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hilariously recreating the past
Here’s how I re-created my adorable 4th birthday top to wear in that groovy re-created 4(0)th birthday photo:

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  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 1
    Step 1

    I snagged a lovely pink t-shirt, half of the sleeves from a long sleeve T, fab vintage buttons & a scrap of white bedsheet

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 2
    Step 2

    I grabbed a plate of the same-ish size as the t-shirt neckline

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    centered the plate on large piece of paper & roughly sketched out the shape of the collar

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    chopped it out, double folded my sheet scrap & cut out my soon-to-be collar

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 5
    Step 5

    et voila…4 lovely collar pieces

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 6
    Step 6

    I stitched each of the 2 pieces together, right sides facing, leaving a small opening for turning

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once flipped right side out I gave them a nice firm press with the iron

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 8
    Step 8

    then top-stitched all the way around each piece

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 9
    Step 9

    pinned them around the neckline of the t-shirt

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 10
    Step 10

    and stitched them on…collar done!

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 11
    Step 11

    Onto the fancy schmancy sleeve cuffs…I simply popped the chopped long sleeves over the t-shirt sleeves right sides facing and stitched them together

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 12
    Step 12

    & zigzagged over the outside seam for extra strength

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 13
    Step 13

    then hand stitched the buttons to the front…

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 14
    Step 14

    and my re-created top was complete! …or was it?

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 15
    Step 15

    Didja notice the “S” pin on little Sheri’s lapel?

    To really complete the photo re-creation I had to have that pin (or something like it)…

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 16
    Step 16

    I snagged some leftover craft wire & wrapped, bent, folded & twisted it around a safety pin until I had my erm…fabulous re-created “S” pin!

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 17
    Step 17

    …a couple of pigtails added to my hair & my return to 4-year-old me was complete!

  • How to embellish a t-shirt. The 4 To 40 Top - Step 18
    Step 18

    Success!

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susie
susie · Glasgow, Scotland, GB · 154 projects
I just want to be your friend, you're so awesome! Happy
Confessions of a Refashionista
Confessions of a Refashionista · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 89 projects
ach...yer makin' me blush! ;O)
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ThatInkdChick
ThatInkdChick · Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, FR · 11 projects
Lovely !
Confessions of a Refashionista
Confessions of a Refashionista · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 89 projects
Cheers! =O)
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
This is such an adorable idea! Your projects all rock x
Confessions of a Refashionista
Confessions of a Refashionista · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 89 projects
Thanks very much Cat...it was loads of fun to (re)create =O) *I shall upload more projects soon!
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