I made this shirt for my 3rd grader on her first day of school.
It matched nicely with the Charming Rose Hair Clip I made for her.
Our town Wal-Mart was in renovation mode this summer so I bought several shirts for a buck a piece.
I used two of those shirts to make this one for Sam; the solid one fit and the flowered one was a size 5 (way too small for Sam). It didn't matter since I knew I would use it somehow.
I cut up the flowered shirt...
and cut out as many hearts as I could.
I pinned them onto the solid pink shirt...
and went to town sewing across each heart with contrasting thread. I didn't bother stopping when I came to the edge of a heart; I just kept sewing. I made sure to back stitch each line before and after the stitch.
I like the rawness of the look.
It didn't matter if the stitches were kinda wonky or uneven...
I even added hearts to the back of the shirt.
Then I cut in-between the stitches.
To the sleeves I added the ruffle that was on the neckline of the flowered shirt.
I just cut it in two pieces and sewed them on.
It just seems to complete the look of the shirt.
And so off Sam went to be a 3rd grader,
heart shirt and all.
I'm glad that she's never too big to be Daddy's girl...
doesn't this picture just melt your heart...?