Geometric Two Tone Shirt Refashion

Geometric Two Tone Shirt Refashion_freezer paper

I am incorporating the Silhouette challenge for this month into my Wardrobe Refashion and Revamp which sadly has been dragging on for almost a year now.  The challenge  was to use your favorite things to make something with the Silhouette.  While I wouldn’t say that freezer paper is my favorite thing, refashioning clothes is.  The Silhouette offers many ways to help refashion clothes.   I have used the Silhouette brand stencil vinyl with fabric paint, stencil material, heat transfer, fabric interfacing and rhinestones.   Then there are things like freezer paper and fabric pens that you can still use with your Silhouette but aren’t made specifically for it.   Whatever material you choose to use, the Silhouette is a great refashioning resource.

GQ Geometric Shirt Refashion

If you remember from my Wardrobe Revamp and Refashion, I take an inspiration piece and refashion something from my wardrobe to be like it.  The inspiration piece this time was actually a men’s shirt from GQ.   The things I liked about it were its geometric simple shape and the two contrasting colors.   You can see from the pic above that I didn’t go exactly the same direction as my inspiration piece.  Well actually I did make a shirt that was much similar to the inspiration piece but it had a little malfunction.



I started by using two rectangle pieces of flocked vinyl.  It was looking really good until I accidentally spilled water on the yellow flocked vinyl. Did that water just stain the vinyl? I tried washing the shirt but the spot wouldn’t come out.  Maybe I could peel off the yellow vinyl.  I am pretty stubborn so I tried and tried.  I googled it and people recommended using nail polish remover or  heat.  Neither   really worked.  I pulled a lot off by sheer force but it went from looking like a lamp to a Halloween scary face shirt.  Definitely a #craftfail.  As much as it pained me, I had to give up on the shirt refashion.

I may have given up on that shirt but I was not giving up on my wardrobe refashion and revamp.  I decided to try and again but this time instead  of using heat transfer I would go with fabric paint.  I even took it farther and changed the geometric shape from a rectangle to a pentagon.  I used the pentagon from the Geometric Prisms.  I still went with the two different colors but instead of doing white and orange, I did white and linen.  With all these changes it is a far cry from the inspiration piece but no matter, I love it all the same.

Cutting Freezer Paper with the Silhouette CAMEO

I opened up the pentagon prism in my Silhouette CAMEO software and sized it appropriately.  I put a large box around the pentagon. I put my freezer paper on my mat with the shiny side down and then adjusted the cut settings to a speed of 3, thickness of ten and a blade depth of 3.    The shiny side of the freezer paper is the side that will be touching the garment.  Keep this in mind if the shape you are cutting needs to be mirrored a certain way.

Freezer Paper Stencil Shirt Refashion Tutorial

I began by ironing on the box containing the empty pentagon, shiny side down.  I used the actual prism shape as a guide so that I knew where to place the little triangle pieces.  I used my iron tip to iron the pieces inside the guide (shiny side down too) taking care not to iron the guide itself.  When the individual pieces were all in place  I removed my guide and went over everything one more time.  Once everything looked like it had adhered well I got out my fabric paint and began.  I painted the top half of the pentagon white and the bottom half the linen color.  Once the paint had dried I removed it.  After 24 hours I heat set the shape onto my shirt. I did this by using a thin piece of cotton and laying it over the shape and then ironing it for about 3 minutes.

Freezer Paper Stenciled Shirt_Silhouette

Did I get a little bleed through? Sure I did which can happen with freezer paper.  Does it bother me? Nah.  Well at least not enough to make this shirt a third time!

wardrobe Refashion tutorials

My Wardrobe Refashion and Revamp is getting closer than it has ever been.  Only 3 more to go and one of them will definitely be refashioned with the help of my Silhouette CAMEO.   Want to check out some of the other ones? You can get all the links on THIS post.


Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

A Gift for the Bride-to-Be Silhouette Challenge: My Favorite Things My Favorite Things Keepsake Box Printable Tattoos for Crafters & DIYers Super Hero Backpacks Geometric Two Tone Shirt Refashion Instagram Paper Album Reasons I Love Daddy Ctrl Alt Del Pillows Outside Decor: DIY Pallet Board Sign Yo-Ho It's a Pirate Party How To Use Silhouette Sketch Pens Combining My Favorite Things, Baking and Crafting - July Silhouette Challenge Pride & Prejudice Subway Style Art Favorite Silhouette Challenge Just umm, Let it Go Temporary My Little Pony Tattoos Mike Holmes Baby Onesie Monogram It: A Memo Board Makeover Super Room Redo The Best Summer Ever Freebie and Tutorial Summertime Toes Crafty Girls Hair Accessories Holder Watercolor Wall Art Ice Cream Cone T-Shirt Sun Fun Shirt Family Wall Art: Scrabble Edition Serving Tray Upcycle Making Custom Rhinestone Designs Etched Glass Coasters Church Nursery Wall Quote

1. Just a Girl and Her Blog // 2. The Frill of Life // 3. A Time For Seasons // 4. The Thinking Closet // 5. Ginger Snap Crafts // 6. Grey Luster Girl // 7. Simply Kelly Designs // 8. Home At Eight // 9. Please Excuse My Craftermath… // 10. My Paper Craze // 11. Mama Sonshine // 12. Practically Functional // 13. Adventures in All Things Food // 14. Two Purple Couches // 15. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 16. Sowdering About // 17. Cutesy Crafts // 18. My Mom Made That // 19. Pitter and Glink // 20. Pineapples And Pinecones // 21. Dream a Little Bigger // 22. McCall Manor // 23. TitiCrafty // 24. unOriginal Mom // 25. Persia Lou // 26. Lil Mrs Tori // 27. Home. Made. Interest. // 28. Sandpaper and Glue // 29. Silhouette School // 30. Creative Ramblings // 31. My Favorite Finds


  1. I always wind up with a little bleed through using stencils too but that’s just part of DIY right? I love the geometric design and I think the shirt looks great 🙂

    • greylustergirl says:

      Glad to know I am not the only one with imperfect crafting! Thanks for stopping by Kat!

  2. I loooooove this! I also love that you posted about your “fails” too. I always like a “real” blogger 🙂

  3. I love the shape you went with!
    I am surprised you couldn’t get the HTV off with heat. I haven’t done it with the flocked stuff, but I had success with others by applying heat and using my scrapper (i.e. old gift card) to scrape it off. But thanks for sharing your first shirt too 🙂

    • greylustergirl says:

      I am jealous of your removal skills Dawn! Now I will always wonder what if I could have gotten it off!!

  4. Love this!

  5. Such a neat shape – I love that you used metallic paint too! It turned out great!

  6. Very fun! I don’t think I’ve ever made anything with HTV for myself. I need to give it a try. Good job!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks for your comment Carrie! You should totally try making something for yourself! Show me if you ever do!

  7. This is SO cool! I love all the angles and shapes-created-by-shapes in your second try!

  8. Lisa,
    The T-Shirt is AWESOME! You did such a great job with detail work of this project……Bravo!
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

  9. Ohhh!! I just love the look of your shirt Lisa! I like the look of the two tones for your fabric paint!

  10. What a great idea. Sorry about the fail, but I really love the one you ended up with. Really admire your inspiration pieces for refashion.

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thank you for your sweet words Alisha! I do like the final product more than the original. So glad you stopped by last month!

  11. Love the design and how it looks. I’m a sucker for geometrics!

  12. Gorgeous! Currently obsessed with geometric patterns~