Friday, July 19, 2013

DIY Project :: Gilded Pocket Tee

Hello lovely Belle Maison readers! It's Lou here, one half of the blogging duo from Lynn + Lou. I am so pleased to be contributing on Belle Maison today. Since the heat of Summer is upon us, I wanted to share my go-to outfit for Summer and I figured I would share a little DIY to go along with it.

During these hot months I love experimenting with different versions of cut-off shorts and over sized tee's. It is such an easy, no-hassle outfit and it is perfect for Summer. However, I wanted to try giving one of my basic tee's a face lift and I love how it turned out.

1 Over-Sized Tee
4 x 6 in Swatch of Gilded Leather or Sheepskin
1 Tape Measure

1. Find a plain over-sized shirt, pre-wash and dry the shirt.

2. Cut a pocket shape out of your gilded fabric and pin it 9-12 inches from the shoulder, depending on your bust size and how low you prefer the pocket.
3. Sew the gilded fabric onto your shirt creating a pocket, removing all of the pins as you go.
4. To wash your shirt properly, hand wash it, avoiding the gilded pocket as much as you can.

I paired my gilded pocket tee with my favorite cut-offs. I found a pair of boyfriend jeans at a nearby thrift store and thought that they would be much better with a little snip, snip. Two folds later and I had my favorite Summer shorts. I definitely recommend a pair, you would be amazed at how versatile these shorts are and how many outfits they complete.

I topped everything off with dream catcher earrings, gold accessories, my favorite vintage La Mer watch and platform sandals. I kept my hair nice and simple with a top knot. Which was by far the best beauty creation, so easy, versatile and adds the perfect finishing touch to any ensemble.

For more crafts, food and fashion inspiration follow me on Lynn + Lou. Have a lovelyThursday!


  1. AnonymousJuly 19, 2013

    This is adorable, thank you for the diy!

  2. This is such a great diy! I love how it turned out!


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  3. Now, I just need to figure out how to sew!


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