7.14.2009

Tutorial Tuesday - Rosette T-shirt

DIY Day @ ASPTL

The "Sistas" reconvened last week for some chatting, eating, and sewing:



Inspired by Enchantresses3 and their DIY of this J Crew Corsage Tee:

and this CAbi Muse Tee:

We set out on another Soul Sisters Estrogen Replenishing Day to re-do our Walmart $5 tee's.

Like, Enchantresses, we bought two of each t-shirt in the same color. The Treat Girl figured out that three circles, each smaller than the next, sewn onto the shirt produced the desired effect. Begin with the largest circle about the size of a pop can (okay, soda can, for some of you). Just eyeball it, the circles don't have to be perfect. Cut each one a bit smaller than the last.



Next, using a needle and thread, just pinch the flower from inside the t-shirt and begin to stitch it into place. I was a bit grouchy with this part, you have to create "bunchy-ness" by pinching the layers and picking up the folds and puckers with the needle and thread. Just sew it messy by grabbing bits of the different layers and bring the thread down through the center creating pleats and puckers.

Pack the flowers in together, lifting the edges and bunching the flowers close together. I used 7 rosettes for my t-shirt.



Click on the picture to see the t-shirts up close:



Oh, and with 13 kids between the four of us, what were they up to during our girl time?

Playing soccer (there were enough kids for real teams!):

Painting their legs red (that was a lack of close supervision thing, oops):

And trying to catch frogs:


I also created a "tuxedo tank" out of a Target $2.50 tank top (check the dollar bins), so run on out to Target and meet me back here on Tuesday!

***Edited to participate in It's So Very Cheri's Knock off Knock out***

36 comments :

  1. Those shirts are so dang cute!! I think me and my girls are gonna have to have a mom/daughter day and whip some of those together!!

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  2. I love this!!I hope I can do it...you wouldn't want to show one sewn on to get the idea? I just wrecked a new tee shirt by using Soft Scrub Gel with Bleach. (love the stuff-hate that I always mess up something with the bleach) Now I have a great use for the tee -for practice!
    ~Nancy

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  3. GIRL! You all look hot in those shirts! Thanks for the idea~

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  4. HAWT! And what I love even more, is that you specifically say in your directions, "Just sew it messy..." because since I literally don't know how to sew, I can only DO messy!

    Thanks, Jen!

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  5. They turned out so, so beautifully! What a wonderful girl's project!

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  6. I love those! I'm going to have to give it a try.

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  7. y'all are serious rock stars in my book (though I have to admit I might enjoy painting my legs red). :)

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  8. They DID turn out super cute!!! And what a perfect day! I loved it!!

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  9. loving your posts! you have a great group of sista's to play with - way cool to recreate the T's! My kids would dig the red leg painting as well.....

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  10. Thanks for the tutorial! I am going to try this!

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  11. This is my first time to your blog but I will be adding it to my blog roll. It is so funny that this is the post I am looking at because I was just telling my mother that I wanted to create something like this. I was doing it because I had picked up a faux little stretch denim looking material skirt and it has a little flower and I said Oh wouldn't it be cute to get my little 2 year old a t-shirt and have flowers cascading down it. I have a party on Mondays-it's called The KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT party. You love something-like the t-shirt you saw and so you re-create it and it is a KNOCK OFF, your piece looks fab-u-lous and it is a KNOCK OUT. I hope you will post to it.

    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  12. I need to go get another t-shirt but once I do, I will post it and link over to you. I want to take my kids over to the beach and take their pictures. I have all their outfits, it's just a matter of finding time in my husband's school schedule to go over.
    And by the way -- my little sister's name is Jennifer, so if I ever call you Jenn it's because I call her that.
    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  13. Now that's just darling! Love the idea of making something so reasonable into something so chic. Great job!

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  14. Great idea Jennifer! The shirts look authentic.

    Brava!

    estrogen deprivaion works for you!:):)

    Stop by--in on the party-- would love to meet you!

    love, kelee

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  15. I love the shirts...I so need to try this! :)

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  16. I am totally impressed with your creations. They all look great.

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  17. LOVE the tshirts... they look fantastic! I can't wait to try this out!

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  18. I love that you did this - this has been on my to-do list for awhile now and I haven't committed to it. Yours looks great! Thanks

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  19. I love this idea-makes me want to run to WalMart and snatch up some shirts-I'm gonna have to gather up some friends and give it a try!

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  20. Thanks for the link up! I'm still loving wearing mine!

    ~Jamey at Enchantresses 3

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  21. Those shirts look awesome! I love them. Great job. I totally want to make one of those now. So fun.

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  22. Wow! Love it! I saw that t-shirt somewhere else but the tutorial didn't seem as easy as yours. Think this sista might try it! Oh, btw, stopping in from ASPTL.

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  23. SUPER FAB...I must make one for myself!!

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  24. i love it! i will so be making one of these for me. thanks for sharing!

    (found you via ASPTL)

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  25. LOVE this idea!! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. The shirts are better than Jcrews. Excellent diy.

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  27. Super cute shirts, Have you tried using patterned fabric? Just wondering how it would turn out.

    I have a poll up on my blog about my BIGGEST decor dilemma. Come on over and vote, I need all the help I can get!

    http://imnomartha.blogspot.com/2009/08/first-poll-ever-to-paint-or-not-to.html

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  28. I found your site featured on tip junkie... cute stuff, but I also see that you are a SITSah! So I am doing my duty to leave you a comment and tell you how rockin awesome those shirts are! I am always ruining clothes by getting bleach or something on them. Who would have thought of cutting them up for gorgeous flowers. creative creative! LOVE it! I'll be looking forward to more! The Neuff

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  29. LOVE this! We were featured on Tip Junkie the same day (I did the painted Dr. Scholl's) so I hope you don't mind if I share this with my readers tomorrow (I will of course link everything back to you!)!! I can't wait to try this myself tomorrow!!!

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  30. I love it! So adorable!! Going to have to try it!

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  31. I'm linking to you, I hope you don't mind! this is an adorable idea!
    www.kudzukween.blogspot.com

    kudzu

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  32. Love your blog! Glad I stumbled upon it! So much inspiration I will need to sit and catch up! Off to browse! ~lulu

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  33. I just wrecked a new tee shirt by using Soft Scrub Gel with Bleach.

    Awesome Tees

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  34. Love it... how people can be so creative. Love most of all that people are not shy to share the creativiness. thank you.

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