DIY: Mixed print/pattern shirt


For my latest DIY project I decided to refashion my acid wash button up by making it a mixed print shirt and what better print to use than plaid. Plaid is still trending heavily right now so this was a no-brainer but I decided to use a different type of plaid versus the tartan and red/black that we're seeing now. This was my weekend wear look to run some errands and have a chill day.

printed button of your choice
shirt, fabric or bandana of your choice
seam ripper
sewing machine

  • Remove the pockets from the button up shirt.
  • Cut out the back panel of the shirt along the seams.
  • Take the piece that you cut and place on top of the plaid shirt or fabric. Pin, trace and cut with a 1 inch SA.
  • Pin the new plaid back panel onto the the edges of the chambray shirt right side to right side and sew over the seams.
  • Since I used a plaid shirt the shirt tail was already hemmed. If you use fabric, sew a hem on the tail of the shirt.
  • Take the denim pocket and pin onto the plaid. Trace with chalk and cut. Iron down the seams to lay flat.
  • Sew a straight stitch about 2 inches down from the top of the pocket.
  • Pin the pocket onto the pocket area and sew onto the shirt. I only used one pocket because I like the way the pocket area looks once removed.

    Outfit Details:
    jeans Seven for all Mankind | tee Target | sneakers Converse | beanie Forever21 | Necklace Forever21


    1. I love it Mo. Super cute. Happy Monday.

    2. I love how chambray look with plaid, especially this amazing blue color.


    3. Love this! The flannel color is perfect. Pinned

    4. LOVEEEEE this gal! The plaid fabric is perfect. You look so cool.

    5. I love this! Such a cute pocket detail!

    6. Everything you DIY is so creative and on trend. Forever 21 is going to come raid your closet and call it their own. :)

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    7. Thank you! Maybe they'll hire me too? ;-)

    8. Love the mismatched pockets and then then surprise panel of flannel in the back. Soooo when ARE you going to be on Project Runway

    9. I wouldn't take it that far but thanks for all of the love Allie. :-)


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