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Jul 11, 2010

Petal Tee Copy

Have you seen this movie?


I haven't, but I really like this shirt.  This girl is a great seamstress and she made one.  I decided I HAD to have one too.  Here is her version:



This was the first time I actually used a brand new tee.  However, it was only $4 at Wal-mart :)

I took off the pocket very carefully to give myself a clean slate, then cut up petals from this old sweater:


It is a little see-through and I knew when it got a hole in it there was no way I could fix it :( Sad that it was sentimental, but at least now I can still wear it in a different form! :)

So, after cutting up the petals (some small, some big) I started laying them out around the neck first.  Then I worked my way down, petals getting bigger down the shirt.



Once I was happy with it I pinned them in place.  Then the shirt sat in my pile of "to do's" for about 2 months.


I finally bought the fray-be-gone and applied it to the edges of the petals, using cardboard between them so they wouldn't get stuck together.


Then I sewed the petals starting at the top.  I only sewed the base of the petals down so they were loose.



TADA!



This is definitely one of my favorite t-shirt projects, and was totally worth the time it took.  In the end it probably took me 3 hours (which is actually less than this one.)

I posted this tutorial HERE

50 comments:

Playing Sublimely said...

you're dreamy :)

Chris said...

Well done. What a great way to preserve something important to you.

Ann said...

Really cute, Jessica!
Creative!

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

This turned out so cute! Nice job :]

Yellow House said...

I love the movie "I Love You Man" and I loved that shirt! Thanks for this idea! I am adding it to my summer to-try-to-make list!

Jenni said...

i think it turned out beautiful! great job!

Michele Chastain said...

I love this! I recently bought an adorable "petal" tee made by Heather at the Gerber Days blog...you should consider making and selling them!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

So creative! I love it! I really liked this shirt ever since I saw the movie.

FrouFrouBritches said...

I love that movie and that shirt! Your recreation is adorable! Fabulous job! I might have to try it for myself.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Very cute! Great job!

M.O.T.B said...

Like yours better than the one on the movie!

The Harkers said...

So cute! It reminds me of this great shirt at J Crew that I've been wanting to try and make my version of:

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/WomenBrowse/Women_Shop_By_Category/knitstees/noveltyteesandtanks/PRDOVR~27883/27883.jsp

It's like yours and they put some beads on it too. Seems easy enough...great job on your shirt! :)

Maria said...

Very pretty. How does it hold up to washing?

Atelier de Charo said...

Cute, cute!

Meet Virginia said...

Oh my goodness Jess! I love this t it turned out so so pretty and feminine I love it!! Great job girl!

~Morgan

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Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Very cute... I'd love and I know my girls would too.

Val said...

Fabulous.

Kaysi said...

Great job, I love it!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

LOVES it! I am really into t-shirt refashioning right now and this is going RIGHT on my list! I just bought some great fitting shirts solely for the purpose of refashioning! I just started a link party and I would LOVE it if you'd consider adding your crafts to it! I'm having flower headband giveaway as part of our first party too! http://imtopsyturvy.com/index.php/2010/07/topsy-turvy-tuesdays-1/

Amy Bowman said...

that is so cute. one of my favorite refashions...I like the simplicity of it. thanks for linking up to AP Tuesdays!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

How cute! Thanks for helping us have another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Meg said...

Love it! Turned out great! :)

www.meg-land.blogspot.com

xx

Chase and McKell said...

this is darling! i need to make one!! and i really need to get that fray check too. love how yours turned out :)

*come check out my blog too if you'd like.

BLJ Graves Studio said...

So cute!

Brandy said...

That is so cute, I am going to try this.

Misty said...

Cute!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Andrea said...

Love it!! Turned out great. I hope you'll link up to Make It Wear It on Thursday @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

Helena said...

This is so pretty! I like your version even better than the original. I can't wait until my sewing machine is fixed- this is going on my to-do list.

Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session with Life in the Pitts!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This looks fantastic! So pretty!

Heather said...

Love it! I just did a tshirt redo today at the party too! New follower:-)

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

very very cool!

Anne Maskell said...

It is fabulous! Great job! I'm visiting with life in the pitts, hope you visit me too.

KasiaJ said...

Very cute! I have a sort of similar one in my to do pile. :)
Saw you at Someday Crafts.

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wow, i love this!! it turned out so fantastic!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

it is adorable--great job and love it in white!

Aubree said...

Your shirt is my favorite of the three! Great job! I will have to add this to my refashion projects!

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Love this shirt! I think I might be making a trip to Wal-Mart. Awesome Job!

Kelly @Balance Design Blog said...

I love tactile t-shirts. I recently went on a shopping spree to Target simply because they had such a marvelous ruffly shirt collection.
I wish I'd seen this tutorial first so I could have made my own. Great job! :)

Kate said...

Great top! This is my first time visiting your blog! Wonderful ideas!

Kate

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Brilliant!
Now I have to check out the rest of your ideas.
This is a Friday's Favorite for sure :-)

La-Dee-da crafter said...

Love, love!
Beautiful and so is your family!
creationsbyladeeda.blogspot.com
I have to try this! Thank you for sharing

Staci at Craftify It ! said...

gorgeous! LOVE the petal look, thanks for the tutorial!

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Kuzak's Closet said...

How creative! You are always making the cutest things, thanks for linking up to Sister Sister Sunday, see you again soon!

Amanda

Bec said...

This is just such a perfect girly t! I love it! And you should see the movie- her outfits throughout are great.

bec@iheart

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Beautiful!! I don't know that I'd have the patience for this, but your end result is absolutely stunning! Wouldn't this make a great pillow cover too? Welcome to the SNS sidebar for the weekend. :)

Donna

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I love it! Fabulous job!

Room to Inspire said...

It is simply beautiful! I really love it - I agree with Donna, this would be a super fun application on a pillow! Thanks so much for linking up to Be Inspired last week.

Chelsea

Julie said...

That is just sew cute! I love it. You did an excellent job! I will have to add this on my growing list of to-do items! Thank you for linkin' to It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday!

JHill said...

This tute got the most views at the Mad Skills party two weeks ago, so you will be part of my Feature Friday tomorrow morning. Go ahead and grab a brag button for your blog!

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