Monday, May 7, 2012

Knock Off Monday-Bow shirts.

I love me a cute shirt w/ a bow in the front.
Anthropology $128

H&M (no longer available)
This project didn't start off as a knock-off.  I started by making veiw B of Simplicity 1915.  It looked cute in the picture, but in real life it looked like a clown shirt and that's just not what I was going for.
Line Drawing
In the words of Tim Gunn, I decided to "make it work".  There are no step-by-step pics, because I was making it up as I was going along. 
I pulled out my seam ripper and tore off the clown ruffle.  Then I split the shirt about 3 inches down the front center and finished the edges.  Then I attached a grey gross-grain ribbon to each side.  I then gathered the sleeves and attached a cuff.


I love white and navy together.  (It's not as shiny in real life).

She's now ready for a weekend in the Hamptons-or 8th grade.

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  1. Great save, Tara! The sleeves especially, look so much better...

  2. Really looking good, love the result of your work. You did "make it work"!

  3. I love it much better with the bow in it - I like the contrast of the two colors! Way to go!

  4. I love the crispness of the bow on the blue.:)

  5. This looks great, I love the color! Good work. I would love for you to share this at my link party-

  6. Tim Gunn would be proud. You're right, the clown look is just not 'in' right now. Looks great on you! If you're looking for another place to share your sewing creations, check out the party over at Etcetorize ( Would love to see you there~

  7. Very lovely. I do like the sleeves, such a nice job


    Thanks for linking up to DIY Diva Thursdays fashion party this week!


  9. Great save! Love the bow! I would love for you to link this up to "I Made This" at Grits & Giggles!

  10. I like your top so much that I'm featuring it at tonight's Make it Great party! I hope you'll stop by to grab a featured button and link up again. Have a great week~ (

  11. Looking gorgeous!i want to wear this kind of dress in the party.nice job!