Thursday, September 9, 2010

Plain White T's Continued: Petal Shirt Tutorial Guest Post

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:

I am OBSESSED with this shirt. I saw
one like this in JCrew last year and it was a small fortune for a
t-shirt...let's get real. So now, you can make your own JCrew
Flutter Flower Shirt.

It's super simple and requires hardly
an materials!

Time to get fluttering!

Two matching t-shirts
Matching thread

Cut 1 shirt apart into front and back.
Cut strips from one side of shirt. Vary widths of strips from 1" inch
to 1.5" inches.

Fold each strip in half along the
length of the strip to make the width smaller.

Cut each long strip into 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!

Don't forget
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!


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