August 27, 2011

I love you with all of my HEARTS...shirt

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.  
You can use these 2 tutorials (here and here) for further details on how to do this. 
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...?

14 comments:

Grammy Goodwill said...

I can't sew but even if I could, I don't think I could have come up with using a too small shirt like that. It looks great. (Cute daughter, too.)

Jill said...

This shirt is just adorable! I've been wanting to try the sewing lines and cutting between for a while now! It looks fantastic on the hearts! Great job!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

how darling!!!! I would love you to link up at Tell me Tuesday!!!
thanks
ash

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love the idea of cutting in between the stitches! I was like "doh!"

Chef in Training said...

what a cute shirt! I love it!

I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com

Mariska said...

Love this and have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

Such a cute shirt! And your daughter seemed pretty happy to be wearing a unique creation. Great job!

Michelle said...

I love the sew a bunch of lines and cut in between technique! I am going to have to try this with a different shape for my boys! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

What a cute and sweet shirt! Thank you so much for linking your post up at Savvy HomeMade Monday!

Sewandthecity said...

Another gorgeous embellishment, thanks for the idea! My daughter would love this! What a beautiful girl you have!

Chef in Training said...

such a cute shirt! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again today with more great projects!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Danielle said...

I love the way you did the hearts. So cool! Thanks so much for linking up. I will be featuring you tomorrow. Just wanted you to know:>

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

LOVE this sweet shirt refashion!!! SO much cuter! And how many kids can go to school and say "my mom made my 1st day of school shirt." So special :)

Id LOVE for you to link this up to my new DIY fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays! We party until Monday, so you have plenty of time to link up! I hope to see you there :)

Kara
www.mineforthemaking.com

Mary Ellen said...

What a darling shirt!! I can see so many ways to use this technique!! THank you for sharing!

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