Here we are on day three and I’ve got another women’s Sloane for you. This is inspired by a J. Crew sweatshirt I found on Pinterest…
It’s no longer available and I guarantee that I would cringe at the price. Basic sweatshirts with a little embellishment are an easy DIY and usually carry a hefty price tag off the rack.
For this version I sized up to a medium. The inspiration pic looks really roomy and I wanted to keep that look. I used one of my go-to fabrics- this light heather grey french terry from Raspberry Creek Fabric. It’s a cotton spandex blend that’s medium weight with great stretch and recovery. I did a basic view B without any of the bells and whistles.
For my floral embellishments, I used my Cricut. I knew I could achieve the look of the velvet flowers on the original with a black flocked heat transfer vinyl. I love flocked vinyl and use it all the time. It lends a retro vibe to graphic tees and holds up so well in the wash. It mimicked the velvet so perfectly for this project too!
I’m not a graphics girl by any means so my flowers were done with a little trial and error. I found a few free floral clip arts online and traced them in Design Space. I copy and pasted them to get multiple sizes to get a good variety to play with. I had fun laying them out on my top and playing around with placement. You really can’t go wrong. Use as few or as many flowers as you’d like.
You can make your own with these free files using your cutting machine:
I think they’d look great in a metallic or a subtle monocramatic color on color too!
I love this quick embellishment project! So easy and adds so much to a boring old sweatshirt.
You can check out all the other stops on the Sloane Tour this week here and stick around for my official post tomorrow!
Monday: Sew Shelly Sew, The Wholesome Mama, Ruby Rue Creations
Tuesday: Third Shift Creations, Sew Like a Sloth, Four Seasons and a Roadtrip