From drab to fab! Okay so of course you remember my TJ Maxx XL T's that I got for $5.99 a piece, and how to tailor a shirt right? If not refresh your selves here!
- pins, matching thread, needle, seam ripper (because we all make mistakes sometimes), scissors, a few beads (mine were left over from a Christmas project), a contrasting color (left over bit of a white t-shirt, you can also use tule/cotten blend/ or any thing else that will give the flowers texture), and a T-shirt.
So mine was an XL so I tailored it down, and used the remnants left over to make parts of the flowers.
Now cut a dozen or so "circles" (not literally, you will see) out of the grey fabric and your contrasting color.
See...not really circles!
Now with your needle and thread, hand sew the beads to the middle of the flower 'bunch' this will also secure your flower layers together.
Arrange the flowers that have been made on your shirt to decide how you like them....this was actually the hardest part for me.....
Asymmetrical collar perhaps?
Off to one side?
This one looks like a little man...see the eyes and mouth?
Or perhaps just random? Yes this I like, symmetrical - yet random
Now pin your "flowers" in place and hand sew your flowers on.....this can be a bit time consuming. This is a great time to catch up on old Friends re-runs!!
Here is a close up of my stitches (my camera was cooperating today)...only stitched the smallest top circle to the shirt, because I want the the "petals" to ruffle up a little in the wash...you know how I like ruffles. If you want a more flat flower you can stitch each layer down, but this is yet again, more time consuming!
And for the second time today, get up and do your happy dance because you have another awesomely custom, drab to fab T-shirt, perfect for hot summers, or maybe even casual clinic visits under the white coat? We shall see :)
Inspiration from Yellow Blackbird, I thank you!