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Tshirt roses jazz up a boring singlet
I love all the flowery embellished tops around at the momeent, but hate paying for them.
I had a t shirt I liked the colour of but was too big, and a singlet that was very boring. And best of all, its not that dusky pink colour that all the pretty stuff if in the shops, that totally washed me out.

Posted by Ellen from Perth, Western Australia, Australia • Published See Ellen's 10 projects »

  • Step 1

    Cut strips out of t-shirt. Mine were about 1 - 2.5cm wide, and 15-25cm long.

  • How to make a tank top. Flower Vest - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put singlet on and draw a line where you want the flowers to roughly be (with taylors chalk). I wanted mine to come down over one shoulder then flow down across the top. (I only thought to take the photo after I'd started sewing...)

  • Step 3

    I used the technique described here:

    Basically fold-sew-fold-sew-fold-sew...
    A mix of sizes looks good.
    Sew as many on as you think you need. I was originally going to fill the whole top half, but I tried it on and decided I quite liked it like this.

  • How to make a tank top. Flower Vest - Step 4
    Step 4

    The flowers on the straps had to be sewn onto other material (scraps of poplin in this case) so that they held their shape. Its hard to sew a round rose onto a spaghetti strap!

  • How to make a tank top. Flower Vest - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew flowers onto strap. I used silver glitter thread, and used embellishments to hide the stitches. Blue and pearl buttons and diamond-look beads.

  • How to make a tank top. Flower Vest - Step 6
    Step 6

    I decided to add embellishments to the bigger flowers as well, to make it look a little fancier.

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Mystery Craft Girl
Mystery Craft Girl · Algiers, Algiers, DZ · 36 projects
Very Nice! I think I might try it on a skirt Happy
Karlene C.
Karlene C. · New Zealand, Prince Edward Island, CA · 5 projects
Very cute!
I can't seem to get to the site for the directions you followed.
Did you start sewing the roses from the centre or from the outer edge?

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