I have had this picture in my “files” for over a year now - - I absolutely love this shirt. I have no idea where I found it - - somewhere on the big world wide web! I decided it was time to see if I could come up with my own version.
I started by buying two identical long sleeve cotton shirts on clearance for $1.99 each from Target.
Next, I cut out round petal shapes (I did a trial run with some extra jersey fabric I had on hand, just to make sure everything would work as planned, it works out well since you will be able to see the added pieces easily in the pictures.) Once I knew that my process worked, I did cut all these pieces from the second shirt I bought. This way I knew that my cotton fabric was going to match perfectly.
After I cut the petal pieces, I ran them through my sewing machine. Sewing a straight line down the center of the petal so that I could “ruffle” them.
Next, I ripped various sized strips of fabric. Ranging in size from 1” – 2 1/2” wide.
I ran these through my sewing machine also.
Then I pulled the bobbin thread and “ruffled the long strips.
Now it was time to get artistic! I started pinning my ruffled pieces onto my shirt. Starting at the shoulder and adding pieces until it had the look that I wanted.
After I was satisfied that it was going to work, I cut apart my second shirt and did the entire process with the grey fabric.
Since I bought the shirts on clearance, they were long sleeved. A good thing for giving me lots of fabric to work with, but it is summer now, and it is HOT and HUMID here. I am not a patient person (meaning, I did not want to wait until fall to be able to wear my new shirt!) So I put the shirt back on my twin, then put one of my favorite tanks over the top. I marked the armholes for the tank and cut my black shirt along those lines.
Next, I cut a couple more strips 1” wide. I folded them in half and attached those around the arm holes. I just left the rough side to the edge since I wanted it to continue having the raggedy edge.
What do you think? I’m quite pleased with the finished product!!