Copycat DIY: Lauren Moffatt

A few months ago, I fell head over heels for Lauren Moffatt‘s awesome Miss Lonelyheart’s Stripe Top in navy and cream. All her designs are amazing (she is one of my favorite designers), but I could not get this one striped shirt out of my head. I really wanted it. Or better yet, I really wanted to make it. And so I did.

Left: Lauren Moffatt Miss Lonelyhearts Stripe Top Right: DIY

How’d I do it?

I was able to find Japanese 100% cotton fabric at our local fabric store. For the pattern, I started with this easy McCall’s dress pattern and altered the neck, sleeves, and hemline. Before cutting into my two yards of precious Japanese fabric (which I used almost the entire amount of due to the way the stripes ran on the fabric), I made a muslin prototype so I could tweak it wherever I needed to. Once I worked out the kinks, I got down to cutting, sewing, and serging. A couple hours later, I had my shirt!

DIY Shirt Detail

The original top is sold out on Lauren Moffatt’s website, though some retailers may still have them in stock. They also released a similar style in red.

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery – hats off to you Ms. Moffatt!

Photos by Kristin Jones Heitzler

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