Well I probably shouldn't really call this a DIY since I'm not providing photos of a breakdown of steps as to how I created this little number.
I was inspired by this
Old Navy Boys Necktie Graphic Sweaters (clipped to polyvore.com)
And then made this
I call the look my office appropriate sweatshirt.
A very Reader's Digest version of what I did is:
I used two different fabrics, created a pattern by tracing a tie of my husband's onto paper, then used fabric transfer paper to piece it together and iron onto the sweatshirt and finally stitched all around in red thread.
The reason I didn't even bother taking photos of each step was that I was flying by the seat of my pants the whole way, making it up as I went along. 95% of the time when I do that the DIY doesn't work out.
Of couse it's Murphy's Law that when you don't take the photos the DIY will actually work. I should have known.
I will post another version of this same DIY that I spent almost an entired day working on that didn't turn out as I'd hoped…the one I have photos for. Oh yeah.
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Clever I like this look and intend to copy it. It will be my ‘work’ wardrobe in retirement.
Patti @ notdeadyetstyle says
So smart! I love this dressed up sweatshirt. Thanks for sharing it with Vis Monday.
Sandy a la Mode says
this is adorable! love it!
Sandy a la Mode
So cute. Might have to try this one. Except of course my sewing machine is still broken. Maybe that will be my next DIY – fixing the machine.
Really cute and creative look!
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Lady à la mode says
this is SO cute. I may have to do this myself. so quirky and fun!
Lady à la Mode
zambezi clothing says
These sweatshirts are really cute ones. I would love to get them. I like this tie concept. I too intend to copy it.
It’s definitely a DIY! I love how it turned out – the pink was the right pattern to pick – it kept it just cute and girly enough
Haha! That’s great! A much more fun way to wear a sweatshirt. Love your jeans! I seriously need to get some boyfriend jeans.
You need to make a bow-tie one : )
Kristina C says
Oh,how cute! What an awesome idea! More DIYs, please.
Oh I love yours better and love how you styled it!
How darling! I would love for you to come link up to my Tuesday Blog Hop!!
Jan Graham-McMillen says
Great idea … and fun to see two very casual pieces combined to make an actual outfit! So sweet with your streamlined shoe.
Yeaaaayyy, you. Good to see you having a bit of fun right now.
Alyssa @ Matchy Matchy Midlife says
so fun!! I always love the embellished tees and sweats from the kids section but never thought to bring it home to try for myself! Thanks for the great idea.
The Good Will Hunting Paralegal says
Yours is so much prettier!