February 18, 2012

instructions for my Isabel Marant DIY top

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As promised, here is the tutorial for my Isabel Marant inspired DIY shirt. 
I used this youtube video to sew my patch pockets. Here's the way that I did it:

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1. Select your material
I bought a chequered shirt from cotton on for about $20.
I then found some fabric from Spotlight that "clashed" with the coloured checks on the shirt. The fabric was only 75c!

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2. Unpick the pockets
This shirt already had pockets so I unpicked them, ready to be replaced with my "clashing" pockets.

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3. Sew the top
I drew a template and outlined it on the fabric, ready to be cut.
I then sewed the top section of the pocket.

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4. Pin and iron
I pinned about a 1cm seem around the other three edges, and ironed the edges to keep my pocket flat.

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5. Secure and sew
I then secured my pocket on wit a bobby pin or two and simply stitched around the three edges.

So at the end of the day, I made a shirt for around $20.75, when the real deal cost $300.
WIN!

Kaye xx

13 comments:

  1. wow! this is great!


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  2. I love this, it's so ingenious, it's always amazing when you can make your own dupe bargain!

    dp
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  3. This is such an awesome idea! You know what would also be rad? A denim shirt with leather pockets :O I am so copying this!!!! xx S

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  4. You're a natural genius! Thanks for this :D how I was I had a sewing machine, but I also like to make DIY projects but I only sew things with my hands, so I couldn't do much things..

    CROP.CRIP.CROP

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  5. I love the top, wow well done!! xx

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  6. Hmmm..it doesn't seem that hard..hehehe
    xo
    Ev

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  7. nice one! Love the process and outcome. It's ggggrrrreat!

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  8. Wow, it seems I can DIY my shirt in the next summers days. But I think I can do it now with my coat.

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  9. Your post is really good. love it very much.

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  10. thanks for your instructions. i think i can do it.

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