick places off my travel list. Let’s welcome 2017 together with a bang!
Moving on, I wanted to share with you the peek-a-boo mesh top which was inspired from Golden Poise DIY mesh t-shirt (picture below).
I bought the t-shirt from a sale for $1 and the black mesh with white spots is from Spotlight for $5. You don’t need to stick to the same colour mesh as the t-shirt. Try adding a pop of colour to your top with a different coloured mesh. My second option for the mesh was an olive-green colour!
- Wear the t-shirt and use a chalk to mark the area where you would like to add the mesh. I have also gone ahead to mark the neck as I wanted to change the neckline and the sleeves area.
- Using a pair of scissors, cut along the marked lines. The mesh will be added to the waistline area. This can be done by either using fabric glue or needle and thread. I used fabric glue to attach the mesh first but as I wore the top after two days, the mesh started to come off. Hence, I would recommend using needle and thread. Stitch the neck and sleeves if you made any adjustments to them.
- Finally, use fabric paint to personalise the top. I chose the number ‘79’ as it is a special one for me. You can go crazy with the paint! Let the paint dry for 48 hours and then iron the top inside out. Never directly use heat on the painted area. There you go, you have a peek-a-boo mesh top for yourself for just under $10! Do not forget to tag me (@aditisawarkar) in your Instagram post if you try this out or any DIY tops from an old t-shirt. Let the creativity flow. I would love to see it. 🙂
Happy New Year! 🙂
Shine bright and be kind!