Embellished Tissue Tee

Added Jan 4, 2010

by marykb

Cambridge, Massa...

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Description

I’ve been seeing tee shirts like this all over the place (JCrew, Anthropologie) and never want to pay more than $10 for a tee shirt, no matter how adorable. JCrew is selling theirs for $42.50 (jerks). I created this using scraps and a simple t-shirt (bought in Target’s sleepware section). When the t-shirt gets ruined (as it inevitably will – I spill stuff and sweat occasionally) I can cut the t-shirt and sew the whole thing onto a new one.

Material Notes

Scraps from: cotton curtains, bridesmaid dress lace, felt wool circles, buttons, and vintage costume jewelry (Grandma’s).

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Tanks/T’s
Style
Romantic

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    Jan 7, 2010, 05.33 AMby smallone

    oh sooo much nicer and more unique than any of those embelished Ts available retail :)

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    Jan 6, 2010, 05.32 PMby galatina

    love this – have to try it!

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    Jan 6, 2010, 08.59 AMby teamydear

    oooooh i am inspired now :) beautiful!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 03.49 PMby marykb

    Thanks for the positive comments, everyone! This was my first post to BurdaStyle, and I was so excited about this little creation! thanks so much!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 03.44 PMby arete999

    Adorable! Great idea!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 02.42 PMby nenasew

    Love love this tshirt. I think its gorgeous. I agree with you completely about the expensive versions at the stores. I dont think they are worth it either.

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    Jan 4, 2010, 09.35 AMby tothtimea

    it can make wonderful the simpliest dress too! i looovvveee it!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 07.21 AMby sarsaparilla

    Great idea :D I hate spending money on t-shirts!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 06.13 AMby littlewren

    I’ve totally been eyeing this shirt from anthro… I like the way you did it! Nice that you won’t run into anybody wearing the same one of a kind looking shirt! yours is one of a kind! I’m inspired! I’m gonna have to do some alterations to a few shirts! : ) very cool!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 04.42 AMby 5294sandras

    Very nice – great idea!!!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 04.07 AMby on-a-sunday

    This is really pretty! Well done!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 04.05 AMby marylou86

    Ah, this is so sweet and it looks great under the black sweater too! Don’t you feel so clever that you spent a fraction of the price and have something even better than Jcrew? Obviously there is something quite priceless about making your own unique clothing!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 03.52 AMby judeb

    just great and nice to use the beads from your grandma makes it special to you.

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    Jan 4, 2010, 03.38 AMby merbecky

    I love this! I agree, I just can’t bring myself to spend that much on a t-shirt. Great job breaking it down and making one for yourself. I hope I can make something like this eventually!

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    Jan 4, 2010, 03.21 AMby Britynn D

    love it!!

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