“Tie-up tees were all the rage. Which gave me the inspiration along with a photo I pinned on Pinterest to cut up a sweatshirt and sew holes down the middle…”
Thank you Sewing Struggles 120 for helping me figure out how to sew this tie-up sweatshirt.
For those who know me, you may know that I am currently a student studying fashion design. Over the past year, I have spent my days over an old, rusty, and barely working Juki sewing machine learning countless sewing techniques. I sewed all the basic pieces of clothing your heart desires. Dresses, skirts, shirts, and even a pair of chambray jeans-you name it.
One may think that fashion design is a glammy-glam major where you learn to design all the beautiful gowns and attend all the glitzy NYFW shows. lol no. I can tell you right now that I spent countless days and days into nights hunched over a sewing machine until my eyes went crossed. And TBH? The stuff we had to make were all uglay AF because everyone had to sew the same outdated pieces. Plus, I became a freaking magnet to small pieces of threads that would cling to me all the way home.
But despite the crazy amount of time I spent on the 7th floor of that Warehouse, I’ve got to admit the Sewing 120-121 was totally worth it. It helped me learn how to sew clothes to my own visions instead of spending years (*says dramatically*) tracking down a particular piece in the clothing stores. Thanks to the countless hours of sewing, I was able to create this tie-up sweatshirt.
Okay, so I gotta admit: I can’t take all the credit here because I was inspired by my lovely FasDesign ladies. If y’all are familiar with the store, LF, tie-up tees were all the rage. Girls in my class started bringing in our college team’s sports gear and cut up tee shirts and sewed these super cute tie-up tees. Which gave me the inspiration along with a photo I pinned on Pinterest to cut up a sweatshirt and sew holes down the middle. And I transformed a Youth-Medium black sweatshirt into a chic tie-up sweatshirt all thanks to a year’s worth of struggles.