This is a super simple idea to use up any type of t-shirt and turn it into a vest. All you need to do is to cut the neckline out and then up the center. You will also need to cut the sleeves off and cut them very deep. Press all your raw edges in 1/2 inch and then topstitch in place. I made two small straps to add to each shoulder of the vest. I like the way it pulls the top in just enough for more of a feminine look.
I just happened to be looking at the new spring line of clothes on Anthropologie a few weeks ago and saw a striped top with big flowers appliqued along the sides of it.
It was absolutely adorable.
Then when I was doodling the other day I doodled the same top. So the other day I was on a mission and went out to pick up a striped top for this project.
One striped tee and a large floral tee are needed for this project. You will also need some Heat n bond, scissors, iron, and sewing machine or needle and thread. Cut out as many flowers you like for your tee and iron the Heat n bond onto the cut out flowers following the directions on the packaging. Peel off paper backing and place appliques onto the top. Iron into place. I used my machine to stitch all of the appliques on to give it that finished appearance.
This lucky little lady got a new top today. I was in the middle of another t-shirt project when the floral fabric I was using for that project went perfectly with a pink tee that was in our re-fashion box. So I pushed my top to the side and started working on this floral back […][Continue reading...]