Friday, 1 March 2013

Cosmic Girl. Yes I just quoted Jamiroquai.

WOW it has been a bloody long time since i posted here. I had to fight my way through dust and cobwebs just to sign back in to blogger. But anyway, here I am and I'm gonna keep owwwrrn bloggin'! 

Recently I've been doing a lot of customisation, doing up old clothes, ya know all that creative shenanigans I've been yearning to do for ages but NEVER find the time to do! 

So after making that board of photos of things I Really want (note the gramatically incorrect capital R on 'really' - intentional) I considered actually buying some of them. Then I realised that not only am I not as rich as I would like to be, but also that money doesn't grow on trees either. Bummer.

Possibly my favourite item was the cosmic / galaxy print tee by Your Eyes Lie. It is truly a thing of wonder, and as of late I have had a minor fixation with this galaxy print, it is truly out of this world. I use some awful puns, just a casual warning there for posts to come.

These tops retail on the YEL website at about £35 - £50. Being a student you can undertsand my fury over these digitz. So I took it upon myself to try and create my own! I'm no Van Gogh but I do try.

I found a tutorial over at Selina Zawacki's blog on how to make a galaxy shirt and this really helped me so here's a link to her blog: here's the link!

So here's how I did it, with help from her tutorial...

1. Started out with a plain black tee. This is a man's t shirt, you can buy these from Primark for around £2 / £2.50 .

I won't repeat literally everything that's in the tutorial I've linked you to above as it's really clear in its intructions so if you're interested in creating your own do take a look! These are just my photos of how i followed the instructions and how mine turned out!

Using part bleach and water in a spray bottle on to the cotton
Then with a wet paintbrush and some white and blue acrylic paint I splattered the t shirt by tapping the bristles. Again full instructions on the tutorial!

Here's the finished product!

Literally the worst quality photo but one above of me in the top! Thinking of cutting the sleeves and adjusting the neckline in to more of a vest style. Not sure at the moment, but I'm pretty haps with how it turned out in the end! What do you think?

This was inevitably going to be posted here. Massive choon.


  1. the galaxy print tees are amazing, have you seen the leggings too they're fab? i love your diy one though, it's just as good and so much cheaper! you've got a lovely blog :)xxx

  2. I love the tee!

  3. Oh wow, that's such a cool idea!

    Have you heard of black milk? We love all their cosmo products!!

    Please stop by our blog & check out our latest blog post :)

    T & J


  4. holy crap I am seriously trying this!!! This is so cool! Can you do a guest post of this on my blog? If so email me ;) would love to follow each other!
    I'm having a vintage giveaway!!! All you have to do is follow me!

  5. I love cosmic prints, may have to give this a try sometime :) I love the cosmic print leggings they have at Black Milk, just trying to figure out how I'd style them :) xx

  6. Hi lillie! Thanks for responding back! Please email me at so that we can talk about the guest post ;)

    if you like my blog, please follow ;)


  7. I love your post and blog so much!!!.))

    I need your help. I spend another survey but this time with another question.
    "Where do you prefer to shop? What is your favorite shopping center?"

  8. Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog, and I can say it's absolutely great!
    This DIY of yours is stunning, it looks gorgeous. You're very talented!!!!
    Have a look at my blog, please. xoxo Nini

  9. Great idea! Yours turned out really well x

  10. that's so cool! great DIY:)

  11. Aww, yours look awesomee! Do you mind if I add it to the page on my blog of people who made galaxy shirts: (I created the tutorial)? :]]

  12. Ah awesome! Yeah, sure please do! Thanks so much for the original tutorial! :) x

  13. Your DIY's are awesome! <3 xxx

  14. Ah you're so creative! I really wanna do some DIY's! I'm just too lazy..! Haha your blog is awesome :) xxx

  15. Wahou, love this galaxy tee!