Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Getting my green on!

I am headed out of town to see "Wicked" for the fourth time. And it will be with my 2 sisters and mom and we are gunna have a great time. I am so excited. So in honor of the "GREEN" I wanted to spruce up my wardrobe. I had this sweater I had already embellished and saw that Target had this cute shirt on clearance so I went out and bought two. One is for the garment and the other is for cutting up and embellishing...really.

So here are a few pictures of the methods in my madness..... here is the original shirt....rather boring, I would say.

So then, cut up the OTHER shirt (I will tell that tale another time...) into strips but found out pretty soon that I needed to cut them on the length of the shirt instead of across the shirt...because the fabric rolled onto itself if you cut across...

I cut 3 1/2" strips and the cat decided to sit on them....such a helper.

Then I ran a gathering stitch along the long edge. Oh, and I decided I wanted the neckline higher so I inserted a piece inside the front. I just topstitched it because it won't show.

Then I just started pinning the desired length of ruffles and sewing them down.

For the top one, I sewed it right side of ruffle to wrong side (inside) of the top so it would just flip over. I did find that I needed to make a facing to hold it in place. Also, be sure and do the edge stitching to make it flat. Pressing it will also help it stay in place.


Here is my finished custom when I see someone else in this shirt, I will think, "yeah, it's the same shirt lady, but mine is customized!!!

1 comment:

  1. So cute! I love it! I still haven't seen Wicked! I want to go so bad. Have fun!