Sunday, December 11, 2011

Layered Flower Shirt

I love a remake, especially when the remake is something old or stained. My daughter had a basic white t-shirt that she stained with something (who knows what with kids right?) So I decided to try and salvage the shirt and try something new. I started by dying the shirt teal. I used Rit dye and my usually dying technique, you can find it here. I am learning a lot about dying from all my experimenting. One thing is that teal dye is quicker than other colors. I have practiced with yellow and scarlet now and teal is by far the fastest as far as color intensity. So when dyeing with teal, don't leave the clothing in for too long. The shirt turned out a little darker than I liked.

Next I cut out circles from charcoal grey cotton. I started with the largest circle and slowly degraded in size. Once I had all my circles cut I added a button to the center and sewed the entire flower in place on the shirt. The cotton frays a little in the wash which I really like, but if you don't just finish you edges off with a serger or zigzag stitch.
This was really easy and I really like how the remake turned out.

5 comments:

Heather said...

Super cute Jess!!

Melissa said...

Love the look of these flowers; I may have to figure out how to use them on a shirt for me.

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

i love a shirt re-do

Ashlee said...

I love this! I featured it on my blog today
http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2011/12/fab-5-friday-winner.html

Katie said...

Super Cute! Feel free to come link up at our Crafty Christmas gift link up! http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/2011/12/crafty-christmas-link-up-party.html