I love the casual, summery look of a tie-front top. It's a little retro, a little flirty and so fun. This is the perfect kind of top to wear with a skirt or casual pants. It's more polished than a t-shirt but the loose fit makes it comfortable enough to wear all day long. I'd wear this outfit anytime from running errands to meeting up for drinks with friends. Read on to see how I would DIY it.
HOW TO DIY A TIE FRONT TOP
Step 1: Today's inspiration is the Plaid Tie-Front Blouse from Anthropologie. It's available in three color ways, all of which feature the bias cut chevron design.
Step 2: For the pattern, I selected the Hunter Tank from Jennifer Lauren Handmade. Just like our inspiration, it has a center front seam, making it easy to cut the fabric on the bias and create the chevron with the plaid fabric. If you have your heart set on a top with sleeves, try a mashup of the Hunter Tank and the Scout Tee from Grainline Studio.
Step 3: For the fabric, I found this beautiful linen/cotton blend from StyleMaker Fabrics. I really have a thing for plaids that mix lots of colors together (especially blue + red) so this fabric is right up my alley.
Want to DIY the whole outfit? To sew the pants, check out the Emerson Pants by True Bias or the Flint Pants by Megan Nielsen. You can even sew your own jacket with the Hampton Jean Jacket pattern by Alina Design Co.