Start off with a plain white t-shirt. Fold in half at the back, make sure the front is separated to the back as you will start cutting into the back of the shirt.
Start from the fold line from the centre back start and cut an even line up to the side of the shirt making sure you stop just before the seam. Continue cutting straight lines all the way to the bottom of the shirt ensuring you don’t cut into the seam line. You can be as creative as you like and stop the line where ever you want.
Unfold the shirt to reveal all the fringing down the back of the shirt. Place the shirt on a mannequin as the next part will be less tricky on a three-dimensional body rather than keeping the garment flat.
Now plaiting the back – Starting with the first fringing line pick it up with your finger, then as you see the second line take that through the first line you had already picked up. Continue this until you are happy with the spider web design at the back. As you finish, cut the last strand in half and tie a secure knot to ensure this does not unravel. You can continue this process if you want more detailed plaiting at the back.
Step three : Transfer printing the eye
Print out eye sketch onto heat transfer paper. Remember to reflect the image on photoshop first to ensure the image will be correct once transferred onto fabric.
Pre-heat the iron, make sure the t-shirt is ironed beforehand to get an even print.
Place image over fabric and keep the iron over the full image for one minute.
Let paper cool down on the fabric for ten minutes. Once cooled down peel away paper carefully starting from the edges.
Embellishing the eye:
The first stage is putting some life into the eye. I used the sewing machine to sew into the bottom lashes to exaggerate them. Leaving all the threads loose to give effect to the eye.
Jazz up the eye a little:
I used sequins, buttons and beads to embellish the pupil, to give it a three dimensional look. For the tear drop I used sequins to create an outline and filled it in.
This top will soon feature and be listed on here! Watch this space ;) x
Kisses from PD dolly Shaz xxx
Woo did an amazing shoot today for our capsule Tartan punk collection #prettydisturbia #manchester #alternativefashion #tartan #model #kitsch
Date night baby with my @jamesaoneill #manchester #christmasmarkets 😍
Pretty Disturbia held a Clothes Swapping Party a few weeks at our little design studio in Manchester (Thursday 14th November 2013) at PD HQ it was a great success! The idea of a clothes swap is to bring the items, also including shoes, jewellery and accessories, you no longer want (All in good- very good condition) and swap it with something you really like ( WIN- WIN- WIN Situation!) Doing the swap this time of year was a fantastic idea as it guaranteed you a new Christmas outfit!
It began at 6pm and it was a really relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Earlier in the day I had visions of the clothes in a big pile on the floor and us all savagely fighting over them but I was assured it was much more civilised than that, and it was. We began by having drinks and nibbles (I ate most of them!) and everyone secretly hung their clothes on rails, we waited for everyone to arrive and then Queen PD Dolly Leesa shouted, “1,2,3 GO!” We all walked gently over to something that caught our eye, and swiftly but softly grabbed the item we wanted! The rule was to take the amount of items you brought, for example if you brought 4 items, you took 4 items home.
The clothes that were left over – there was very little left- will be sent to a charity shop, so even charity benefits and our wardobes were refreshed also! When we had chosen our desired clothes we sat down and admired each other’s choices, occasionally stating, “Oh that was mine, it’s lovely isn’t it!” It was really interesting to see the choices people made as everyone said they would not have chosen it normally, but were happy they chose it. The party was also a fantastic way to meet new people, some of them being former PD Dollies.
I picked up some fantastic things such as the dress I’m wearing today (15/11/13), which is a tie-dye vintage midi dress. I also picked up a vintage shirt and smart feminine waistcoat. Whilst PD Dolly Min picked up my Gap silky forest green shirt, she would definitely suit it more than I did! Also, PD Dolly Shaz picked up my denim, studded shirt, which she loves, she is wearing it today and looks fabulous! With all this is mind Leesa has decided that another Clothes Swap Party is on the cards and will be held around Easter Time, so keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter for an event. This is the 3rd one we’ve done and they’ve all been a big success!
Kisses From PD Dolly Louise xxxx
Couldn’t have got through today without her amazing pd dollies! Thank you sooo much girls :)) xx
#sadtimes our lovely little shop closed today :( bye bye PD Afflecks! Xxx
It’s an end of an era; our Afflecks store is closing down, boo! ☹ But we have some good news, we’re deciding to concentrate more on selling online and have a 50% sale on in the shop until Monday 25th November (Our last day open) so please pop on down!
We have some amazing items, all only half price! Purchase tops and bags from £2.50, jewellery from £1.50, hoodies from £20, leggings from £12.50 and many more bargains are all available!
We are very sad to be closing down, but we decided we wanted to interact more with our online users and focus on increasing the platforms to where we sell too.
We will be selling both vintage and Pretty Disturbia items on Asos Marketplace, Etsy, the PD website, the Afflecks website and many more! Check out our items on the sites below:
Come on down to our Afflecks store in Manchester and buy our bargains, all available until Next Monday November! Get shopping before everything goes! ☺
Kisses from PD dolly Ashika xxx
Is off to a mendi looking the part thanks to my gorgeous pd dollies Shaz and Ashika! Xxxx :))
Sad news peeps! Our Afflecks shop is shutting next week! But get 50% off everything until Tuesday! #50%off #closingdownsale #fabrics #affleckspalace #prettydisturbia #fashion #manchester #alternativefashion
I don’t really get it but I’m now on bit strips. #bitstrips #comic #weird