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28 December 2010

Françoise, Françoise.

Hardy Tshirt
Last week I had the sudden urge to print a tshirt, something I haven't done since I was twelve or thirteen. It's really simple but very satisfying, I won't bore you with a tutorial because all you need is an image, a tshirt and a tube of Dylon Image Maker which comes with all the instructions.

I choose a picture of Françoise Hardy, that I have pinned up next to my dressing table for inspiration.
There aren't many faces that I would be happy to wear across my chest but Françoise is definitely one of them.

Hardy Tshirt
Hardy Tshirt
My favourite part is peeling the paper off, slowly revealing the image underneath. Well, that and wearing it!

Who would you put on a Tshirt? I think I'll try Anna Karina or Jean Shrimpton next.

31 comments:

  1. Hope you had a lovely xmas!I'm loving your t-shirt design, just read on your profile that you would like to make clothes, I would love to design and make bags should I strike rich and be able to have my ethical own factory in the UK!I would have to have Cate Blanchet on my t-shirt, she has great eyes.How wonderful to receive the Alexa for xmas. I recently went to the opening of Mulberrys 2nd store in Manchester, you can read about in my back posts if you fancy poping round! Sharon (Lancashire) xx

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  2. This is such a good idea, I had no idea it was so easy! I'd have an Irving Penn image on my teeshirt... ooh the possibilities!

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  3. Did you seal in the colours? I looked it up but the Dylon colour seal is much harder to come by apparently, though the packaging says you have to seal it in?

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  4. The one I used comes with instructions and you paint a layer of the same paste over the image once all the paper has been removed.

    Really, all you need is the picture, a tshirt and the paste.

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  5. that tshirt turned out so perfect, i love how it looks.
    xx

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  6. that's so cool! now i want to try that, except with anna karina

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  7. Wow - it turned out so well! That photograph is perfect! I'm definitely going to try this...I'm not sure who I'd be happy 'wearing' though...I'll have to think on it! I love your blog btw x

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  8. It's lovely! And it's lovely the way you paired it with your skirt.
    So hard to think of what I would print on my t-shirt! A huge Totoro is always my first thought! :D Ok, if it has to be vintage related, maybe I'd go for one of those lovely graphic Better Homes and Gardens illustrations from the 50s :)

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  9. Wow! This worked out perfectly! Might have to give this a go x

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  10. i love this! i am so going to do this in the future! :)

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  11. aaa françoise hardy such a good choice !! I love her and her lover jacques dutron i was so handsome !!

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  12. This is such a cute idea, I'd like to have any image from the new issue of Lula. They're all so beautiful xx

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  13. This is such a good idea, I've never thought of doing it! I think I'd do a vintage print of Paris x

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  14. I used to do this all the time when I was a teenager! I don't know what I'd get done now but it would have to be a b&w photo, stylish & understated.

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  15. love love love.. i was thinking about doing this a while ago, but never got round to it, i'd probably use a image of Morrissey or Edie Sedgewick!!! :D x

    www.youlookpretty.blogspot.com

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  16. cool tee! I have to say that I would model mine on either Twiggy or France Gail (a french singer from the 70s...) - I wouldn't be donning a "I Love Cheryl Cole" tee just yet...!

    Jules :)

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  17. Ooh do one of Anna Karina, she's so lovely! Cool idea!

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  18. i like this, though i think you should do a tutorial for the simpletons among us (oh yes, i mean me). x

    p.s. new follower - hi there. x

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  19. I'd definitely do a Brigitte Bardot t shirt if I could, she's my ultimate icon. But no Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn, they're already everywhere, on furniture, magnets, even toilet paper ? haha

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  20. It looks like something you would buy from Topshop for £20!
    Sophie
    x

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  21. Such a cool tee, I want one!! I find I haven't got enough nice skirts to wear my t-shirts with. Cool idea I might have to copy you. x

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  22. what an amazing idea! i can never find any perfect t-shirts, so after this i shall definitely be making one! :)

    happy new year :)

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  23. just realised i didn't answer your question! i think marianne faithfull or grace slick would be perfect on a t-shirt :)

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  24. It looks great! I should definitely try this myself, although it would be hard to pick just one gorgeous picture...

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  25. do you have to use a photocopied image? xxx

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  26. What a great idea! I'd put Audrey Hepburn hugging her pet donkey in front of her country house.
    xoxo,
    Gina

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  27. your blog is wonderfull!!!!
    http://ilaryjules.blogspot.com/

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