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 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! : )

kathyz65 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!

Leca 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 said...

Adorable!!!

connie 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 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

Laura PARING DOWN 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 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 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!!

BruinChiq said...

Love this! It looks absolutely fabulous!

www.kimberlymichelle.com

jaya pratheesh said...

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

Riechan 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

southernscraps 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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