...when I saw it online! Let's be honest - I don't watch the show,however I love me some Lifetime movies every once in a while. (Um, anytime A Friend to Die For, otherwise known as Death of a Cheerleader is on, I will literally drop everything to watch it. Old school Tori Spelling?? IN!!)
Plus, they're doing the upcoming Unauthorized Saved By the Bell movie too! Lifetime is totally bringin' it :) This top was something that could be remade super easy, so I got the crafty wheels turning on the road to Copycat City, USA!
Here’s a rundown of the supplies you’ll need for the shirt:
1. Blouse – (I couldn't find an olive green one to match, so I went with an LC Lauren Conrad blouse (it's on sale now too!) from Kohl's and dyed it! Feel free to keep it white, or go with any other shade that you're into or have in your closet!)
2. Fabric dye (optional - but I used a mix of iDye Poly's green and blue to create my shade. The shirt was polyester so I went with a polyester-specific dye.)
3. Sequined fabric (just a square will do - enough for a pocket! This was from fabric.com, but you can grab a swatch from your local craft store.)
I started off the project by dyeing the blouse - this step may or may not be necessary if you've got the right color for your piece! I created a dye bath with hot water, added the dye packets and let them dissolve, the added the blouse, and let it soak.
When the shirt has become the color of your choosing, remove it from the dye bath, and rinse it in cold water until the dye has run clear. Toss the top into the dryer to dry it out.
Next, trim a patch of sequined material in a square-ish shape to create your pocket.
Once you have your material trimmed, add it to the shirt! I hand stitched the edges down to the top, however use fabric glue if it's easier.
After those two major steps, I had my own version of the Sandro top completed.
My top turned out more of an emerald shade and I'm obsessed with that color!
This is just an easy and chic way to update a top in your collection. A little bit of flair to chic it up!
This Sandro piece that retails for over $300 is something that you can make for just a fraction of that price. That makes me SO happy!
I'm having serious love for my new pocket.
Thanks for the inspiration, Ana!