I have a closet full of plain t-shirts and jeans. It is really sad. While I am trying to "upgrade" my style a little bit, I decided to jazz up some of my plain t-shirts like I've been seeing all you fellow bloggers do!
Of course I took some pictures along the way so if any of you wanted to do the same it would be easier. I am a very visual learner so picture tutorials are my fave. I apologize for any blurry or grainy pictures :)
This isn't the shirt I used, but I wanted to show how I cut the neck. I really like scoop necks right now, so I cut this fuchsia tee a little lower than this black one. Plus, I needed more fabric to make the rosettes. Also, if you need more fabric you can take the shirt in (on the sides if it is a looser shirt or bottom if it is long enough.)
I cut up the extra pieces to make the rosettes. They varied in length and width.
Once I had the rosette all rolled up, I stuck a needle through it to hold it in place.
Then I threaded the needle and tied a thick knot through the end of the thread. This seems like a weird way to do it, but it really was the fastest.
Basically I just threaded the needle through a few times at different angles to make sure the rosette would stay in place. There is not really an exact way to do this (that I know of.)
After tying off the thread I just left extra thread hanging to sew it on with. I realized after it took me FOREVER to sew each one on that it would have been a lot faster to just sew them all with the same thread.
Just a side note: this took me all day to do, but shouldn't take you AS long since part of my problem was just figuring things out...however, still plan for at least a 2 hour project...
I'm still not sure if it was worth my day or not...