So as I was looking at some project ideas the other day I came across Tea Rose Home - a fantastic blog about sewing crafts for the home and to wear! She had a wonderful tutorial on how to transform a regular plain jane t-shirt into something fancy and elegant! I just had to give it a try!
I started with a plain grey t-shirt, and an old ripped shirt of my hubby's.
I cut the old shirt into strips.
Machine stitched them with a loose stitch and gathered them into ruffles.
Pinned the ruffles into place on the new shirt, and then sewed them into place.
For the flower I took a strip of fabric and sewed down the middle and gathered it.
I then folded it in half and began rolling and stitching it into place, until it looked like this:
The ties were made from a strip of fabric that I just pulled until it was all stretched out. I also added an extra ruffle 'leaf'.
The last step was to stitch everything into place!
I think the finished piece looks great, and it was such a fun way to take a plain old clearance rack t-shirt and transform it into a boutique worthy part of your wardrobe!