DIY: Color Blocked Shirts

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This week I'm giving you not 1 but 3 different ways to make a colorblock top. The project can be done using 2 or more colors and you can totally choose where you want each color block piece to go and how big or wide you would like it to be. You can use old t-shirts or shirts that you have lying around the house or even new shirts that you just want to make some pretty changes to. It's best to use shirts of the same size and material to help make things go easier and smoother.
Supplies:
t-shirts/shirts
scissors
ruler
pins
chalk
sewing machine/serger
  • Mark on each shirt where you want each block to be place using the chalk and ruler and cut.
  • place each piece right sides facing each other making sure one piece is inside of the other piece. 
  • Pin around the edges to hold in place.
  • Sew using a straight stitch and then repeat using a zig zag stitch. You can also use a serger.
  • Iron the seams 

All black with a pop of neon
I made this shirt a little longer so it can be worn as a tunic with leggings. I used two t-shirts.



Diagonally cute
I made this shirt using two henleys. I thought I'd challenge myself but make sure you use shirts with nothing on it.




Tomboy Swag
For this shirt, I used black and white t-shirts. You can never go wrong with this classic color trend.



What do you guys think about this project? Which look is your favorite?

Happy MLK Jr. Day!!!


40 comments

  1. These are brilliant and I think by far my fave DIY from you. Love the black and white one.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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  2. I love the black and white one! The classic colors will match with everything!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  3. I love a good colorblocked outfit. The black and neon tunic is my favorite!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  4. so glad to see you are still DIY'n creative style in the new year! sorry i've been MIA around here ... things have been a bit crazy. i think the black/white look is my favorite ... only because black is my favorite color!

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  5. Oh wow, they all turned out awesome. Love the henley!

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  6. I can see you wearing the tunic. :-)

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  7. they are all so great! i love that henley one!

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  8. I love all three looks. My favorite top is the second one.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  9. Looking good Mo! Loving the layers and the chucks of course!!


    www.iwouldsorockthis.com

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  10. Uh Oh Fashion designer!! I love it ! Loving all three looks pretty girl!!


    www.iwouldsorockthis.com

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  11. Mo you're a superstar. Those shirts look so good! I would rock all of these. You're a true talent. Pinned this!
    xo
    Tiffy

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  12. wow! these are really impressive. i love them!

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  13. Thanks a lot Tiffy! You rock. :-)

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  14. Wow, you got some sewing skills! They look great!!

    Have a great week.

    -Jenny
    http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2014/01/ootd-makerwear-camo.html

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  15. Love all three tops, super cute!

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  16. I really like the diagonal option, number 2! The brighter colour up top looks great and the fit is very flattering!
    the-lifestyle-project.com

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  17. Another fabulous DIY!! Thumbs up gal :-)


    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Awhhh Mann.. GREAT JOB on these tops Mo! I think my fave is the black/white one.

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  19. God job, Mo! I love all these creations, but the Neon Green is my fave. Thanks for linking up this week too. Hope to see you next week...XO!


    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  20. Love it Mo! You are so creative!

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  21. I love the black and white shirt!! So creative! I would try a DIY look buuuuttt I'm sure it'd turn out to be a disaster! lol

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  22. Thanks! And of course practice makes perfect or almost. ;-)

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I really appreciate your comments!

Mo