Using appliques for the hottest fall trend!
Military style is back for fall and I wasn't planning on joining the trend! Then, I saw Brooklyn Decker on the cover of September's Women's Health magazine and I was swayed. Yeah, it happens sometimes!
I didn't want my shirt to be totally plain, so I thought about ways to add something to it. I have loads of t-shirt scraps and using them up to do a camo applique came to mind. I did both reverse and regular applique on the shirt.
Hanes has a line of Camo Collection T-shirts that would have been perfect for this project, but they are so popular that they were sold out when I went to buy some. So I tried my hand at dyeing and was pleased with the results. You can see the tute on dyeing on my blog:
Believe or not, this project started out as a plain white XL t-shirt. I did everything: the dyeing, fitting, sleeve capping, neckline shape, double stitching and appliques. It equals madness! It's perfectly fine to get a shirt that is the right color and fit for you and just do the appliques. So I will start my project tute from the appliques.
- Xfluffy_unitatoX favorited Camo Shirt 17 Nov 02:53
- Debi added Camo Shirt to tops 27 Oct 06:47
- cristinakilljoyway favorited Camo Shirt 03 Jan 13:58
Place your t-shirt scrap over fusible interfacing and follow manufacturer's instructions on how to fuse the fabric. You'll need at least two different colors of scrap.
Now, turn your shirt over and pin and sew your regular appliques in the places you want to your shirt. You can overlap for a cool effect!