Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Petal {shirt}


My girls were in need of a few spring shirts, and since I've had lots of fun making skirts for them, I decided to embellish some t-shirts. I saw this adorable tutorial for a onesie, and thought it would be fun to put my own spin on it.

Here's what I did--

Supplies:
T-shirt
Felt (I used three colors for an ombre effect)
Scissors
Sewing Machine


Trace 2 inch petals on your felt & cut.


I initially cut 7 petals for each row, but I will explain below that you only need 5 for each row.
So a total of 15 traced & cut.


Arrange your petals on your shirt. The best way that I found, is to start in the middle & work out. You need to make sure your center petal is exactly in the middle. Pin the top row, then move to the second & then the last. You can arrange however you feel looks best, I liked having them right below each other.




Now it's time to attach the petals to the shirt.
I started with the top row & stitched a straight line.
Then lift up the top row & move to the second row, then finish with the third.


Let me explain why the row of seven petals didn't work. I had my daughter try it on & it looked like the petals were overtaking her. I had to laugh, even though I knew it was going to be more work for me. So my seam ripper & I had a nice little go at it for a while. :)
I really like how it looks with FIVE petals on each row.
Much better.


And my little model had fun showing it off to me.
I think I am trying to channel 'flower growing weather', what do you think?! :)


I also made one for a baby gift (with a tutu as well).
Super cute & very simple!

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55 comments:

Ginger said...

Very cute! My daughter would LOVE this. :)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Adorable!! Megan

MICHELLE CURRY said...

SO CUTE

Tonia L said...

That is adorable! I love the little model!!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

SO so cute!! I am dying over the little onsie one with the tutu! Ahhh!

Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS! love the purple! ;)

Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS! love the purple! ;)

Debbie @ OtRD said...

SO cute!!

still being [molly] said...

this is SO SO SO cute!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

I love love both of them!!! The little onesie one is just precious... :)

Michelle said...

I love this idea! The onesie with the tutu is darling!!

sara @ applestone drive said...

Wow, that is adorable. Great job!!

Visiting from the DIY Dreamer party!

sara @ applestonedrive.blogspot.com

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Totally DARLING! Your little girls are so blessed to have you as their mommy!!! XO, Aimee

Christine said...

Oh Sweet Sweet Lindsay!!! I just ADORE this!!!!

Did you wash the felt before? If not, any idea if it will run when washed??

Thanks SOOOO much for sharing this at From Dream To Reality!!!
xoxo

Abby said...

How cute! That is just so creative

Shiloh said...

LOVE the purple ombre. THat's a super cute shirt. I might have to do one for my daughter also.
Shiloh
everydaygameplan.net

Jill ~ Jillify It said...

Cutest idea ever!!! Love the purple! I would love for you to share it at my party going on now at Jillify It!

Thanks!
Jill
www.jillifyit.com

Shantalle@lifestylesofthestayathomemom.com said...

Ohh the possibilities!! I love it with the tutu!!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is so cute. The purple is really adorable. I love the little baby onesie too.

Shannon said...

I LOVE this idea!! It turned out so cute!!

Shannon@SewSweetCottage

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Thanks for linking to things I've Done Thursday- shared this on my FB wall!!

Jennifer said...

Very, very cute!

Gabby said...

I love this! It's so cute! Thanks for sharing.

Gabby
The...Late, Young Family

Sarah said...

Oh this is adorable and it looks pretty easy too! Such a cute way to transform a normal t-shirt. Thanks for sharing this over at The Winthrop Chronicles!

Elise@growcreative said...

awww, that's sweet! Thank goodness for seam rippers... I use mine a lot!

Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters said...

LOVE this! Adorable!! Would love it if you shared this at our TGIF Party!

Kimberly said...

Just saw this on a link party...love it. So cute.

Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft said...

You come up with the cutest ideas! I could see this design used for a super cute peacock costume at Halloween...adorable!

