Thursday, August 26, 2010

Things to Make: T-Shirt Refashion

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!

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