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Embellished Tissue Tee

Added Jan 4, 2010

by marykb

Cambridge, Massa...






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).




Garment Type

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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 britynn89

    love it!!

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