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Sunday, 13 October 2013
Anthropologie Inspired T
.Here I am again! I am taking a break from my series for a week or two
while I wrestle part 5 into submission on my dress form. The two
pictures below are my latest transformation ready for your comments! I
got the idea from one of my Pinterest pictures from Anthropologie. You
can see the picture below. What an easy way this was to give a boring
t-shirt a brand new look!
One could make so many different combinations of this look. With all
of the t-shirts I have grown out of (AHEM!) or grown tired of (BETTER!)
I have a lot to work with in my own closet without thrifting for the
Here is the tutorial:
1) I purchased a yard of fabric to match
with a white and navy stripe "Old Navy" T. The first thing I did was to
make a center back pleat with a 1" depth on each side. I was very
careful to make sure the pattern matched from side to side as I did it.
2) Next, I unpicked the side seams and cut out the back of the
t-shirt just below the armholes. I left a 1 " seam allowance as I did
this. (BUT I FORGOT TO TAKE A PICTURE OF THIS STEP!)
3) While on the form, I pinned the panel on the back of the t-shirt
Then down the sideseams.
4) At this point, I laid it down to make sure everything matched up
properly. I sewed across the back first and then down the side seams.
This way you can make perfect corners under the arms.
I rounded the back hem. It is overlocked, turned, then given a 1/2" topstitch.
Well, what do you think? Will you try it? As I said, this is an easy fix.