Steph @ The Silly Pearl said...

So sweet! My girls would love this (and I'd love to hide some of the stains on their shirts with this!).

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

The petal cuteness is killing me - too adorable!! Love the onesie too!

Maria said...

Awww this is adorable, I love what you did!!! What a great blog you have, I love all your cute ideas! I'm your newest follower! Have a great weekend!

Jill said...

So cute! Makes me wish I had a little girl to dress up! Would love if you stopped by and linked up to the Pomp Party!

http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/04/pomp-party-15.html

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Debra Kapellakis said...

You did good!

Tanya said...

That is amazingly cute ~ I love it :)

The SPANGLER said...
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The SPANGLER said...

Gorgeous... found you via Not Just a House Wife linky and am now happily following along and must check out more of your fab blog.

Stop by anytime and say hi - I love the company at The Quick Unpick

Polkadot-pretties said...

Love this project!!!!!
I currently have a Crafty linky party going on, i would love you to link this project up !!!
http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/you-inspire-linky-party_28.html
Claire xox

Cocalores said...

That is indeed a very very cute T-shirt!! It is definitely easier for little girls to make something that cute!
If you'd like to take a look at my blog, there are two pretty simple ideas for kids T-shirts (maybe you'd like to try them for your girls or boy)!

4 Sisters @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com said...
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4 Sisters @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com said...

This shirt is too cute - and the onesie is amazing!

We'd love to see this post linked up at our Beautify It Monday link party open now!

-Four Sisters
BringingBeauty@blogspot.com

Jami said...

Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Hope you'll come again this week! This month's Pretty Packages party is now up for any of your lovely wrapped gifts!
http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/04/pretty-packages-party-14-highlights.html
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said...

This is so adorable. I love the colors. Thanks sp much for sharing at Fabulous Friday.

Crafty Mischief said...

Too cute! I love this!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

I am featuring this in my wrap up!!! Thanks for linking it up!!! xoxo- Rachel

Vanessa Barker said...

I want to make this for my daughter! I'd love if you'd come link up at my Tutorial Tuesday over at Our Thrifty Ideas that just went up. http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/04/tutorial-tuesday-5.html
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Amy said...

SO cute {and so is your model :)}. Thanks for entering One Crafty Contest!! Good luck!

Beth @ Through the Eyes of the Mrs. said...

Wondering if I'm too old to wear a shirt like this, lol. Very cute, thanks for linking up to One Crafty Contest and Good Luck, xoxo

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

So cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the onsie and tutu! Your knock the socks off of crafty ;)

Michelle said...

Hey girl, just wanted to stop by and say thanks so much for linking up to Delicately Constructed Friday last week! I featured you!! http://www.delicateconstruction.com/2012/05/delicately-constructed-features.html

SusieQTpies said...

Oh my goodness, Lindsay! This is adorable. We are new to your blog. Just hoppin' around today to find some fashion blogs.

We have a new Saturday Showcase and want to invite you to join. This would be perfect for it. If you have time, we would LOVE for you to stop over and check it out. http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/05/05/saturday-showcase-diy-fashion-ideas/

Thanks and we are now following your creations!

Susie @Bowdabra

Crystal said...

Lindsay, this is just so adorable! I bet this technique looking gorgeous on lots of other things as well! I'm so glad you linked up over at HiH! You always share the best projects! :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Rachel said...

Aw that is so cute. I love the little onesie/tutu as well. Once I figure out how to work my mom's old sewing machine I'm going to have to make this for my daughter. Thanks for sharing,
Rachel

Sarah said...

Lindsay...I love this so much you are being featured tomorrow at Dwell on Friday! Have a great weekend!

Garage Sales R Us said...

How cute! I Love it! I am visiting from the One Artsy Mama Craft Contest. I am a new follower! I hope you will stop by http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ and do the same.

Robin

Rebekah Irwin Berry said...

This is darling - how does the felt handle being washed & dried?

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