Friday, August 17, 2012

DIY: Créme de la Créme Sweatshirt

When I first spotted this Zoe Karssen sweatshirt on Blair of Atlantic-Pacific, I was totally in love — clean type, a fun phrase, all on a cozy pullover? That's a recipe for the perfect weekend piece for fall. As with most things Blair wears, the sweatshirt was sold out—and even if it wasn't, I don't think I could have convinced myself to spend $160 on a pullover (and I can justify pretty much anything)!

Luckily, Dale of SavvySpice posted this awesome DIY to emulate the sweatshirt, so you can get the look and save some serious coin. You can head over there for the full DIY, but here's the jist of it.

I got a gray pullover from H&M for $9.99 (it was actually men's) and a few packs of iron-on flocked letters from Michael's. If you are trying this DIY, definitely head to a Michael's store—I was unable to find any iron-on letters in this font online, and the type here is key to recreating the look (obviously).

Here's my crappy iPhone shot of the process. Cut out the letters you need and arrange them on the sweatshirt. I cut my letters into their actual shapes rather than in rectangles so I could be sure they sat on the same baseline, and so I could space them out perfectly (that's what being a designer will do to you).

Place a cotton press cloth over the letters and iron per the package directions. Let cool, then peel the plastic backer off, and you're all set.

It's not exactly the same, but it's still pretty close. And the whole thing cost me $26. Score!

Shades: Karen Walker | Sweatshirt: DIY | Pants: J Crew (old) | Wedges: Steve Madden | Bag, watch: Michael Kors


  1. bravo! this is super cute and perfect timing for fall apparel.

  2. OMG, it turned out so perfect and i actually like your men's sweatshirt better and just how you styled it. It's so fun seeing that it worked out just how you wanted and thank you so much for mentioning my post. Maybe we'll have to start doing these DIYs more often. hehe

    You look great, very pretty!


  3. Glad Blair retweeted you- found this, thanks to her tweet!! Bravo! Loving this! Pinned for sure...

    With Love From Hollywood, Kier

    Fashion Addict
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  4. Super cute look! xo

  5. such a good DIY! I love this! Plus, the men's sweater is such a great fit!

  6. Awesome DIY lady! And you are out of the CLE, double score. I featured this t-shirt DIY on my blog, hope that's ok! I'm not quite sure how I stumbled upon your shop/site/etc in the first place, but it's great stuff!

  7. Super cute! Finally I'm catching up and doing this DIY today. :)

  8. its and feels perfect. most of all did not shrink or fade after washing. will buy again

  9. Very nice, The sweat looks like the original !


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