Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Let's Make a Steal: J Crew Merino Confetti Sequin Top

When I first saw the JCrew Merino Confetti sequin sweater I fell in LOVE. And my love only grew as I saw it's sequined glory sprinkled all over blogs. I have since purchased the sweater but I loved the idea of it so much I decided to take sequins, I mean matters, into my own hands and make a summer tank top using the same 'Gosh darn it, someone spilled a bag of sequins on my shirt' idea, all while spending less then $10. And just to compare, the sweater that inspired this Let's Make a Steal was originally $148 now on sale for $89.00. That would be quite the savings, not to mention hours of DIY entertainment.
Materials needed:
Striped tank top or top (I used a $6.00 h&m one but this AE one looks identical)
Sequins
Needle & thread
And a baseball game, favorite TV series marathon or movie to put on
as you aimlessly sew sequins.
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Start randomly sewing away...
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... keep sewing and sewing...
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Finally start gradually spacing out the sequins.
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While the effect isn't as dramatic as the sweater I like how it turned out and it's a fun twist on the classic breton stripes.
...and on to the next one...

33 comments:

  1. I love your DIY sequins project! It looks great! Just the right amount of sparkle in a tank that is casual! Good job! Cheers!

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  2. You are a genius! I will have to try this soon. Can't wait to see the outfit you put together to go along with the tank.

    Laurenlovestoshare

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  3. I love your let's make a steal posts, you're so creative! I love how this tank turned out, you did such a great job!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    http://fiveminutestyle.blogspot.com/

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  4. this is amazing! i have the sweater, i've worn it a few times on my blog... the stripes and sequins together are great. this tanks is every bit as dramatic and will be perfect to wear all summer long!! <3shelby

    www.makemesparkly.blogspot.com

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  5. Looks really really great!

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  6. I love it! It looks amazing!

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  7. You are so smart doing a DIY! I think your tank looks great.

    In Pursuit of Style

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  8. Such a fun DIY! Love the result!! I feel like sewing on those sequins would take foreverrr though!

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  9. I love it, but am wondering how long this took you? :)

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  10. i think that's pretty darn good! i'd totally wear it and it looks very well made ;)

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  11. Great DIY project. Love your blog! Very inspirational!

    Xx

    http://chelseasgirl.wordpress.com/

    http://theidea-generator.com/

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  12. Omg! You've done a great job! Think I like your better, sleeveless tank is perfect for the season, awesome!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  13. So cool! I cant believe you hand sewed all those sequins, I am impressed!

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  14. I am in love! What a perfect DIY idea!

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  15. WE LIKE IT TOOOO!!!!!!!! GOOD JOB LADY!
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  16. This turned out sooo great! Love the name of this post and the completed project. I am not crafty at all and you are tempting me mucho!

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  17. I love this!!!!!! i knew it was this when i saw it!!! LOVE!!!!!!

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  18. LOl thanks lyndsey!

    Taylor-I knew you knew, I did it awhile but hadn't gotten around to posting.

    Jen- it took me about a baseball game (2 and half hours) to sew


    Thanks ladies!

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  19. That looks amazing! when i saw the finished product i totally thought of that j crew sweater before even seeing the pic. great job!
    -T { sassynerd }

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  20. I totally know what you mean by loving this sweater. I've only worn it a few times (to perserve those sequins), but I have it hanging on my bedroom door, just because I love to look at it.

    I absolutely love your diy tank. It came out absolutely perfect and it has me thinking maybe I'll get a little ambitous and try it myself...maybe.

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  21. Wow I was lustig over the sweater, but this top looks even better!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  22. Love this!! Great and easy DIY!

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  23. yay your post came back! I think you did really good! I imagine the JCrew one was done by a machine...

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  24. Now that is just awesome!!! You are so crafty, Amber...LOVE it!!!

    Liesl :)

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  25. This looks amazing! I can't wait to see the end result!

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  26. Very nice, you did a really good job!

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  27. Oooh I love both versions! Yours and the original top!

    Shasie
    Live Life in Style

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  28. holy heck that looks amazing! good idea lady :)

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  29. What a great idea! I love this! I think I'm going to try it. I really liked the sweater but I was afraid it would snag with the knit and sequins.

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  30. I love it! I'll have to grab a tank, sequins and get to work :)

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