I draw a lot of inspiration blatantly steal ideas from other refashioners 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 this 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! 😀
14 thoughts on “Day 350: Carrie Bradshaw-Inspired Striped Shirt Refashion”
By placing the flower on your shoulder the eye is drawn up to your face and not your midsection like SJP’s shirt. Clothes are supposed to flatter the wearer and yours is very flattering.
This is a few years after the fact, so maybe that’s why, but I kind of like the before tee.
Love it, love it! Can’t wait to make a trip to Goodwill, so many pieces I pass by thinking wth, and you have inspired me. Thank you, you really have a gift.
My favorite shirt refashion yet! It looks fab!
JILLIAN! May I just say you are looking EVEN more fabulous than usual 😉
Seriously though, it makes me really happy when people are inspired by what I’ve done. Your flower shirt is fantastic. Keep up the great work!
I LOVE Sally’s SitC refashions!!! I was following them as she posted, so neat!! Funny you did this cuz I’m about to post some things inspired by YOUR blog!! (I emailed you that I was doing it last week but didn’t get to it yet due to wifi complications… GGGGGGRRRRRRRRR!!)
Yes! I agree with most. I think your smaller flower is much better! I’m going to use this idea myself.
Oh! Also thanks for turning me on to another refashion blog.
Ummmmm…I vote for YOUR alteration! xo Diana
Love this!!! You totally rock! Look forward to your blog everyday!!!!!
I definitely like the one you made best! So inspired by your blog!
I don’t want to be rude but……SJP’s and Sally’s are rediculous. Yours is adorable!
Different strokes for different folks. 🙂 I love ’em both! I think mine’s a tad tame by comparison.
I prefer your more subtle approach, too!