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Thursday, April 1, 2010

I am obsessed with these flowers!

I learned how to make these little flowers from a tutorial from Sandi Henderson.  I have put
them on a headband and loved how they turned out.

For Christmas this past year, I got a tshirt as a gift from JCrew.  Well, it was from my sister in law, but she got it at JCrew.  ha ha.

As soon as I opened it I was in love and knew I had to try and make some more!!  I am on the verge of ending up with a closet full of these tshirts.

So here is JCrew's version.

Here is my version!

This is actually for my big girl to wear on Easter.  I found this little burnout tee at Old Navy.  I think it was on sale for around $7.  I bought a yard on chiffon at Hobby Lobby for about $3 and I had the tulle and button on hand already.   I am sure I did this for less than JCrew! 

I took a look at how mine was made.  The flowers are all handsewn to a piece of tulle and then the tulle is sewn to the shirt.  I went ahead and did it this way.  I made two, one for each of my girls and I took a tip I found in between.  I found a post on Tatertots and Jello, where Jen made throw pillows with yoyo's on them.  She gave a tip that you should attatch the yoyo's to one another before sewing them to the pillow.  I took this advice with the flowers and tried it on the second shirt.  I worked out much better! 

So now, I have all of these little lovely flowers that will soon be attatched to headbands for Sunday.

I did one with just the chiffon, one with tulle twisted in with it and one with a sparkly brad in the center.  One thing I've done that has made the flower making easier, is tying the fabric in a knot at the end and using that as your center starting point.

I will wait until Easter to show you the whole ensemble!  I'm excited how the outfits turned out. 

Have a Happy Easter!

I am linking up to

It's a Hodgepodge Friday

Tatertots and Jello's Weekend Wrap Up Party

Kojo Designs



Brassy Apple said...

hey thanks for stopping by my blog today!

aren't these flowers just the best? so hot and trendy right now! too fun!loved what you did with them! I have been making a few myself!

happy easter!

Ode to Motherhood said...

You did a great job! Your girl will look fabulous on Easter.

Wish I had a daughter.. to do girlie things!

Have a great Easter weekend! :)

Gay Vaughan said...

Andrea, you are one busy lady! Love the flowers and I know you girls will look precious on Easter Sunday. Thanks for coming by the party today!

Meg said...

Those are soooo cute! I bet your little girl is excited to wear that shirt. I have seen enough of these now, that I'm dying to try it out! Great job!

I would love if you stopped by my blog for a spring block give away!

Have a great weekend!

Tahereh said...

omg!!! i LOVE this!! i try to mess around with these kinds of crafty DIY projects too, but you did an awesome job!!

so cool!!

Anna Sophia said...

I am loving this! What a great way to dress up a plain old tee. I will be using this idea on my daughters tees for the summer. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

LOVE those! That turned out so pretty. I've been doing this too, and it's so fun to dress up something plain & make it girly, trendy & fun. :)


Bobbie said...

Those are adorable :) I would love for you to link up to check me out saturdays

Young Wife said...

How cute! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest.

Young Wife said...

How cute! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest.

anne said...

very cute, happy sits saturday sharefest!

Alyssa said...

I am in love with the tee shirt...both the J Crew and the Andrea Originals...I can't wait to see pics of the girls!!!!!

Don't know if this is way too hard for me, but I'm thinking about trying. Love it!

Hoppy Easter.

Jenny said...

Those look great!

Kristin said...

You did a fabulous job! SO cute!

Jenny said...

I have an award for you on my blog! Come and get it!
Happy Easter!

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

These are SO freaking cute! I love how they look on the shirt too! I've seen a couple of people do these, and thought they looked fun. I just might have to try it out on one of my craft nights!

myletterstoemily said...

adorable! your daughter's friends
are all going to want some!

Melinda Cornish said...

The headband and t shirt are just sweet as can be....very creative and pretty!!!!

Christina Lee said...

LOVE!!!!!!!!!! and rosettes are everywhere this season. Um... are you sure you're not going to start a side business right here and now? I'd buy one!!!

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

I just love them on that t-shirt! Just fantastic!

Melody said...

WOW! It looks beautiful!! Totally looks designer!! LOVE IT!


Jenny said...

Love those flowers. Your t-shirt is far cuter AND I saw these on a bag the other day running around the whole top rim and it was totally sweet, sweet, sweet!

You are super talented!

figgys said...

I love the white tee!
I need one for myself!

Working Mommy said...

I really love these little flowers...with the right fabric, they go great on anything - very nice idea!!