Thursday, July 8, 2010

Four Shirts Four Ways ~Lavender~


I didn't have a particular design in mind for this "Four t-shirt makeover", but I remembered a shirt from JCrew that I found on their site (I couldn't find a link anymore). I used that as an inspiration, and came up with this shirt.


It is a little time consuming to cut out all the flowers, but the rest of the process is very easy to do. I will show you what I did.

{You need}

Two t-shirts of the same color

Matching thread

{How To}

1. Cut the t-shirt apart along the seam line.


2. From the back fabric, cut out 3 1/2" strips (my shirt was XS, and I was able to cut out 4 strips). Then, cut them into 20 - 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares.

3. From the front and sleeve fabric, cut out 3 - 3" wide strips, and 4 - 1" wide strips. Use the picture as a guide. (There is a leftover piece in the middle)


4. From the 3" wide strips cut out 20 - 3" x 3" squares.


5. Make the flower template.


6. Cut out the flowers.

 

7. Mark four lines lightly on the other t-shirt. They are 2" apart on mine, but after I sewed everything on, I wished that I did them a little bit closer (perhaps, 1 1/2" apart maybe?).

If, you are lucky and have more volume around your chest area, you will want more strips and have them closer together.

Stretch the 1" strips so they will become like rope. Lay them on the t-shirt where you marked.


8. Take the flowers you cut out earlier. Combine two of the same size flowers together(lay them so that the bottom petal is showing between the top petal). Pin them onto the strips and the shirt. Start with 3 1/2" flowers around the neck, then, 3" flowers towards the bottom.


9. Sew in a straight line on top of the flowers.


10. Cut the end of the strips to make the fringe.


11. For this particular shirt, I liked the sleeves a little shorter, so I folded the sleeve twice and sewed them.


12. ...and, it is done!




That's it! Like I said in the beginning of the post, if I am going to make this again I would sew those strips closer together, but I still love the shirt. It is a little different from my normal ruffle shirts, and still feminine...

Thank you for checking out my new t-shirt makeover. Meanwhile I am off to start thinking about the design for next week's t-shirt makeover!

64 comments:

Sonya said...

WOW! This shirt turned out so pretty and romantic!I will definitely try to make myself one!
Thanks for sharing!

MJ said...

I love it!! It was also my favourite colour from the 4 you posted so I am a little biased ;)

emma_G said...

I absoloutley LOVE it. Gonna be on the hunt for cheap t-shirts now :D

Justine said...

WOW!!! I REALLY like this! A LOT! I just finished summer school today, and I am totally going to try this out! Thank you for sharing!

Drea said...

adorable! I love it.

Penny said...

Gorgeous! Love it! Beautiful! It's going to my to-do-list!

Dilla said...

Love the way the flowers fall softly.

KJ said...

Looks gorgeous! Very clear tutorial too (as always!)

Lori said...

This shirt is fantastic. Thanks for sharing

Věrka said...

WOW!!! Absoloutley fantastic!!!

the thrifty ba said...

that is one precious shirt! you make it sound so easy!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I love love it !! You are so talented !
Thank you for sharing how to do it with us ~

xoxo
Lori

Sisters of Grace said...

I love it! looks realy good with the white skirt!

♥Michelle

CriCri said...

This t-shirt is fantastic!!
I like very much color and idea!
I always follow your works and you're fantastic!
Kisses from Italy

Cristina

Jenny Bolech said...

I love how this turned out! It's so pretty :)

Blogless me said...

Very sweet design and colour!

casserole said...

Your shirt is so pretty!!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-t-shirt-refashion-with-dimensional-flowers/2010/07/09/

--Anne

missourimomma said...

I was looking at JCREW just yesterday and saw that shirt, I think. Was it called Petal Vine Shell? I thought it was adorable. Thank you so much for making a tutorial for it. I am going to try one.THanks for sharing.

Alessandra - Lain said...

I love it!!

Disney said...

This is GORGEOUS. I hate all shades of purple, but I would still wear this shirt all the time, it's that cute! Great job!!!

Aly said...

So beautiful. I love your ideas.

A.Co said...

This is AWESOME!!!!!

Nice work!

I don't think the strips should be closer together - looks great!

Christie said...

This is beautiful! Great job!

debi said...

I love your makeovers! They are so inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. I can't wait to try some myself.

Erin said...

Absolutely gorgeous! How do you come up with it?! Amazing!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I knew I would love what you created! So pretty! Gorgeous! I will feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Did my last comment go through? I will feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com today!

JennaRuth said...

