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Monday, April 18, 2011

The Boyfriend Look - T-Shirt Makeover

The idea behind the Boyfriend Look is simple: wear your boyfriends clothes. Or for those without boyfriends: make it look like you do. Baggy jeans paired with sneakers (or high heels for a feminine touch), shirt and blazer all a bit too large. It doesn't mean you can wear anything he wears - the goal is to wear it and still look feminine. Emma from Daily Clothes Fix is really rocking it with her work versions of this look here and here. I saw my opportunity of getting in touch my masculine side when Stef threw away some of his T-shirts. I forgot to take 'before' pics, so you'll just have to believe me when I say this was a regular men's medium T-shirt!

The shirt and shoes are courtesy of the boyfriend, the rest is mine. (That big suitcase holds my fabric stash and is too heavy to actually carry!)
I took in the sides a bit (not too much, it should be a bit slouchy), cut off the sleeves and cut the back into a racerback pattern. Then I lined it with some black bias with a lacey edge. I knew bias tape is sturdy and not perfect for hemming curved edges, but I was stubborn and used it anyway. You can see below how it won't lay nice and flat, but it doesn't really bother me in this case. I made three small pleats at the armhole instead of the usual bust dart, to get a nice curve.

I have done a T-shirt makeover before (more about that some other time) but I really like the outcome this time. A perfect shirt for some casual outdoor fun, don't you think?


  1. Very cute! I love the slogan too. This is another one of those looks I really admire on other people but haven't been able to wrap my head around for myself. Maybe someday.... :)

  2. Cool remake. I wonder if there is a 'girlfriend look'...remake my girlfriends clothes...may have to try.

  3. You look amazing here. I love the remake of the tee, the lace is wonderful and the slogan makes it. Thanks so much for the shout out. I feel so honoured.


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