Friday, July 19, 2013

totally tribal fashion moment, and a scarf to tank top refashion

scarf to tribal tank top refashion

Happy Friday everyone! Those of you who follow us on Facebook will recognize this picture of me I put up as a teaser a while ago, which was actually taken by my four year old daughter! Do you remember the sewing tutorial I posted a little while back for making your own basic tank top? Well this is another top made from the same pattern, just tweaked slightly! For this top, I used a gorgeous scarf that I've had for a couple of years...

I loved the pattern, but I always thought the pattern would make a better top then a scarf.

scarf to tribal tank top refashion

What do you think?

Here is the scarf I used to begin with. It was actually wide enough that I cut it in half and still had enough fabric to use the leftovers as a scarf. Score! Two items of clothing from one huge scarf! I love the tribal/southwestern pattern and the color combo of coral/tan/white and navy is amazing together.

scarf to tribal tank top refashion

Here is the tank top! I just used my basic tank top sewing pattern that I showed you previously, but instead of cutting a scooped hem I simply lined the bottom of my pattern up with the fringe on the scarf, making the hem of the tank top fringed. And it was an even easier top to sew then the first one was, because I didn't have to do a curved hem. I didn't have to hem it at all because of the cool fringe. I'm SO loving the fringe! So cute!

scarf to tribal tank top refashion

I wanted to top to really stand out as the main element of this outfit, so I styled it with my white jeans from Old Navy, and my favorite nude wedges. I added some nude colored feather earrings which I made using my tutorial here! (What can I say, I wear a lot of DIY!) They nicely compliment the tribal feel of the top. I took a nude and gold necklace and used it as a bracelet, because, well, why not?

scarf to tribal tank top refashion
Top: Made by me! White Jeans: c/o Old Navy. Shoes: JustFab. Bracelet: necklace, thrifted for $0.99 and used as a bracelet. Earrings: Made by me!

I've actually got two more variations on the basic tank top coming up soon to show you, both inspired by Anthropologie tops. I'm so excited! What do you think of my first variation on a basic tank top, and how I styled it? If you're looking for more of our adult clothing refashions, you can check out our sewing for adult page here. And if you're looking for more stylish outfits, you can check out our fashion page here. And as always, let us know if you make one of your own and email us a pic so we can show it off!
~Jessica

50 comments:

  1. I love it- great way to refashion the scarf- I will be pinning this idea! Thanks

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    1. Thanks! I've seen it done a couple of places, but I thought I'd throw my own version of this refashion into the mix!

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  2. Very nice, I love it! I just wrapped mine and it's not always secure :).
    Have a great weekend!
    BiTi
    http://www.pret-a-vivre.com/2013/07/how-to-wear-hermes-jersey-scarf.html

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  3. Omg, what a fabulous top!!! I love the print & the fringe!

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    1. Thanks Amy! I loved this print too, and thought it was criminal that it never got worn as a scarf!

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  4. Cute! I love coral and navy together!

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  5. The top is gorgeous!! You are one talented cookie! I love one of a kind pieces like that; would have never guessed it came from a scarf! Mind blown, seriously.

    Learning how to sew has always been on my bucket list, but since I started blogging it's moved higher and higher. There are so many expensive designs from Anthropologie, for example, and I always think, "I bet that's really easy to make." Or when you go thrift shopping and you see the perfect skirt but it's a little too long or too wide. One day I'll learn. One day. I'm pinning this post to revisit it later!

    -Nathy @ Earnestyle

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    1. Sewing isn't as hard as people think! I learned about five years ago on my sewing machine (before that I was sewing everything BY HAND) and I've been amazed at how simple some of the changes in clothing can be. Things like knowing how to hem can change your world and how you shop!

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  6. What a great idea! I have some really large scarves and this would be a great refashion for them!

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  7. Wow, great refashion! I never would have guessed! I love the print for summer as well.

    Lauren
    Style of One's Own

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  8. I totally love the scarf, but even more as a shirt - great job!

