Thursday, May 20, 2010

Scrap-tacular---How to Embellish Women's Shirt...

 I've been feeling a little left out making my girls cute things constantly, and so I decided to buy a bunch of plain T's and dress them up with my "scraps."
I have 3 bins full of scraps that I use all the time.
I bought this shirt in grey and 3 other colors from JC Penney's.  I love how they fit and they're only $6.
These are the scraps I chose to work with.
This grey damask strip was about a foot long and I took it and stitched a line around the outer edge all the way around it.
Then I just folded and pinned back and forth like this.
Next, I just sewed straight down the middle of it.  Then I made the flower below, and I learned how HERE.  I was seriously dying when I saw this tutorial.  It's genius and so gorgeous!
Oh, the possibilities this flower design brings me :).  Anyways, I pinned it on the shirt and it looked like a little too much so decided to make a much smaller one with the color below.  Once you look at the tutorial you'll know why that strip looks the way it does.
I added a cute button and hand stitched it on and the result is Scrap-tacular, don't you think?
(sorry for the cheesiness, ha ha.)


tammy said...

Love this!

Creative Urges said...

Thanks Tammy, you need to come over and make stuff with me. :)

Wendy said...

Jacque, WOW! Our computer is finally up & running again & I finally get to check out your blog. This is awesome! I'm so super impressed! I can't wait to see what's next! Oh, and Susie keeps asking me when I'm going to start making stuff like you. :)

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

so, so cute! I always love a good shirt refashioN! This turned out great! Thanks for stopping by Sweet Charli this week and linking up! Hope to see you back again! And I am your newest follower!~

Herbgirl said...

What a charming, creative item to use all those scrappy scraps for. Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

Misty said...

Very cute!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!