With the weather cooling down, I have been sorting through our drawers. I set aside a stack of old shirts and tshirts for the Goowill. These shirts were too cute to give away, especially together so I decided to repurpose them into something new.
To start off, I picked an old striped shirt and made it into a cardigan by cutting down the middle and finishing the edges (I folded and pressed each edge in by 1/4 inch and folded again then straight stitched to finish.)
Next, I cut 1 to 2 inch sections from the sleeves of three different tshirts.
I then folded each in half and cut a scalloped pattern at the open edge to give the flower more depth.
To provide a base for the flower I ironed Misty Fuse onto a small piece of one of the tshirts and cut a two inch circle which I then ironed to the left corner of my new cardigan.
I then sewed down the center of each of the tshirt sleeve bands and pulled the loose stitches to gather them into a size that would fit in my two inch circular flower base.
Finally I pinned and stitched down the center of each gathered circle onto the flower base fitting each subsequent circle inside the next.
I cut all the loose stitches and within 30 minutes had a new cute cardigan for my daughter. 🙂
Although my girlie is getting a little tired of modeling for me (I have to pay in new books) I think she is genuinely pleased with the results.