Friday, March 26, 2010

Project Day: Vintage Rose Ruffle Shirt













I needed a little something pretty to pick me up this weekend. Here's what I did to turn a plain white shirt into something special just for me!
  • I cut out and around an embroidered motif from a vintage pillowcase I had.
  • Using a piece of scrap denim I roughly sewed the motif onto it using zig zag stitch [using red thread].
  • I then cut the whole piece into an oval shape.
  • Using the edging from the original pillowcase I cut 2 long pieces, gathered them to make some ruffles for the edging.
  • Then I sewed the ruffles onto the denim piece - again, roughly and without to much care [again with the red thread].
  • Lastly I sewed the finished piece on the front of my white shirt [pin first to hold in place].
So this afternoon I am off for drinks at my neighbours and I think this will suffice just beautifully with a glass of bubbly.
have a great weekend. Simone xx

43 comments:

  1. Simply perfect! congratulations!

    Kss

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  2. I love it Simone!! So gorgeous:) I always look forward to your projects, they are always fabulous and this one is no exception!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

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  3. You and Sandy are getting very adventurous...love it..be good with a pin back as a brooch too, so you could where on different shirts. have a wonderful weekend, cheers Katherine

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  4. This is so cool Simone! It looks awesome in a plain white T-shirt! Lovely!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    :-) Li

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  5. You are such a clever clogs! I love your projects...even if they make me feel inadequate (in a good way of course!)

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  6. Great idea--Looks very festive.
    Enjoy your drinks with the neighbors.

    Have a great weekend.

    Melinda

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  7. always a good idea to be found on here :).

    ps nice tan. Lucky for some.

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  8. goodness i love your DIYS.
    thats so adorable.
    great way to spice up a t. <33
    its so adorable!

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  9. NOW that is an amazing DIY....i love it! :)

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  10. Another clever idea Simone
    It's gorgeous.. and I love the tshirt style also... always looking for something with the simple drape... have a great weekend.. xxx Julie

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  11. Oh, that's adorable - as well as stylish!

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  12. Sooo envious that you are going for drinks this afternoon with your neighbour! Love to do that but sadly stuck behind my computer at work, humph!

    Great t-shirt embellishment, very pretty. You seem to have all the best ideas :-)

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  13. You are way too clever for words my friend. Love this idea. Happy weekend. xoxo

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  14. what a cute little embellishment....i'm thinking it would make a perfect lavender sachet. this would be a great way to practice ruffles for someone like me...whenever i get a machine that is lol.

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  15. well its very pretty and it would cheer me up too xx

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  16. That rose looks so pretty and is a really nice touch to your shirt x

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  17. Very cute Simone!
    Unique & pretty.
    x

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  18. one of the cutest things i've ever seen!
    lovely!
    have a great weekend!
    justyna

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  19. You are completely brilliant, do you know I look at all your posts, and often feel being so useless when it comes to making and sewing things what comment can I possibly leave, but today I felt compelled as this is such a pretty and clever idea. Have a great weekend x

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  20. I just love it! ... You have amazed me with your talent once again.

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  21. Love your projects! Beautiful blog.

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  22. I LOVEE this shirt!!! I want one!LOL Great job!

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  23. super cute with the pearls- love it- will be giving this a go over the weekend...have you done your glass vases yet?

    happy friday
    melissa x

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  24. so cute... have a wonderful weekend... xx

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  25. Geez you are clever. Where do you find the time! Just love your crafty transformations.

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  26. Great idea Simone, I like the care-free aproach to the sewing, it gives it a really funky look! And the contrasting thread too!
    Happy weekend to you!
    :)

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  27. wow, how clever are you! Hope your bubbly was perfectly chilled - how delicious!

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  28. ooohh love this!!......enjoy the rest the of your weekend.

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  29. Have added you to my blog as "Blog of the Week" - just love your creations.

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  30. I love it Simone!! so nice...
    Marce

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  31. All your art it´s really beautiful! Congratulations
    With love from Spain
    My blog is: http://losnudosdemar.blogspot.com/

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  32. wow!! you made it very simple and easy :-)

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