Wednesday, May 4, 2011

flowers on and on

Last year I fell in love with a J Crew tee that I had to make it. More than once...Twice, almost three times!
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It all started with a t-shirt and some silky leftover fabric, but then I liked so much that I also made a cashmere twin set for the winter, cutting out an old, almost felted angora vest. 
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Cut out the flowers, arranged on the shirt/twin set, pin in place, and sew them down.


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T-SHIRT:
* 12 big
* 13 medium
* 10 small


I sew the flowers on the shirt with a matching thread, and since the fabric for the flowers is very thin, I overlapped the flowers quite often.




CARDIGAN TWIN SET
* 13 big
* 9 medium
* 14 small


SLEEVELESS TWIN SET
* 5 big
* 5 medium
* 6 small


For the twin set, I preferred to sew the flowers with a brown thick thread, and to add more texture, while the twin set is a stockinette, I sew the flowers on the reverse stockinette side.
I didn't overlap that much the flowers on the twin set to avoid having very thick spots, only now and then, to keep the overall effect.




The flowers aren't fray checked, but I had no problem washing either piece, the t-shirt has been machine washed several times and passed also the dryer test. 


Twin set has been hand washed and laid flat to dry.


It's a very easy way to update a plain shirt, or a stained one, or even one with a hole! :)


Have fun making one for yourself, and don't forget to send me a pic!


xox, d.
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23 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by at my blog!

    What a great project - perfect for all those summer tees. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Gorgeous, D! I love the shape of the flowers, and you did an amazing job on all three pieces!
    xoxo
    Lia

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  3. When I saw the flowers, I was skeptical....but sewed on to the tops, it is really cute! I love your layout of the flowers.

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  4. WOWOWOWOWOW!!!
    You are amazing! I can't imagine making something like that. VERY talented!!!
    xxDaniella

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  5. I made one years ago to match some shorts that had flowers on them. I used eyelet lace for the flowers. Turned out really cute.

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  6. This is brilliant! I love! I love! I love!

    Happy Wednesday my Dear! xo

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  7. Really cute idea, great for breathing new life into an old top!

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  8. This has a cool Alabama Studios feel to it - love it!

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  9. I really love your version! Adorable to the max.

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  10. I love it! You did a wonderful job on this!

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  11. gorgeous! I've added you to my to do list

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  12. These are gorgeous! I love them!

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  13. I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays! It's up all week!
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/05/inspire-me-monday.html

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  14. I love this idea! they look expensive and gorgeous. lol.

    I'm a new follower, saw you on paisley passions.

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  15. Great refashion! Could I share this on my blog with a link back to you?

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  16. That is a great idea! I loooove flowers.

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  17. I love this! Perfect for redoing the kid's clothes too!

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  18. Beautiful! Maybe a stupid question, but you're using a sewing machine, right?

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  19. I didn't use a sewing machine, just the simple (I think is called) 'run stitch' by hand. but doesn't take very long. well... more than a sewing machine, but with a better final result.

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