Hee, hee. Sorry for teasing you. I had actually planned on posting this Tuesday, but I had an eye appointment and had my eyes dilated. It was really bad - they were sore the rest of the day. It even made me sick to my stomache from not being able to see anything close up. Ah well, I did pick out some cute new specs (with Meghan's help) so that is something to look forward to.
So....back to the t-shirt project.
I figured, why not try my own? Hence, the double purchase of shirts - one to wear and one to cut up. I picked up the army green ($4.00 on clearance) and the peach ($8.00 each) at Target and the lime green ($3.00 on clearance) at Old Navy. Good choices for experimentation.
I started with the peach set (after washing and drying all the shirts).
Since I knew I wanted full rosettes on this one, I punched a 2" circle and used it for a pattern. I traced the circle with a fabric pen (that later washed out) and cut out five circles for each rosette.
I folded each circle and stitched the end closed with a couple of stitches, then added the next folded circle and stitched them together at the point. I kept adding circles until all five were stitched together in the center.
After stitching them to shirt #1, I again washed and dried the shirt. I will probably air dry it from now on, but I was curious how the flowers would hold up. They did really well. The fantastic thing about knit: it doesn't fray, so you can leave the edges raw and they look fine. I really like how this one turned out. It was definitely the heaviest of the three shirts, so I knew it would work up nicely. The army green is on the dock next. I'm going to try to squeeze it in this weekend, but you know how crazy these holiday weekends are.
What do you think? Game to try this? I'd love to hear about if you do!