Thursday, October 28, 2010

Embellished tee

Hello, hello!

Today I decided to be brave and cut into a shirt of mine.  :)

I've been wanting to try embellishing a tee for quite some time, and I was SO excited to snag some Sizzix flower dies from the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack.  (You got yours, didn't you??)  I was inspired by Elizabeth Kartchner's tee here.

Well, I've had this black tee for a while, and I felt it was time to spruce it up.  I took a deep breath, and cut up a light gray knit shirt I had gotten on clearance a while back, then ran the fabric through my Big Shot several times (I used about half of the gray shirt) with the Flower Layers die.  After cutting all of my pieces, I hand-sewed them onto my shirt.  I actually washed my shirt too, after sewing, to see how it would look day-to-day.

Here is is...

I am quite proud of it, and I'm sure Seth knows it since I was pretty much happy-dancing around with it on. Haha!

Here's a closer view of the neckline:

LOVE IT!!   ♥  :D

As you can see, I had sewn quite a few flowers on there, using the different sizes cut out with the die.  Periodically as I was sewing, it helped to hold the shirt up and see how the flowers would hang.  I also tried it on when I was almost done, to see if there were any gaps.

This was so fun, and it didn't even take me 2 hours from start to finish!  I snagged a couple of other flower dies, and can't wait to embellish some more clothes!  (If you have the Flower Folds Bigz XL die, that would work perfectly too.. I just don't have that one yet. :) )

Well, thanks for stopping by!  Let me know if you find any good sales on some solid-color knit shirts!  ;)


  1. Absolutely adorable!!! I love it. I am seeing a new endeavor in your near future...

  2. Looks wonderful, Melissa! Excellent job!! Love it, love it, love it!!!

  3. Very cool, very cute, very savvy! Good stuff....wish I was that handy with a needle and thread!

  4. Now a fashion designer!! Can you beat that?? It is beautiful, Melissa!! Love the colors and you placed them so perfectly!! ANOTHER job well done!! Go girl. You are on a roll!!

  5. Soooo, you shall be making some and selling them, right?
    It's too cute Melissa, I just love it! You did an amazing job!

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I cannot wait to try this myself. :-)

  7. Now you do clothing, too??? Oh my! You just continue to blow me away each day. This is beyond cute. Super job, I so love what you did.

  8. Oh. Wow. This is more than fabulous. I love it! The grey on black is tre chic. Just wonderful!

  9. That is one pretty project! Nicely done!


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