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A sexy refashion with a little punch
I had been wanting to make my own lingerie for a long time but I had a hard time justifying putting that much time and energy into something I could only wear in my own house. Finally I gave up trying to justify it and just started sewing. Besides, I have made a number of pieces of men's lingerie (true story), why not make my own?

Posted by Mikelina S. from La Cañada Flintridge, California, United States • Published See Mikelina S.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a garter. T Shirt To Cheeky Garter Belt Refashion - Step 1
    Step 1

    I was inspired by this awesome graphic T I mined from a corporate thrift store in my neighbourhood. Originally they were going to be panties but I decided that wasn't quite cheeky enough for this find.

  • How to make a garter. T Shirt To Cheeky Garter Belt Refashion - Step 2
    Step 2

    I started by cutting the tshirt open at the seams to create flat pattern pieces.

  • How to make a garter. T Shirt To Cheeky Garter Belt Refashion - Step 3
    Step 3

    I marked my pattern on the right side so that I wasn't having to constantly flip it back and forth to make sure I wasn't cutting through the graphic.

  • How to make a garter. T Shirt To Cheeky Garter Belt Refashion - Step 4
    Step 4

    I folded the shirt in half to make sure my cut was symmetrical.

  • How to make a garter. T Shirt To Cheeky Garter Belt Refashion - Step 5
    Step 5

    I did the same with the blank back of the shirt. The blank piece will be the front of the garter.

  • How to make a garter. T Shirt To Cheeky Garter Belt Refashion - Step 6
    Step 6

    I also made a liner out of the rest of the t-shirt so that the t-shirt cotton wouldn't stretch out of shape as easily. For the liner I just cut duplicates of the first two pieces. I sewed both the sets of pattern pieces together separately.

  • How to make a garter. T Shirt To Cheeky Garter Belt Refashion - Step 7
    Step 7

    And attached them at the top, right sides together.

  • How to make a garter. T Shirt To Cheeky Garter Belt Refashion - Step 8
    Step 8

    At the bottom I folded both hems in toward each other and sewed the bottom hem with a zig zag stitch.

  • How to make a garter. T Shirt To Cheeky Garter Belt Refashion - Step 9
    Step 9

    With scraps from the t-shirt I created these four garters by cutting 1.25" widths and folding them in on each other so no raw edges are visible. I sewed them closed with a zig zag stitch.

  • How to make a garter. T Shirt To Cheeky Garter Belt Refashion - Step 10
    Step 10

    For lack of ready garter clips I re-purposed paper clips which worked surprisingly well. So well that I doubt I'll replace them.

    And we're finished!

    Now go show them to somebody you really like ;)

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Sarania
Sarania · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 15 projects
I love this! This is Fantastic!
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FrolleinKram
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
Hahahaha yaaaaaaay what a freaking awesome DIY! I LOVE IT!!!
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Le Belle Arc En Ciel
Le Belle Arc En Ciel
Soooo inspiring!!
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Thera Joyce
Thera Joyce · Chandler, Arizona, US · 57 projects
LOVE THIS! Happy
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