When Nina emailed offering kindly to do a guest tutorial I mentioned the Plain White T’s week and she sent me to THIS post. I LOVE this idea (I am very bad and actually have 3 different colors of this shirt from JCrew… all purchased on final sale though in XL then sized down, that makes it better right?) I know you will love it as much as I do. Please head over to her blog at Momma Go ‘Round HERE. You will NOT be disappointed. Thank you Nina for sharing your talents! I am off to make my own in a Rust Orange color! Now for Nina:
t-shirt…let’s get real. So now, you can make your own JCrew
knock-off Flutter Flower Shirt.
Two matching t-shirts
Fold each strip in half along the
length of the strip to make the width smaller.
pieces about 1″ inch long.
Cut small strips into B shapes.
Open Bs to expose petals.
Stack open Bs with centers on top of
each other. Vary how the Bs are stacked to create texture.
Sew a straight gathering stitch
through both open Bs down the center of the top open B.
Pull thread to gather Bs.
Pinch the underside of your now
stitched together flower.
Stitch back and forth through the
pinch to stabilize the gather.
Repeat to make all your flowers. My
shirt has 20 flutter flowers of varying sizes.
Once you have all your flowers, hand
stitch them on to your second shirt. Overlap some to create the full
WARNING: Hand wash
and lay flat to dry. It takes FOR-EV-ER to unwrinkle and iron out each
petal if you use the washer and dryer…..not like that happened to
me or anything!
to stop by on Friday for our T-Shirt Linky Party! Link up your great
t-shirt ideas and get inspired!
Wasn’t that fabulous!!! Remember how to make those flowers because when I get back I have the CUTEST tutorial for them!