Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Fling- Anthropolgie Shirt Tutorial

my name is Sarah and i keep a blog over at Welcome to the gOOd life.
it's a diary written by me (and sometimes by my hilarious
husband) of the good and the ugly as a wife, a stay at home mom,
raising two kids under three-just a year apart, and also my weekly DIY
sewing projects.  besides chasing around/cleaning up after my two
kids all day long, i run an online store called S.T Collection where i sell
unique headbands/jewelry and clothes.

so should we get on to my DIY project?

inspiration: squeezebox top from anthropologie
picture from an anthropologie review blog.
i think i literally gasped when i saw this top online.  i
instantly fell in love and knew i had to have it!
i bought 2 white shirts, one in xs which is my size and one in
large.  i got the large shirt in round neck for more
fabric while i got the xs in a scoopneck.
you'll need:

2 shirts
matching thread

estimated time: 1-2 hrs.
project cost: very reasonable(mine was $8 for both shirts)
skill level: advanced beginner to intermediate

1. take the large shirt and cut it into two pieces, a front and the
back piece.

2. cut the arms and the neckline off so it's closest to a rectangle shape.

3. take one of the piece and begin making the pleates.

4. (instruction written above)



and then with the bottom pleated part




11. oopsie, mispelling. it should be "along" instead of "aling". ;)




and you're finished!  TA-DA!!!


  1. very cool!

  2. OH i totally want to do this!! i appreciate the really detailed images for this DIY ... hopefully i can't do it myself!!

  3. that is amazing!

  4. I think yours looks better than the antrhopologie one. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wauw! I like this so much!
    I want to do some DIY either on my blog, yours are so great!

    please take a look at my blog:

  6. Oh I'm so in love with this shirt, thanks a lot for posting this tutorial! 8D
    I featured your tutorial as the
    Net Find of the Week
    on my blog,
    I hope thats ok with you :)

  7. What a great tutorial! I love reconstructing boring t-shirt into something fabulous like this. I like it so much, I ended up including it on my blog...

  8. Saw this on pinterest and just HAD to tell you that it looks AMAZING!!! I cannot believe you did that yourself. Wow. I'd try it if I was brave... but I'm not very brave. :D Then again... for $8, it's not a huge risk. ;)
    Thanks for sharing!!

  9. this's great Ginny...

  10. The result is very beautiful ! I'm going to share your post on my french blog : ;-)

  11. Great idea, saw it on Pinterest. Using a Black T-shirt with a white pleated front would give the impression of a Tuxedo look!

  12. Good job! I may try. it and use a ruller or yard stick to help make the pleats by folding it up over the yardstick and pulling it out.


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