Saturday, March 27, 2010

Four Petal tee

Gather up a Tee you want to embellish & some scrap knit fabric. I had a Yellow Tee, used tonally warm colors of knit for the flowers. (I used yellow, white, dark pink, light pink, orange, & peach tones) Since knit will not fray, no need to treat the edges like on the last project.
Each flower has 4 petals, I estimated that I would need 11 flowers, so I cut 50 circles from the different colored fabric. I cut a few extra so I had some to play with the different colors & to use for the covered buttons. The circles were about 2” and were not perfectly round.
Pick 4 circles of varying color. Fold them in half. Take 2 and place folded edges together.
Take the third “petal” and place it on top of one of the existing petals, & underneath of the other existing petal.
Take the fourth “petal” and place it on top of one of the existing petals, & underneath of the other existing petal. Think of it like folding in the top of a box. You should now see 4 different colored petals
Carefully transfer this to your shirt & sew on with a circle stitch. Again, don’t worry if you circle is not perfect. We will be “randomly” putting covered buttons in some flowers.

Keep doing this method on your Tee until you feel you have your left shoulder/neck covered to your desired effect.
This tee was a little long on me, so I cut a tiny slit in the inside hem & put elastic thru it to gather it up on the bottom a bit.
Peepers helping sew on the covered buttons. Here is where the button can cover up some of your imperfect circles. I used 3 on this shirt.
DONE! ready to wear. I've worn this top a few times & get a ton of compliments on it. The one thing I would do differently is add a few more flowers & make sure that the flower overlap a bit more. I like the fullness better when they are clustered together more.
I also make one out of different tonal white fabric & lace flowers. For a dressier look.
Upcoming Posts: The month of April I'm focusing on things I'm working on for Peepers. His 2nd B-day is coming up & we are starting to get ready.

1 comment:

  1. Adorable! I love the white one with the covered buttons!