Freckles in April: Clouds Tunic

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Clouds Tunic

I just wanted to direct you real quick to Kim's recent post about the tornado. It had me in tears; I can't even imagine (also, I read on CNN.com about one woman who rode out the tornado in her dryer. It really does not get much more terrifying than that). Some of their friends set up a ChipIn site where you can donate to help Kim, Josh and Jonah, if you are so inclined.

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I saw this Steven Alan dress on Pinterest and fell in deep smit. Sadly, it is A. too short and B. waaay outside my price range.

I'd love to recreate it in the same white silk I used for my watercolor dress but I'm all out and I have to wait a bit for another 40% off coupon so I can buy some more. So, in my impatience, I used the next best thing: Hanes v-necks.

I've got like 15 of those suckers so cutting up a couple won't hurt me.

Since I wanted a tunic length top I used 2 shirts and wear a belt to cover up the seam.


I put one on, marked the area where I plan to wear a belt, then cut the shirt at that point.



Then I took my other shirt and cut it as high up as I could.




Then I sewed the 2 together (top piece right side out, bottom piece inside out and put over the top piece so the raw edges match). I tried to take a picture of this step but failed miserably. Depending on how long it ended up I was thinking of adding that extra bit to the bottom as well but I ended up not needing it.

Then, I mixed some paint (only used about 10% paint this time), got my spray bottle, and started painting. I didn't put anything inside the shirt because I wanted the paint to bleed through to the back.




 And now I've got myself a pretty little painted tunic.

Old Navy sunglasses, tunic by me, thrifted belt, gifted necklace (from my sis), Gap jean leggings, Soda shoes

 

Right after I took these pictures I found a tiny whole in the bum of theses jean leggings (I'm sorry, I haaate the word jeggings). The super annoying part is that, because of the dark blue denim color, the hole becomes super obvious when I'm wearing something light underneath (which I always am). Lame.

30 comments:

  1. Holy crap, I am totally impressed.

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  2. what!!!! You have really got an eye for this fashion DIY stuff. Can I get a picture and link this Tut on my blog? It totally rocks!

    mkhansens.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow-I love how that came out! You look fabulous!

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  4. well, your long super cute tunic will cover the hole for you!!

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  5. I am loving your creations lately! How adorable is this tunic and the dress you made recently!!!! Sorry about the hole...

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  6. So cute! Such a good idea! Story about your jeans...I hate it when that happens! I've lost a ton of weight since I bought my g's right after my son was born. Didn't realize hoe big they'd gotten and they were totally hanging out the bottom of my dress on Sunday. G issues are always fun!

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  7. You are so incredibly creative! That is the coolest tunic ever!!

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  8. You are to cool for words! I can't believe you just made your own awesome tunic, you rock!

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  9. Amazing, Kayla!

    asktheduplex.blogspot.com

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  10. look at you being all crafty. super impressive. and yes the garments do tend to show with holes. i'm sure you'll think of some way to repair it.

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  11. 1. How do you find all these amazing things?

    2. How do you make even think to make them yourself?

    3. How are you so cool?!?!?!

    North Meets South

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  12. I almost feel shamed out of trying anything creative with clothes. I think there's no way I could get such a cute end result. I was trying the t-shirt thing the other day, and gave up before I even started pinning. I could see it was going to take more forethought than I was willing to give in that moment. Back on the to-do list! :)

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  13. I love it! You're so talented!

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  14. what a great DIY
    you look fab in it as well
    Brett

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  15. this turned out so awesome, and i love the outfit photos. those jean leggings are adorable (i hate the word jeggings too) - bummer about the hole.

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  16. Found your blog through Texas is for lovers and I am in love with your shirt and how you styled it! SO creative!~Can't wait to see more

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  17. Wow - super impressive. Can I hire you to make all of my clothes for me please?

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  18. WOW. Awesome! I want to try this...

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  19. The top looks great! your water color diy is so cool.

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  20. You are the superwoman of DIY.

    Method Clothe

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  22. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this tunic!! Such a great idea!!
    I hope it's alright with you .. I featured and linked your post on my blog today :)

    http://hookandstylit.blogspot.com/2011/05/app-diet.html

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  23. Awesome, Kayla!! I love it. Now I'm kind of inspired to make my own tunic with t-shirts. SO many possibilities!

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  24. This is an amazing tutorial! I don't think I'll be trying the sewing part, since I can't sew...but the paint--I LOVE it! So pretty!! Thanks for sharing. I'll bookmark it to try it when I have some spare time.

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  25. Not too shabby! If you wanted, I bet you could use some extra t-shirt fabric to make a cloudy fabric belt like the original.

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  26. That is SO cool! I love this idea.

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  27. oh. my. goodness!! this is so cute and i would have never even thought to do it! i also love the length of your shirt and how you paired it with a super cute belt! i have been exploring your blog and i love all of the cute outfits that you have! i have seen your blog before but never really took the time to look around...shame on me!! i love your blog and i am your newest follower :)

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  28. I love this idea, I especially liked how you made the tee longer.

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