Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How To: Ruffle Corsage Shirt

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So I am in the middle of several kind of labor intensive projects and I just got the hankering for some instant gratification... know what I mean? I saw a shirt sort of like this at J.Crew the other day, but didn't want to shell out the $35 for a t-shirt. Plus I thought I could make one. Mine's a little more colorful and a little more finished. Here's how I did it.

I cut out a heart shape. Here is the pattern I made. If you can get it to print from here then go for it. It should be about 2.7 inches across at the widest part.
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I cut out 12 little heart shapes for my shirt. I used this fabric, and this shirt that I snatched for about $6 from old Navy. I recommend using a scoop neck T-shirt, because they are universally flattering, and have a nice little spot for the heart petals.

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Next, I zig-zagged around each heart. This doesn't have to be perfect, and you will still have some little frayed pieces hanging out, but it will keep it from totally unraveling in the wash.

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Then, I placed my pieces roughly how I wanted them (although I ended up switching them to other side since I normally wear my purse on my right shoulder). The edges should overlap a bit so the will kind of fold up on each other.

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After getting them all pinned down how I wanted them, I sewed each heart down with a straight stitch following generally the dotted lines on my heart pattern. Make sure you don't catch a neighboring heart in your stitch.

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And that's it. Lovely!

18 comments:

  1. I'm in LOVE with that shirt!! I think its even cuter than the one from JCrew. It looks so simple and fun that I want to get out of bed and ma'e it right now!! Thanks for always sharing your amazing ideas- you have a gift!!

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  2. SO freaking cool! You are amazingly creative. Love it!

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  3. I think this is my favorite Make With Me. Love, love, love.

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  4. Totally cute! I love it. Can you post a how to for those burp cloths you made? I have been wanting to make some for some time, (a whole bunch for baby gifts) and I like yours the best. Thanks!

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  5. You are so amazingly talented!

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  6. Is there anything you can't do?!! Thanks for the tutorial. I saw this cute little girl skirt tutorial yesterday here and thought Avery would be adorable in one. http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-market-skirt.html

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  7. Seriously, how many other NBICU nurses can do that?

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  8. i love this! and i know what you mean about instant gratification projects...sometimes they are the only things that keep me sewing!

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  9. Just darling Danielle...Mom

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  10. Amazing! You are one talented lady!

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  11. Oh , I just love this! Gorgeous!

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  12. I want one!!! I lOVE it.(found you through alissa)

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  13. Ah! First I saw the post with your DIY twisted flowers and now THIS!? I am in heaven... and you, my dear, are an angel.

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  14. can u also use the rolled up fabric roses as the corsage?

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