Friday, July 16, 2010

Roses are Red...But Not Today!

I love repurposing shirts. Like here. And here. And here. With flowers. Oh, don't forget here. And one more for good measure ;) And don't forget about the dresses. Ohhhh, I love making dresses!

Well today, I purchased a couple shirts (I know, GASP! New shirts?? What was I thinking!!) But I have used up most of my useable t-shirts, and I have a few I just want to leave plain, so I needed some new ones. Plus Walmart had them marked down to $3.50 each - how can you beat that??

I bought black (which I'll be sewing to a skirt to make a dress sometime soon), pink (which I hope to make awesomely ruffly), and the white one, which I'm showing today.
Plain white t-shirt is about to become not so plain ;)

It's hard to see here, but I cut out big circles in tulle, then three sizes of circles from an old tshirt that I would have thrown away in my less thrifty days.

I created some flowers. The first one, I actually sewed onto the shirt, but truth be told, it was a bit challenging. Then I realized why, and I could have altered my machine slightly to make it work, but that was about an hour after I finished the shirt ;) After the first one, I just sewed the others and then hand sewed them to the shirt. I took tulle, then layered the biggest circle on top of it, and sewed a scraggly circle around the inner edge of it. Then I added the second biggest circle, sewed a circle. then the smallest circle, sewed a circle. Then attached it to the shirt with the pearl in the center.
I also made two small flowers with just the two smaller circles, and added those on. I LOVE how this turned out. I really do - it jazzes up the tshirt just enough that it could be dressy, but it's still that comfy old tshirt too.

I think I might make a couple of these as Christmas gifts. Do you think people would like them? And I'm sorry I didn't take a picture of me in it yet. I was so tired last night when I got done sewing it, and didn't wear it this morning.

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  1. I think your t-shirt looks great! I just saw something very similar at Old Navy last night and thought to myself...I could make something like that.

  2. I'm in the same boat as the commenter above. I have some cheap Old Navy shirts that need some jazzin' up and this looks like just the right idea with out making it too crazy. Sometimes a (just barely more than) plain t-shirt is just right.

  3. oh i LOVE all your shirt refashions!! i looked at all of them :) saved a bunch to try in my "to do" folder!
    i really think you need to have a tutorials list on your sidebar. i'd love to see all you've done!! following you now.

    *and come check out my blog too if you'd like :)

  4. Gorgeous! Looks like a boutique shirt now ;)
    Thanks for linking to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

  5. I love the added detail of the sewing around the flower! so cute! i am featuring this at

  6. I love this, especially how you put black around them, they really pop!



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