This is a great shirt! It looks different from a lot of other ruffle shirts. Can you show us what it looks like after it's been washed and dried? I've had bad luck with jersey shirts that looked awesome until they went through the laundry, and the jersey curls up and looks a lot different. I wonder how this one would look--If it launders well, I'll make it!

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Wow, that looks great! I love how it turned out.

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Really, really cute! And, I love the color!!!

Jami said...

You are amazing! This shirt is adorable! Can't wait to see the rest!
smiles!

www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

felicia said...

That turned out fantastic! Great job!

The Jersey Homesteader said...

Very creative. I love it. I bet my daughter would like one just like it.
Thanks for sharing.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I really love the shirt! I can't wait to see what you are going to do with the others. :)
I'm a new follower too.

Jill said...

Beautiful! You are very talented!!
Love the color too.

Blessings,

Jill

bella utahan said...

Beautiful! The flowers are so fun!

Tiziana said...

Hi!
Your ideas are fantastic!
XOXO
tiziana nidodilana

Maura said...

Thank you so much for another lovely t-shirt refashion tutorial! It is so beautiful. I'm planning on doing a refashion based on Anthropologie's Embraceable Tee, but I've been hesitating, nervous about the results. Your top gives me a starting point and a lot of reassurance. :)

Nikki - Lilybug_Designs said...

Absolutely stunning! I love it!

Lindsy Carranza said...

Wow that is amazing! Love it!

Mary Ellen said...

Another great T! Now if I will just get off my duff and make one!!

Mary Ellen said...

Another great T! Now if I will just get off my duff and make one!!

saraH said...

Awesome job! it reminds me of the j.crew DIY shirt I linked up to your party a few weeks ago! if you want the picture of the J.Crew shirt, I have it here:
http://jaynsarah.blogspot.com/2010/06/jcrew-flutter-fold-shell-top.html

Tina said...

It looks wonderful! I always enjoy your projects. I have a stash of old T-Shirts just waiting to be given a new life - I think this would also look great with more than one color on the petals. My little one was drooling over the pictures along with me, I'm sure she'll want a shirt of her own. Bless you for sharing your talents with all of us.

Angeliquez said...

oh this is really beautiful..so feminine..cant wait to see what you do with the other three!

love your blog,adore your style.

i always look forward to your posts..

keep it up!

hugs
Angeliquez

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I love this! I definitely will have to try this one (sometime)! I can't wait to see what you come up with next week. Your blog is so inspiring!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I love this! I definitely will have to try this one (sometime)! I can't wait to see what you come up with next week. Your blog is so inspiring!

Mandy @ mintnclandycreate said...

This is like the JCrew Vine shirt - WOW you did an A-MAZ-ING job. I love it!

ayanurrs said...

VERY cute! I have to try this! I have so much plain shirts lying around

seanymph said...

This is stunning! I may have to try this myself.

Taryn said...

Love, love, love it!

Taryn said...

Love, love, love it!!

Practically Spent said...

I LOVE this! There are times when I think you just couldn't be any cuter. This would be one of those times.

So glad things worked out with your husband's job. It's very unnerving, isn't it? Mine had 3.5 months of furlough recently with no idea as to how things would end. We're good for now, just like you.

Hug!

Hannah said...

I adore your tee makeovers :)
was it this shirt? http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/WomenBrowse/Women_Shop_By_Category/shirtstops/camisblouses/PRDOVR~24772/24772.jsp

Rachel said...

Oh my, that's really stunning! I can't wait to try that!

Stella said...

I love the shirt !! I was at the same sale now Im sorry I didn't pick up a few shirts. You do such amazing work !! Thanks for sharing !!

The College Frugalista! said...

I can't wait to pick up cheap t-shirts and try this!!! Fantastic!

SusanLower said...

What a great idea. I can't wait to try this with my girls. They'll have so much fun making their own shirts! Thanks for sharing this!

Chong said...

I really loved this so I decided to make one too and wanted to share with you.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j316/azn_emma/MyShirt.jpg

Alisa said...

I absoloutley LOVE it. Gonna be on the hunt for cheap t-shirts now :D

Awesome Tees

Epesse said...

Really nice how the flowers lay. I think I'm gonna use this cute easy flowers for a bag to look different, if you don't mind. I know this flowers won't work in a t-shirt for me, 'cause I have enough volume in my front side, but this cuties will work in a bag. Thanks for sharing.

2mainipricepute.blogspot.com said...

SUUUUUUUUUUUUPER!!!!

Justine said...

This is amazing! Ive been your follower for a while and I always love seeing what your up to and going back and reading some of your older posts. :) God has really belessed you with a gift! Thanks for sharing it! :D

lea michele said...

Amazing!really creative work i will try to make for my sister she will like it!thanks for sharing!!http://www.gotapparel.com/

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