Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pretty Petal T-Shirt

I love blouses with girly accents. Especially those that make a plain old t-shirt look light and airy. I wanted one, but couldn't find a shirt that seemed reasonably priced and fit my taste. So, I figured out how to thread the bobbin for my brand new sewing machine I got for my birthday and made myself one.

Here's how I did it.

How-To Make a Pretty Petal T-Shirt
Step One: I purchased two shirts, a clearance t-shirt at Down East for $5 and a cream, silk shirt at the thrift store for $.99. I cut the silky shirt into petal shapes-two different sizes, large and small.

Step Two: Then I glued the petals onto the shirt in layers to layout the design. I did this to keep the petals straight and it was easier than pinning the crap out of them. When I washed the shirt after sewing the petals on, the glue washed right out.

Step Three: Stitched across each layer of petals

Voila! A beautiful addition to any outfit. Dress it up with heels or down with a pair of cute sandals.

Here's how I wore it. Pretty petal shirt with pleated skirt and the awesome heels I got from


  1. That's funny, I just did a Pretty Petal Skirt for a swap that's going to post on our blog on Monday. So uh, great minds think alike? :)

  2. that is really cute...great job!


  3. What water soluble glue did you use? Not sure if I have's so cute!

  4. I used tacky glue, but because you are sewing the petals on...I don't think it matters what type of glue you use. You don't want the shirt to be stiff, that's why I used a water-soluble glue.


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