Saturday, June 8, 2013

Hacking it Left and Right

I'm sure you have heard of Ikea Hackers. Take an Ikea product and modify/repurpose it into something else. I love this website mainly because of the versatility of Ikea's products. I'm already a lover of repurposing, so that was a given.

Today, I'm going to share with you an Anthro Hacker. You guessed it. I took a top from Anthropologie and I modified it into something else. It was so easy, that I completed the modification in under an hour. We are way overdue for Cheapskate Tip!!!
When I bought the shirt, I thought it was very French nautical. I loved it. But each time I wore it, that knot resting atop my breasts bugged the heck out of me. Also, I started to feel like it was reminiscent of this pukey '80s preppy look....

I examined its construction. Something could be done. After all, it was of a super soft knit. It had redeeming qualities. I apologize I do not have tutorial photos of the process. I was all up in its grill trying to figure out what I was going to do. I was prepared to ruin the shirt, actually.

The "knot" portion was basically a tube that slid onto the two pieces of fabric. I slid the little tube off and cut it into two. I played with the two dangling pieces of fabric. After looking at different alternatives, I thought they looked interesting pinned up on the shoulders. I slid the two little tubes onto each side and pinned to each shoulder. All that it took was a little hand sewing and voila! Qu'en pensez-vous?

I'd like to see more Anthro Hackers. Share with me any mods made on your semi-beloved Anthropologie clothing.