Saturday, September 4, 2010

A Back-to-School Petal Shirt

I saw the idea for this shirt here. But I wanted to make it a little more school appropriate for my daughter (who is going into grade 2....where does the time go?!)
We took one shirt and used heat n bond to kind of interface 2 peices of the shirt & then cut out petals. I also cut some from just the 1 layer of t shirt for some "floppy" petals. I used about 14 all together.

My daughter also helped with te cutting. This was a great do-together project & she loves to help!

I pinned them to the shirt in a cascading design and then sewed them on with my sewing machine. I went from petal to petal without cutting the thread and made a little fold in each petal to give it a more flower-like appearance. As the Crafthours blog sure to backstitch at the beginning & ending of each seam!

I then opened the bottom seam of the shirt & inserted elastic through (premeasured to her waist size).  I sewed the elastic together & tucked it into the waistband & sewed the seam shut.

I put a petal on each sleeve too (for a little pizzaz!)
I love the way it turned out!
Did I mention she loves to pose?

I think I'll make one for myself too!