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This t-shirt retails for over $1K! Make it yourself for under $5
I saw this Lanvin Bow T-shirt on Net-a-Porter. After picking my jaw up off of the floor from seeing the $1415 price tag, I decided to make one myself. I had some scraps left over from making the tiered maxi skirt (pictured above)and grabbed a white tee I had on hand and got to work.
For the bows, you can use 2 - 3" wide ribbon or fabric scraps like I used.

I can't wait to see all of your fabulous versions!

Let's get started (^_^)

Posted by Ms. Nikell from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States • Published See Ms. Nikell's 46 projects »
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  • How to make a bow top. Lanvin Inspired Bow Tee - Step 1
    Step 1

    You'll need 8 - 10 Large bows and 4-6 small bows.

    Start by cutting the strips for the bows.
    The strip sizes are as follows:
    Large Bow - 3" x 8"

    Small Bow - 2" x 6"

    If using ribbon, you'll need to cut your ribbon the same length as stated above. You can also skip down to steps 5-7 to make your bows.

  • How to make a bow top. Lanvin Inspired Bow Tee - Step 2
    Step 2

    To make the bow:

    Fold the fabric in half the long way and create a tube by sewing the raw edges of the long sides together.
    (1/8" seam allowance)

  • How to make a bow top. Lanvin Inspired Bow Tee - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use a safety pin or tool of choice to turn the tube right side out.

  • How to make a bow top. Lanvin Inspired Bow Tee - Step 4
    Step 4

    -Press the tube flat with the seam down the middle

  • How to make a bow top. Lanvin Inspired Bow Tee - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place the short right sides together (side without the seam) and stitch 1/8" seam allowance.

    Turn the bow right side out so the seam is to the inside. Center the seam at the back of the bow.

  • How to make a bow top. Lanvin Inspired Bow Tee - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut a thin strip of fabric that's about 3/4" wide. Fold it in thirds and press.

  • How to make a bow top. Lanvin Inspired Bow Tee - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take the small strip and wrap it around the bow and stitch the ends together.

    Cut the excess fabric off.

  • How to make a bow top. Lanvin Inspired Bow Tee - Step 8
    Step 8

    Your bows should look like this

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  • How to make a bow top. Lanvin Inspired Bow Tee - Step 9
    Step 9

    The larger bows will be placed along the shoulder of the tee. The smaller bows on the front.

    Start at one of the shoulder seams and hand stitch your bows to your tee.

  • How to make a bow top. Lanvin Inspired Bow Tee - Step 10
    Step 10

    Arrange the bows so they are cascading down the shoulder in a curved fashion.

    It helps to pin them in place first before sewing them on.

  • How to make a bow top. Lanvin Inspired Bow Tee - Step 11
    Step 11

    And you're done!!!

    You can style your tee with a pair of cute jeans.

  • How to make a bow top. Lanvin Inspired Bow Tee - Step 12
    Step 12

    Or your favorite maxi skirt

  • Step 13

    Don't forget to post your version here.

    If you have any questions, feel free to message me and I'll get back to you ASAP.

    Now go make that tee (^_^)

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