DIY Cosmic Shirt Top

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If you’re into fashion, then you’d know one of the latest craze are “cosmic shirts” and since I’m a frugal shopper [plus I’m broke already after shopping for xmas] I have no choice but to keep gawking at those stylish tees. Then it hit me, why should I let myself sulk in misery for not being able to get what I want when I can make one for myself! I haven’t been into crafts lately but I have been known to be the “makalkal” type as I was growing up. I learned how to operate my great grandmothers vintage sewing machine at the age of 10. I even sheered and cut my way out of our old curtain fabric so I can make a so-called dress back then. Which is why at one point my mama had wanted me to pursue interior designing but I didn’t. Oh well, that is a whole different story already. Back to our cosmic shirt design… in my opinion, just because it’s expensive doesn’t mean you can’t have it… Money isn’t always an issue if you let creativity take over. :] Can’t buy it, Make it! โ™ฅ

Typical DIY Tutorials for cosmic shirts requires you to have a Fabric Paint or some dye and since I want to make use of what I have at my disposal I tried Nail Polish and it worked just fine. ๐Ÿ™‚


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DIY Cosmic Fashion Shirt

DIY Cosmic Fashion Shirt

DIY Cosmic Fashion Shirt

Do it Yourself Cosmic Tshirt

Do it Yourself Cosmic Tshirt

Do it Yourself Cosmic Tshirt

Galaxy Shirt

Galaxy Shirt

Galaxy Fashion Shirt

Galaxy Fashion Shirt

DIY koreandoll

DIY koreandoll

Fashion Shirt

Fashion Shirt

Do It Yourself Cosmic Shirt

So there you have it! Your very own custom made cosmic shirt. I didn’t even have to spend any to get the shirt I wanted! But be warned, it is time consuming. It took me about 3 hours to finish it all up! The knotting is the longest one to do and will require lots of patience. ;] Also just so you know, your fingers might end up a little sore after all the tugging, knotting and pulling. If you can, while spraying bleach on the shirt have a mask or bandanna over your nose. I just can’t deal it as I feel like I’m suffocating but then after a few hours of being exposed [right now] I tend to feel so sick-ish and dizzy. Please bleach with caution. Will post pictures of the look later. For now I’m off to rest and this post is getting quite long already. ๐Ÿ˜› Let me know what y’all think! If you have any questions, request or suggestions feel free to let me know. xox


How it looks like when worn

If you like the look and enjoyed this post, kindly click the hype button for me please? :] Also for more pictures ” you can view it here ” Til’ Next!

My name is Angela Ricardo Bethea and I am the founder and editor behind ( and many other online publications ) ... I love the finer things in life, I'm quite a shop-a-holic and a certified jet-setter. So if I am not behind my laptop to blog, I'd probably be shopping if not traveling.


  1. Niรฑa Rita Simon

    December 15, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    This is a great idea. I can’t wait for the look you would post with it. ^.^ I wish I had learned how to use a machine instead of playing out with my male cousins. That would have come in handy nowadays that I have decided being girly is cooler.

  2. Gengen

    December 15, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Oh thanks of sharing this DIY its cool!

  3. Angela Ricardo

    December 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    you’re welcome. I’m glad you like it. :D~

  4. Angela Ricardo

    December 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    It’s never too late to learn. That’s my perspective in life, we can keep trying and learning. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Paige

    December 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    So cute! I like ๐Ÿ™‚ Matry nga minsan heheheheeeย 

  6. chrisair

    December 15, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    brillant, although nanghinayang naman ako sa nail polish but still ang galing pa rin

    by the I always read your post through adgitize

  7. tejan

    December 16, 2011 at 1:09 am

    wow..thats cool:) Hmm, I will try doing it!

  8. iway

    December 16, 2011 at 1:37 am

    this is cool! ๐Ÿ™‚ this remind of the book I saw in one of the bookstores that I visited a month ago. A do-it yourself tee or creating something new out of the old shirts we have in the closet. Thanks for sharing!ย 

  9. Michelle Bugante

    December 16, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Interesting project! Maybe you can post a picture of you wearing it to help us imagine what it looks like when worn? ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Donna

    December 16, 2011 at 2:51 am

    That’s so cute irog. I love it so muuuuch. Thanks for sharing. You are so creative naman. :))

  11. Sandra

    December 16, 2011 at 2:57 am

    I AM IN AWE. Ikaw na!! Isipin mo yun, nail polish lang katapat wallah! haha lovet sis! Super creative! โ™ฅ

  12. Ladiesoda

    December 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Love the result! Another way of utilizing a nail polish :).. I also made use of a nail polish in reinventing an old wedge. Will have to try this too. And I am loving those shoes!

  13. Ayah

    December 16, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    eto na!! gagawin ko to. salamat sis. <3

  14. Patricia Tan

    December 16, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    OMG! Must try this! Haha while viewing your recent post. I thought you DIY only the lower part lang (knotted part). Tadaa! Was shock when i saw this!ย So creative! Thumbs up! <3

  15. Angela Ricardo

    December 17, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Thanks sis! Please feel free to use my guide and let me know how yours turned out. I would love to see other versions. ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. Angela Ricardo

    December 17, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Awwee ๐Ÿ˜€ Well at first nanghinayang din ako pero since it turned out pretty good for a first try, it was well worth it. ;]

    thank you for always reading my blog. I’ll be visiting yours after this. xoxo

  17. Angela Ricardo

    December 17, 2011 at 1:19 am

    thanks! Would love to see your version. Please let me know when you have already tried it. Thanks! xox

  18. Angela Ricardo

    December 17, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Thank you sis! I have tons of those arts and crafts book, it’s a shame I have left those in the Philippines. ๐Ÿ™ Hopefully I can bring it with me the next time I visit.

  19. Angela Ricardo

    December 17, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Indeed it is! I have actually posted the look for it already. Kindly check and I hope you like how it turned out. ;D

  20. Angela Ricardo

    December 17, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Ayiii thank you irog! Nakooo nabulok na nga creativity ko. Now na lang nagamit palibasa walang pambili. :))

  21. Angela Ricardo

    December 17, 2011 at 1:28 am

    thank you sis! ;]] wala eh… super mega want ko kaso alang pang shop kaya ayan try lang maganda naman kinalabasan. ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. Angela Ricardo

    December 17, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Thank you! At least we don’t end up wasting nail polish and old clothes or accessories. ๐Ÿ˜€ Let me know when you try it, would love to see it. xox

  23. Angela Ricardo

    December 17, 2011 at 1:41 am

    yes sis… ayan na! ๐Ÿ˜€ Madali namang sundan diba? Share mo pag tapos mo na ha… Wanna see! xox

  24. Angela Ricardo

    December 17, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Go sissy! Try it and let me know how it turned out… I wanna see how yours would look like. ๐Ÿ˜€ The knotted part surely is time consuming and yes I did the whole thing… :)) Thank youuu! xox

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