I draw a lot of inspiration blatantly steal ideas from other refashionistas out there. Today’s refashion is inspired by Sally over at Charity Shop Chic.
Sally’s blog recently featured a Carrie Bradshaw Month, where she created clever knockoffs of stylish pieces worn by Sarah Jessica Parker on Sex and the City.
She was inspired by this top by Sonia Rykiel:
…so she created her own version (you can check out Sally’s tutorial here) out of a thrifted tee! 🙂
I decided I simply must have a go at making my own version! I managed to thrift a navy and white stripey tee for $1.
Alright. I knew I wanted my tee to be fitted like SJP’s, and I knew I didn’t want to lose any of the bottom length (I like my tees a bit longer than normal).
This meant I’d be deviating from Sally’s tutorial (where she got the fabric for the flower from the bottom) and winging it! 🙂
I took my tee in 3″ on each side.
Then, I cut off the excess material…
Okay…now here’s where I go out on my own.
I pinned the doubled up serged seam from one of the chopped off sides into a pleated spiral. This will make my flower nice and full.
Then, I put it under the needle!
I didn’t make my flower as big as SJP’s or Sally’s. If you want a larger flower, just stitch the two discarded sides together and make a bigger spiral.
I opted for a pretty shoulder flower instead. 🙂
Next time I do this project, I’ll try not to chicken out and go full-flower! 😀