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Friday, April 29, 2011

Imitation=Flattery: Anthropologie Squeezebox Top

I saw this shirt and I thought it would be perfect for our yearly family pictures but have it in white.

Normally I dress the girls up in adorable dresses.

But this year we are going casual with white t-shirts and jeans.  What do you think?

On to the shirt…  This definitely tested my sewing ability.  The tutorial said to use 2 shirts but I ended up just getting ½ yard of jersey fabric from the fabric store for the pleats and it ended up being enough.  Making the pleats was easy – just tedious.  Sewing it to the shirt caused me some headaches but I think it turned out pretty good.  The tutorial I got it from was on Welcome to the Good Life.

VERDICT:  So cute, love the shirt and will wear it all the time.  I would definitely attempt it but you do need some sewing skills (probably more than I have)


  1. It's adorable! Looks to me like you've got all the skills you need! Those are a couple of darlings you got there, too! The black and white that by any chance McCalls #6268? I made the other one on the pattern for my GREAT granddaughter for Easter and want to make the black and white one just like it is on the pattern! If you didn't use that pattern, it looks just the same!

  2. I wish I could say I made those dresses but I didn't. They are probably a little beyond my sewing capabilities ;-)

  3. Looks amazing, great job! Thank you for letting me know about your awesome DIY by letting me know on my blog! :)

    Sarah @ welcome to the good life

  4. I have seen this shirt too and thought "I could do that" But I have yet to give it a try now I am really motivated to do it thanks!

    I would love for you to share with my Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party Starting tomorrow!

  5. Your shirt looks great--I think the white looks amazing in the family photo. Thanks for linking this post up to Share the Love Wednesday!


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