Friday, June 19, 2009

Corsage Tee

Perhaps you've seen this darling shirt from J.Crew for $29.50.



Here's what you need to make your own (or in my case several) for a fraction of the cost.
Needed: 1 scoop or V- neck t-shirt. These are from Target the Merona brand, regularly $8.99 bought on sale for $6 each


A pattern for your petals in this case, a heart. (My friend Cheri the genius behind this project just "eye-balled" it.) She also had the idea to cut out a star pattern and make a corsage star shirt for the 4th of July.


Buy 1 XXL shirt in a matching color to make your petals. One of these bad boys made petals for 6 shirts and we still had some left over.


Cut out hearts, two at a time if you can. Each shirt took 14-16 hearts for the "corsage". You can do more or less depending on the fullness you want.




You can do this project easily on your own, but it was so much more fun with friends!




Here's Cheri wearing her gray one she had already made. Once again wonderful friends who share their talents and ideas.


STEPS:
Sew on your first heart/petal. *The t-shirt fabric will not fray.* We used a sewing machine but you can do it by hand too. Make 3 stitches front, 3 stitches back and you're done.


Add another heart. The tighter you bunch them together to fuller your corsage will look. Each shirt I did turned out different. Just lay them on there, don't over-think it. You can go back and easily move petals around if you aren't happy with how something looks.


3 petals into it, & you can start to see how it's going to look.







The finished products:






~J.J.

57 comments:

Elizabeth said...

How cute! I want one!

Amanda.Sedeno said...

They are darling, you women are so crafty!!

Jenn said...

So cute...and very creative! Love those!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I'm soooo going to make one of these. Thanks so much for the great tutorial!!! You do so many great things on your blog.

Kate Starr said...

My sister bought that shirt in navy... can't wait to make my own and flaunt! Adorable and so clever.

The Spradlings said...

Ok so when I come to visit we are so making one in every color not only for me, but for your cute neices as well!:)

Carie said...

Great post my friend. It was loads of fun (and we look good in our shirts.)

Becca said...

Wow. I want one.

Meredith said...

Super Cute!!!

Nicole said...

Yeah I don't know how to sew. You need to let me know when you do these things, it looks so fun!

beachgirl77 said...

These turned out so cute, you are so creative..


Sandy

Brenna said...

Yep, well done! They turned out better than the original!

Amber said...

VERY VERY CUTE! When one of you enchantresses decides to visit good ole Carlsbad we can make some! Great blog girlies!

Beth said...

What a great idea! So cute :).

Jill said...

WOW!!! amazing! just gotta make some!

Suzy said...

Great idea!!

Sarah said...

J.J.-
What a very cute idea! Those turned out really well, I'll have to try my hand at making on of those puppies.
Have a wonderful day!

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

So crafty you girls! Love 'em!

michellejohnnie said...

LOVE IT! These are adorable. I linked to this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Valerie said...

Love, love, love it!! I linked back to you on my blog, too!! Thanks!

casserole said...

So pretty! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-t-shirt-with-corsage-neckline/2009/07/08/
--Anne

Becky said...

Great idea and sooooo cute! I have some old, stained and holey t-shirts that i plan to repurpose for the corsages!

Thanks for sharing.

The Bargainista said...

hey girls! I just found your blog and I have to say, I already L-O-V-E it!!!!! I would love to feature this project on my blog, the Bargainista! (If you wouldnt mind of course!)
--Nikki :)

Daisha said...

saw your shirt on oneprettything and when i scrolled down I saw sheri K. What a surprise to see her- i used to babysit her kids all the time in Salem, OR - tell her hi. the shirts are darling
-Daisha

...love Maegan said...

fabulous AND adorable!

the mama monster said...

very cute! are you familiar with downeast clothing? ( or shade, modbe or layer)they all have cute basic tees that this would look great with.

sara's art house said...

Love this idea!

Petit Debutant said...

I can't wait to try this out. It will look great with some skirts for church.

Joy Beadworks said...

