The other night, after going over my new Anthropologie catalog, I really wanted to make something for myself. So I did. Now, I'm going to share with you how I made it.
1. Grab a shirt and some material that matches. I used a grey knit so I wouldn't have to worry about the edges.
2. Cut down the middle of the front of the shirt. The shirt needs to also be at your waist, so if you shirt is longer, cut off some of the bottom as well.
3. If you cut off the bottom, you can quickly do a trim to cover up the edges. Cut a piece of fabric that is the same length across and then double the desired height.
Fold the piece in half short ways and pin the raw edges to the shirt bottom, right sides facing.
Sew it on. Push seam towards the shirt and sew a little above the seam on the shirt to hold it in place.
4. Cut a piece of fabric that will be long enough to go around the front opening and neck of the shirt and enough to wrap around you and tie in the back. For the width, it's whatever you want. To make mine so long, I had to sew a few pieces together with the scraps I was using.
5. Pin the long piece all around the sides of the front opening and neck, right sides facing.
6. Sew it on. Then push the seam toward the outer fabric and sew close to the seam to sew the seam down.
7. If you want to add ruffles and all like I did, turn the front in some like this and pin pieces in place.
I just made some things with the left over material I had, stood in front of the mirror with the shirt on, pinned it in place, then sewed it on.
For wearing it, I tied it in the front and looped the ties in the back and tied.
Have fun :)