DIY pretty petal shirt

7 Aug
Megan and I made these t-shirts for back to school wardrobe additions!  We followed the easy instructions on http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2010/06/petal-tees-tutorial.html.
 
Petal Tees Tutorial!
 
 
 
I love the colorful, unique look of this shirt, and it can be made in only four steps!
Hooray quick and easy refashions!
 
  • First cut “petal” shapes out of knit scraps in two different sizes. Cut enough to go around your neckline overlapping half of each other. I used 22 each of the large and medium size for my large scoop neck.
  • Lay the larger ones across your neckline, overlapping by half. (don’t skimp on the overlap, you don’t want to see through when it stretches!
  • Then lay one smaller petal where the larger petals overlap each other. Pin well.
  • And sew on with a narrow zigzag stitch. You’re done!
For a little more elegant look, I used the same technique to refashion a sunny yellow tank that Paige had in her closet, using three different shades of yellow nylon Chiffon.
 
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One Response to “DIY pretty petal shirt”

  1. Megan Pikula August 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    These turned out so beautifully! Maybe my seams will be more consistent next time! I hope that the more sewing we do, the better i get at it. Not my forte. 🙂

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