I Could Do That: J.Crew Art Tee
When this shirt popped up in the sale section, I started looking at it very closely. I decided that I could do it myself.
Hand-Cut Flower Art Tee - $29.99 (Orig. $45.00)
I went to my closet and found a white v-neck tee (find budget options at forever 21 and wetseal) that wasn't getting much use, and grabbed some extra fabric left over from this project and got cracking.
First, I sketched out a pattern for the flowers and cut them out of the orange fabric (If anyone wants my "pattern" just email me).
I pinned them on the shirt. Then I sewed them on using a straight stitch on the longest stitch length.
I ironed on freezer paper to the inside of the shirt to work as a stabalizer before I used a contrasting color zig zag on a very short stitch length to add the 'pollen'. (Remove the freezer paper before wearing).
Here's the finished product:
I think this would look great with any number of color combinations. What fabric do you have hanging around? Tweed, old knit tees that or worn out? Cut them up and put them to use. I am planning to do this again on a heather gray tee with brown silk in the shape of a bird. The options for this method are endless.
What do you guys think? Anything you guys are craving to make yourselves this week? Leave a comment!
PS - I wanted to point you to a few DIY's from the ladies at Academichic. E & A both embellished cardigans by hand last week, and what they did seems totally doable.
posted on Monday, March 08, 2010