I Could Do That: Anthropologie Free Flow Tank {II}



Do you guys remember my bold attempt at making this Anthropologie Free Flow tank?


{Free Flow Tank - $78}


Several months ago, I tried to make this shirt. I bought 2 shirts (1 XS and 1 XL) of the same color at the DownEast Basics warehouse. I chose a cap sleeve tee with a finished edge for the XS and cut fabric strips out of the XL shirt. I gathered the strips at one side with a straight stitch. Then I sewed the ruffles on to the shirt. As I mentioned, amongst other problems, the ruffles rolled, a lot. So, I finally got around to hemming each ruffle last week. I also made the belt out of 1" grosgrain ribbon.

Here's the final product:


If it appears a bit wrinkly, that's because it is. Whoops. You know how you don't know it's wrinkly until you start photo editing? And it's already dark outside and you can't take another picture? That, my friends, is what happened last night.

Anyway. This is it. Any projects you have been itching to make? Leave your thoughts below.

18 comments:

  1. That is adorable! And it looks just like the Anthropologie one - but I like your cap sleeves better! I might just have to go make myself one now :)

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  2. That is so pretty. I love your "I could do that" posts.

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  3. I love DIY projects! Your shirt is fabulous; I like it better than the original. The project I'm itching for? To learn how to sew! I even have a machine and no skills.

    http://one-girl-vs-world.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow, it turned out fantastic! I so love it! How did you hem the layers, just fold them over twice and stitch? I would worry that they would do funny things, so it would be good to know if it doesn't. You look great and the shirt is so cool! I need to make something like that for Grace!

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  5. Great job! I also like your version better. The bow is my favorite part. (and the picture thing totally happens to me all the time).

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  6. @Amanda - I actually just rolled it once (because knits don't fray, just roll) and did a straight stitch. It behaves very well now!

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  7. This is one impressive DIY, missy!

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  8. I love it! Love the color, love the belt. Love your hair.

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  9. That's way cute! Awesome job. It gives me hope that one day I can make things that I see out there. :)

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  10. I love this! I would have never thought to make it this way and I love it! I am saving this post and will hopefully make it soon!

    Could you show more on the belt you made for it? Is it attached?

    bgrimnes@gmail.com

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  11. You are so cute Madeline!!!

    -Courtney

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  12. I love this! Do you have any pictures of your product in production?! :) I really love this shirt. I want to give it a try. Love the color too!

    Just Better Together

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  13. great job. i think i'm going to tackle making one for myself since i can't find the arden b one, anthropologie on cheap enough on ebay or even the lauren conrad one at kohls.

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  14. i have a few questions too. can you share/show how you attached the belt? did you sew down the side/end of each ruffled tier (where the side seam of the shirt if)? any tips for those of us who are going to attempt to make our own? thanks. and again great job!

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