My heart beats twice for fringe so when I saw this sweatshirt originally worn by Jenny Slate on Parks and Recreation earlier this season, I took a screen shot and added it to the to-do list!! (For those Parks and Rec fans, you can head over here to HelloGiggles to read the post with the full TV tie in! This is one of my faves on TV and Jenny's character is the best. I heart Mona Lisa Saperstein!) It was a basic grey sweatshirt with suede fringe on the front of it...
...made by Stolen Girlfriends Club.
To me, it was the perfect piece to DIY. This is something that can easily be done with a grey shirt that’s already in your collection or one scored from Old Navy (which is the one that I used).
Here’s a rundown of the supplies you’ll need:
1. Suede fringe trim from your local craft store (this is from M&J Trimming)
2. Fabric glue or thread (Aileen’s Fabric Fusion is a great option)
I began with my grey sweatshirt and placed the trim in a V shape to mimic the original piece.
With the V shape made, I began to pin the fringe trim in place.
Once the trim was pinned down…
…I grabbed a magazine to put in-between the sweatshirt layers…
…and started to glue the trim in place. This is a heavy duty fabric adhesive so the trim will stick super duper well! If you have a sewing machine, a quick stitch at the fringe seam will work like a charm as well.
Once the glue dried and the trim was affixed, it was time to wear the sweatshirt!
Jenny Slate is my brunette sista.
I totally shoulda made that face.
This is such a comfortable piece to add to the wardrobe...
...and it couldn't be easier to make!!
JS' tiger necklace is totally legit too.
I opted to go sans necklace, but you can get a matching version of hers at TopShop. The more I look at it the more I want it!
DIY eagle necklace soon? Just might be the next project on the agenda!