April 22, 2010

J Crew Knock-off Tee

I saw this cute little shirt the other day on JCrew.  I thought I'd give it a shot.  It turned out a bit different, but here's my attempt.


1) I bought 2 t-shirts for $4 each.  One to wear and one for the extra matching fabric.  I think these embellished t-shirts usually look best tone on tone.


2) I cut off the hemmed sleeves and the collar, to give it more of a raw look.


3) I cut some strips out of the extra shirt.


4) I sewed them on the shirt like this.  See how they flop over and you don't see the seam?  Yeah, baby.



See how I moved up the shirt doing the same?  I just went from the bottom strip and worked my way up the shirt.



Now it's time to add the bow.


5) I sewed on the two hangy-down parts of the bow.  (Yes, that's the official name for that part of the bow.  Surprised you didn't know that.)  I also pre-sewed the bow part and sewed the top of the strip that holds it all together.  Then I sewed the bow down and hand sewed the bottom of that strip that holds it down, so you couldn't see it.


Ta-dah!  Sorry this picture isn't super clear.  I had some self-photo issues today.  It was stormy, so it was too dim for a good natural photo. Hence, this one is a bit blurry.


It was raining outside, so I couldn't get the lens to focus on me while using the timer - just the rain.  (However, I thought this photo was kind of cool anyhow.)


AND I couldn't get far enough away from myself to get a good self-photo.  I need those go-go-gadget arms!  Man!


I guess it's time to start giving Rex some photography lessons. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I have a really fun Feature Friday tomorrow. 

PS - Brittany, I need your e-mail address to answer your question about the rip.  It's not linked to your profile and I want to give you some suggestions!

34 comments:

Andrea said...

Great shirt. I agree, the tone on tone embellished shirts look best.

TheTrainToCrazy.com

Creations from my heart said...

Love your new creation. I've been seeing all the t-shirt re-do's and have wanted to try one. Where did you get the t-shirts? If you get a chance stop by my lamp shad re-do.
Blessings...Sherry

Ashley @ Joyful Creations said...

I love this! I'm definitely going to have to try this out.

Sharon said...

cool!

Janine Marie said...

Cheri, you rock!
You're so pretty, too! : )

Unknown said...

Great shirt! You need this
http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/collapsable-camera-extender

Kendra Goodrich said...

I love this shirt! I think I have the perfect shirt to use for this project. Thanks!

Taylor Swim said...

You and your crazy self portraits. Your shirt is great. I love the tone on tone. My sister says it is the only way to go.

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

I love this! it is super cute....oh and you are way too pretty I love the self shots!

Jen said...

Darling! OH and just look at you rockin that headband of yours. You are super cute and I think the outside photo is quite cool! Good work Lady!
Smiles, JEN

Carri said...

You are so darn creative! I love it!

Katie Olthoff said...

Adorable!!!

Unknown said...

The shirt is really, really cute and so are you.

The No Money Mama said...

I love JCrew, your version came out great and you can't beat the price!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Oh My!!! That is just lovely! I wan to make one of these! Amazing!

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

That turned out great! You are right about the tone-on-tone! I love it! :)

Heather said...

I love it and made an attempt at it myself...check it out on my blog and let me know what you think! I gave you a shout out:-)

http://mylipswillglorifyyou.blogspot.com

Sarah Ann said...

GREAT job! I'm so impressed!

Sarah said...

I LOVE LOVE that! I have a shirt I think that will work with too

Unknown said...

I came over from this feature at Someday Crafts because it is so cute. I actually think I could do this one myself.

I also love the tone on tone.

Beautiful work. I am heading over to click the follow button now!

Happy Saturday!
Laura

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

Absolutely marvelous!

Natalie said...

I love this!!

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

I just wanted to let you know that I featured you here:

http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunday-spotlight-soys-favorites_25.html

Agi aka Grumpy Cow said...

Great shirt :) I'm going to have to try this!

Dana said...

I love your re-do! In fact, I like it better than the original. I'm probably old enough to be your mother, but I am so making myself one of these. I just found your blog and LOVE it! Thanks for sharing your creativity and style. You are DARLING!!

Kimberly Michelle said...

Love this! It looks absolutely fabulous!

www.kimberlymichelle.com

Jaya P said...

love how this shirt looks on you! i am so stealing the seam-under-the ribbon idea. so cool! thanks for the howto.

Valerie said...

you know what! I like your much much much! better than the original ^^

Justine said...

This is super cute! Cuter than the original for a fraction of the price!

Pearl Girl said...

I mentioned your post here. I made the exact same shirt inspired by you!
http://beckyscraftcloset.blogspot.com/2010/05/j-crew-look-alike.html

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Awesome job with the shirt!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

love this! absolutely love it. I may have to make a long sleeved version of this so I can wear it now!

GingerLand said...

I'm so late to the game, but I just discovered your blog, and I love this! I LOVE J. Crew, but in this case, I think yours is actually even better.

Marti said...

I love this! Yours is so much prettier too. I'm featuring this on my new blog tutorialsandpatterns.blogspot.com. Grab a "featured" button if you want.

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