I saw this shirt on J.Crew's website a few weeks ago, and was in a real DIY mood, so I asked my friend Amanda if she thought we could make them. She was in. This is a comparison:
I am sure that it doesn't photograph as well as it looks in person.
We bought 3 scoop neck shirts at Wet Seal (one for each of us, and one to cut up). We made a heart-shaped stencil to cut out the pieces to construct the corsage.
We used between 12-14 heart shaped cutouts. We used straight pins to decide on placement. One problem we had with our project was because of knit of the shirt, the cutouts rolled a lot at the edges. I even started sewing the project, got frustrated with the amount of rolling and stopped. I picked it all out and started over. One thing that helped to combat the rolling was making sure that we gathered it enough as we sewed it on.
We ended up spending about $7.50 (and 5 hours) on the shirts. The scoop neck tops were 3 for $12 and we just had to buy thread to match. (The J.Crew version was $29)
What do you guys think? Do any of you do DIY fashion sewing projects? Do they turn out? Leave a comment!
Thanks for reading!