I've been wanting to show you this t-shirt refashion for quite a while now, even wanted to film a video of me refashioning it, but life laughed out loudly right into my face and here I am today with a plain old post instead. It is a super weekend project!
First let me tell you that I have plenty of plain cotton t-shirts which I usually wear with my crochet (tube) necklaces and for them a plain shirt is just the right thing. However, I got bored with this particular one. Many washings forward it turned from a sweet cookie like pink into this greyish / dusty rose hue, so I thought enough is enough and decided to uplift it.
I didn't have a particular design for it. I knew I wanted to have a mix of crochet and fabric flowers, so I gathered my lefties.
This post does not include all the exact patterns for the flowers, but check the ones I am linking below.
Flower + Leaf Patterns
Other (optional) materials: lace, ribbon, tulle, beads / sequins.
Please note that the shirt should be of sturdy / strong cotton so that it can take the weight of the crochet ensemble, otherwise it will pull it down.
1. When you have everything ready, design the look. Play and arrange everything you have, work them around until you are satisfied with the look.
2. Next, pin everything down. First the pieces that will be the foundation. Sew them on.
3. Then pile the rest on / around it, pin them and sew them.
I could've added more flowers and make it richer, but this time I aimed at a more delicate and softer look, so I am satisfied how it turned out.
Spring cleaning my closet I selected a couple of other shirts I want to try and refashion them too, but we'll see how that goes (threating life with my fist up!).