My Husband Anirudh is a big fan of "Christian Audigier" and has one of the best collection one can find. Off course it costed him a fortune to buy these T-shirts as they were all gold plated. CA advises to wash their clothes in washing machine however with a period of time the gold plating does fade away and so does their beauty.
One day I just thought about restoring his beautiful CA T-Shirt instead of giving it away. It took me almost a month but I was able to restore it. Now he wears it proudly to malls and lounges. :)
- Christian Audigier Shirt.
- Fabric colours - Gold Metallic and Gold Pearl.
- Fine Art fabric brushes no. 0, 1, 2, 4
- High Quality heat setting swarovski crystals.
- Tulip heat setting tool.
- A flat table.
- & Lots of Patience :)
How I did it?
The gold plating on this T-shirt had completely faded and there were no crystals on the original product it was completely my idea to bling it up with super quality swarovski's. I had to work on this T-shirt just like a new piece of canvas and paint it from the very beginning. Since I couldn't have gold plated it again which was stamped originally; I decided to re-paint it with fabric colours - Gold Metallic and Gold Pearl. The most complicated part was to paint Christian Audigier written in cursive writing as it had to be done with a '0' brush with maximum concentration, one mistake and you are done with the shirt. After I finished painting I let it dry for a couple of days and then started working with crystals and carefully hot fixed them which took me an hour. The result was fabulous as you can see below.
|You can clearly see that their were no crystals and the gold plating had faded away.|
Isn't this a great idea to restore and beautify your favourite shirts???
Fabric Colours: 18 INR each/ U.S. $0.34
Fabric Brush: 18 INR each / U.S. $0.34
High Quality Crystals Pack of 500: 250 INR / U.S. $4.80
Christian Audigier Shirt: 11500 INR on retail in India / U.S. $220