Jul 19, 2010

J. Crew Tee Copy Again!

So I saw this on someone's blog a while back and wanted to make something like it.  I cut around a crew neck to make more of a scoop neck on a plain gray tee.


Then I cut up some old mechanics woven shop towel into strips and pinned them on the shirt to make a similar design.


First I sewed with a needle and thread to hold the shape of the design.

Then I took out all the pins and sewed it on the sewing machine to make it more secure.


That's it!  This shirt is definitely one of my favorites, and it was one of the easiest too!


Probably only took me an hour total (I completed each step on different days)


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32 comments:

Kate said...

Great shirt! It looks just like J. Crew's version. I might have to give this a try!

Natalie said...

I like it a lot. I wish I knew how to sew :(

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

love, love love!

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

Super cute! It looks super comfy too.
-Tiff

Larissa said...

Coming from girl creative.

Super cute. I actually just had someone send me a picture of the JCrew tee and asked me to help her make it...thanks for doing this, it will be a great jumping off point for me.

Just Another Day in Paradise

gnee said...

Jessica,

You've created another winner! I think this is the third t-shirt you've made and they are all adorable. Keep it up, two more and I can make a different one for each one of my girls!

Thanks so much, and happy Monday!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I really like this one Jessica. Really pretty - and I love the color combination you used! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

furygirl3132 said...

I love that shirt, and it looks really comfy too! I am a new follower from Meet&Greet Monday, so glad to have found your blog. Hope you have a wonderful evening!

Eloise
Mommy2TwoGirls
http://mommy2twogirls.blogspot.com/

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Great shirt! I'd love it if you'd link up to my topsy turvy link party tomorrow! http://imtopsyturvy.com

Yellow House said...

You are so talented! I love it. :)

Meet Virginia said...

Too cute Jess! I love it!!

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deiala said...

This tee looks great! I'm already deep in my closet looking for one I can try this with, too...

Justine said...

I love it! Thanks for the idea.

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I love it. I love how you fixed the neckline too. I have a couple shirts that feel like they choke me, and I could do this too!

Ms. Chyme said...

nice! you are so creative.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Very cute! Great job!

Misty said...

Super cute! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday!

Staci J said...

That really is so clever and so chic! i loVE your design! Visiting from justsewsassy.com

Heather said...

Really cute great job!

LV said...

Yo took something so simple and created a lovely top. A great idea and looks nice.

Coloradolady said...

Really cute. Have a great VTT!

the thrifty ba said...

coming from beyond the...
love this!

Helena said...

This is so cute! I love the fit.
Thank you for participating in the Therapy Session with Life in the Pitts!

Andrea said...

I'm really loving this one too. Great work.

Fawnda said...

Love it! It look Fabulous!

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Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

The shirt looks so cute. So do your others. I need to really jump on this bandwagon and get me some pretty t-shirts!

I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. If you have a project you’d like to share, I’d love for you to stop by and join in!
Kat
www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

★All Thingz Related★ said...

What a great way to spruce up a plain tshirt!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Anything Related!
{Rebekah}

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

dang, i am so impressed! i would never think to try something like this.... but maybe i should! :)

TidyMom said...

how awesome is that?! I LOVE it!!
Thanks for sharing and linking up!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So very cute--thanks for sharing~!

Bonnie said...

and I'm the fool who bought the JCrew shirt just like that!