Thank You SO much for the idea! Please look at the fun that my friends and I had making the shirts..A few variations too..

www.joybeadworks.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

Love it. Simply love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

I made some, I made some! And, I LOVE them! Thanks for sharing the great idea. I've linked back to this post... you can see photos of the ones I made on my blog.

Jess said...

Thanks for sharing this idea and tutorial! I totally just made one and I love it (I've linked to the post where I wrote about it)!

Pony Girl said...

You are so creative! What a great idea!! :) I might just have to try this soon! It would look equally cute on a tank top, too!!

daisy creek designs said...

My girlfriend JUST wore one of these this past weekend... can't wait to try it and see her reaction :)

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

I linked you on my blog!! I hope that is ok. I LOVE these shirts!!!

Kristin B said...

QUESTION!! I followed your steps to do a shirt like this for myself but after washing and drying my "flowers" look like dried up old buds -- the hearts rolled in on themselves and I've ironed them but the look just still isnt' the same. Any recommendations? A longer stitch line or smaller hearts?? What do you think??

Erin Bassett said...

LOVE this shirt!! Thanks for the tutorial, here's my shirt:
http://erinbassett.typepad.com/creativite/2009/09/01.html

Nancy Sabina said...

Love it! I'm adding shirts to my Target-run list!

Enchantresses Three said...

Kristen B.

I'm sorry that is frustrating. Out of the four shirts I made 1 of them has done the same thing. I don't know why...
To fluff it up, I've been pulling them out of the dryer after about ten minutes and hand fluffing the petals and they dry a little bit more open. It helps. My other 3 still look brand new and lay in a perfect corsage. Sorry I'm not much help.
My sister just made some using circles for the petals instead of hearts, I'll ask her if she's had any problems.

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

I just found you from Erin Basetts blog. Just love this idea! going to try it today!

Tracy Suzanne said...

I really like this. Thanks for posting it. I think I'm going to do this one since I wear so many tee's....Tracy

Kristina said...

I love it! I found this through Erin Bassett's blog. This is such a great project, and I hope I get a chance to try my hand at it soon.

Lynette said...

I love this project! I have a habit of buying only solid colored shirts, so this helps add some variety to my closet! This is also a great project for someone beginning to sew. Thanks for the great idea!

jvmangum said...

Wow is all that I can say! I love everything I've seen so far! I can't wait to see more!

jvmangum said...

Wow is all that I can say! I love everything I've seen so far! I can't wait to see more!

Cloggsy said...

Holy craperooni, they are AMAZING. I am going to attempt to do one...I already own a J.Crew one and an Ann Taylor Loft version, but screw those...I'm gonna make a Cloggsy version!

hHf said...

this idea is delish! i am giong to try it!

Thankfully Thrifty said...

Love this! I actually had the same thought when I saw these and hadn't gotten around to doing it! I posted on them though and linked to you! Thanks for the how-to! So helpful!

http://thankfullythrifty.blogspot.com/2009/10/precious-tees.html

Twiddle Thumbs said...

Love this!!!
Of all the great re-doing of t-shirts out there, this is the one I will do.

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I am going out to Target today and buying some t-shirts to make this project. You are awesome!

TheMoncurs said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I used muslin (I love the frayed look it gets) and got a much puffier result, but I love it!

http://themoncurs.blogspot.com/2010/01/before-and-after.html

Namine said...

thanks for sharing the tutorial. I made it this morning!!!

rickimoo said...

Thanks for the tut, I just did this on a tank top. Looks great and took 15 mins. Love your site.

The Italian Soda said...

Thanks for the great idea! I made one with purple and white on yellow.

Crafty Housewife said...

This is awesome! I am pregnant with very few of these type of style options, I have been looking for ideas on making some. Thanks!!

carla said...

Hi, my name is Carla. I absolutely LOVE!!your corsage T-shirt! I can't wait to make one. I have a pretty periwinkle colored T that was long sleeve I cut the sleeves off to make it short sleeve. I didn't want to throw the extra material away, so now after looking at your site I know what to do with it!! Thanks so much for posting the instructions!!!

Alisa said...

Yeah I don't know how to sew. You need to let me know when you do these things, it looks so fun!

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