    Visiting from Show and Tell Saturday--

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  9. oh wow! that's an awesome way to reuse a piece!

    visiting from the plane pretty blog hop,
    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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  10. I absolutely love this and might have to give something similar a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Wow so cool that you made this top yourself, and from a scarf! I really love the print, good choice!
    Inge
    This Ever Evolving Life

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    1. Thank you! I loved the pattern so much, it was criminal that it wasn't getting used as a scarf. Now I can wear it both ways!

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  12. Fantastic project, beautiful colours, looks amazing as a top

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  13. That looks amazing - lovely how you used the scarf and made it into your own top.

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  14. that is so on trend right now! I love it!

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  15. LOVE this top! It looks perfect with those white pants!

    Lindsey
    Thrift and Shout

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  16. That is gorgeous! You were right that it would look better as a top. I also really like how you styled it.

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  17. Well aren't you so clever! I love the pattern and agree, much better as a top:-) Thanks for sharing it at the party! I love it!!

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  18. AWESOME idea! I'll be looking through my scarves this afternoon now! Thanks for inspiration!

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  19. That is unbelievable that you made a scarf into a tank top! I love it!!!

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  20. i can't believe you made that! SO impressed! such a beautiful pattern!

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  21. This is so unique and pretty! Pinning and sharing.

    Thanks for linking up to this week's Project Inspire{d}.

    Hugs,
    Mary Beth

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  22. I'm dying over your scarf to tank top refashion! The print is so great and it turned out beautifully. Visiting from the Wardrobe Wednesday link up today, hope you have a great night!

    Lindsay
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  23. Very cute! Those colors are gorgeous and look great on you. I will definitely be pinning this one!

    Visiting from What I Wore Wednesday party...

    Jen @ Live Well. Love Well. Be Well.

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  24. This is amazing! You are so talented, lady.

    Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx
    www.stylelixir.com

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  25. Would love for you to share this at my link up that goes live tomorrow at 8am
    http://myfashionforwardblog.com

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  26. You are so talented and what an eye. That scarf/top is gorgeous and you've nailed the styling! Thanks for joining up with Wardrobe Wednesday xx

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  27. That is adorable! I would LOVE a top like that! The colors and print are so on trend! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. brilliant, love it! thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  29. Great refashion, you have given me an idea in how to use scarves I never wear! Enjoy the rest of your day.

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  30. Looks awesome! Love the pattern of the fabric.

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  31. Wow, what a great idea! It's gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @ So Much Better With Age

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  32. LOVE the fabric!!! Absolutely brilliant that you still get to wear the scarf too! I had a look at your striped tank (very cool BTW) and I think that ensemble would look fab with a bright emerald green bag, or some other colour that compliments the blue stripes in your tank.
    Sheree

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    1. Thank you so much, oh my gosh I would love a giant green bag! I'm actually having a small fashion journey around adding color to my wardrobe right now. Hilary is the master at color mixing but I mostly just wore grey, black and white until recently. A green bag would be a fabulous way to tie in some color, safely!

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  33. So glad you saved that scarf! The pattern was too good to waste. Thanks for linking up for Look What I Got. Hope to see you back on Thursday!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
    StylZoo Giveaway

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  34. Girls' fashion has really been spiced up in the last few seasons. Creativity and individuality are important qualities found in today's girls' fashion. Bright, bold colors mixed with peace signs, scarves and leggings are just a few of the items girls will be wearing this school year and this is really great work on girl's fashion.
    http://www.apparelnbags.com/womens-tanks-and-camis.htm

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  35. Looking great!!! Nowadays the modern generation girls are interested for these type of tribal and fashion clothing to make themselves unique among others. So tribal print is counted as the latest fashion trend. Tribal printed clothing will be more fashionable if there are tribal printed accessories with it.
    tribal fashion

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  37. You are looking fabulous! Loved structure very much, you looks very beautiful in this outfit :)
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  38. For me color combination is a main part in the clothing which I found in this scarf. You can use it with different other colors. Love the post.
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