DIY PROJECT || # 17 || COLORBLOCK BUTTON-UP

Tuesday, April 2



I have been anticipating the week I get to post this DIY project for you all! I made this colorblock button up way back in January, but thought it fit better with spring time wear rather than winter. Anywho, I am a huge fan of all things colorblock so this project was right up my alley. After ransacking my older brother's closet on winter break, I found a couple white button ups from his younger days that fit perfectly on me. If you have a boyfriend, husband, brother, dad, or any other man who's closet you can raid -- get kickin! In just about an hour I transformed the shirt into a stylish, spring top that goes great when paired with skinny jeans and boots.
Here's what you'll need:



And here are the steps to make the shirt: 



Step one: Lay out the blouse on a flat suface and, using a fabric cutter or scissors, begin cutting out the back piece of the shirt. I just cut along the insides of the original seams.
Step two: With the back cut out, lay it over the new, colorful fabric you wish to use. Cut the fabric along the outline of the original shirt piece, leaving about 1/2" to 3/4" extra along the borders. It helps to pin the two fabric pieces together while doing so.
Step three: Fold in the extra 1/2" that you had cut all along the sides and then loosely hand-stitch the sides inside. I did this because the fabric I used frays a lot, and it made it a lot easier for adding it to the shirt.
Step four: Then, pin the new backing to the shirt, exactly how it was originally.



Step five: Slowly with the sewing machine, stitch the new colored piece to the shirt along the seams. 
Step six: If you haven't done so already, cut and pull out the hand-stitching you had made in step three so you get a flawless look! Voila!



10 comments:

  1. Brianna3:15 PM

    THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Anonymous11:50 PM

    Wow, such a simple way to completely restyle a shirt! I love it :)

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  3. I think your DIY is awesome and your blog is beautiful.

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    1. Ah, I'm flattered! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  4. Awesome!!! I love this blouse:-)

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  5. Anonymous11:55 AM

    I love this idea! And the colour you've used is my fave! Gotta try this!!!

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    1. I know, it's my favorite color too! Definitely try it, and good luck! :)

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  6. This is adorable! Hope to try and talk my daughter into trying this with me! Love your color choice too...off to pin it!

    Tammy

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    1. Thanks so much, I hope she tries it with you! I loved sewing projects with my mom -- that's how I learned in the first place :)

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