Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Repurpose: Adult Cami into Girls Petal Shirt

Here is my sweet little daughter.  Can you tell she likes to dress up?  Recently she wanted a pink shirt.  Her favorite color is pink.  I didn't have any pink material, but I did have a pink cami that I didn't wear any more, so I decided to make it into a shirt for her.

This is my entry for Round 2 of So You Think You Can Sew.  Voting begins on Wednesday, so please stop by and  vote for my Petal Shirt!  Thanks!



Here are the instructions:
I hope that they are easy enough to understand.  I forgot to take pictures of a few of the steps.


I took a shirt that she had and used it to cut out the right size.  I positioned it on the bottom corner of the cami.  And I only cut one side.  I wanted to use the other side as a seam that I didn't have to sew.


Here is what the shirt looked like after I cut it to her size. I sewed the side edges and top edges together, right sides together.


I used the neck line of the cami to make the sleeves, the front neckline for one sleeve and the back neckline for another sleeve. 


I sewed the sleeve onto the shirt.  Instead of gathering the sleeve, I gathered the neckline of the shirt and hand sewed it.  It only took a few minutes.


Now this is the remaining part of the shirt that I had lying around. I used this part for two different purposes: the ruffle on the bottom of the shirt and the petals on the collar.


I cut the fabric into circles.  They don't have to be exactly, just roughly the same shape.


The I folded the circles twice.  Making this shape:


Then I pinned the "petals" onto the front part of the collar and sewed them on.


As you can see, I left the collar of the shirt unhemmed.  I didn't see a reason to hem it because it won't fray at all.


Now I used the original hem that the cami had for the shirt, but I wanted the shirt to look a little bit more dainty, so I decided to add a ruffle at the bottom. I used the rest of the shirt to cut about a 2 inch wide piece (I forgot to measure how long it was, sorry) and I sewed it onto the bottom of the shirt.  I didn't gather the ruffle.  I stretched the original shirt hem as I sewed on the ruffle part and this is the look that it created!

 

She loves her new shirt!  And the best part is, it didn't cost me a dime!


It's been chilly here lately, so she wears a little cardigan with it.



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39 comments:

kirstin & jordan said...

Love it- you did a great job! :)

Brooke Kenny said...

I love your Tutorial!! It turned out super cute!!!!

Kim said...

Very cute, love a good refashion! Going to go vote for you now! Would love for you to link up to Trendy Tots at http://areal-lifehousewife.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-she-wore-wednesday-trendy-tots_11.html

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

What a great project! Won't you consider sharing it with my readers at sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/01/architectural-salvage-jewelry.html. Thanks! Happy New Year!

ingrid said...

This is so clever and completely adorable. Well done!

Katie@a mom, a wife, and a me said...

So cute!! And she is freakin adorable to boot!!

The Mighty Miners said...

soo cute! love it

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This looks so lovely - I've got to get into refashioning! Good luck!

Jaime Hunsaker said...

Awesome job...

Jaime Hunsaker said...

Awesome job....

Pam said...

So sweet...

Ruth said...

The shirt is so sweet. She is a cutie!! Great job!! Good luck with the contest.
Ruth

Sarah said...

This is too cute! I am pinning this one for sure!

Lindsi B said...

This is great! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-6.html

I totally pinned this!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

This is a great shirt. Good luck. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

Melanie
www.bearrabbitbear.com

Michele Alger said...

Not only is the shirt adorable, it helps to have a DARLING model. GREAT JOB! ;)

Bri said...

this is really cool!! reusing all the already sewn edges is brilliant!

MiaB said...

WOW!!! You did a great job...Good luck!!! I'm your newest follower and would really love it if you could share this here-

http://www.mamamiasheart2heart.com/2012/01/sharing-saturday.html

Thanks so much and have a great weekend!!!

~MiaB

Melissa @ twolittleredbobbins said...

Gorgeous!

Heather said...

this is very cool. I would fail to attempt something like this.

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

Aren't you talented!! It turned out great & your daughter is adorable!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
Beth =-)

Jill said...

Great refashion - making a lovely cute shirt! Hopefully I'm in time to vote for this one!! :)

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

Double D said...

I seriously adore this! And your daughter is just too cute!

Double D said...

How adorable is this? And your daughter is super cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lindsay said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2012/01/show-share-22-features.html

Splendid Little Stars said...

It's so cute and your daughter wearing it is even cuter!

Here from Artful Rising

Splendid Little Stars

raising4princesses said...

love it love it love it! So feminine and precious. Exactly what little girls need more of. Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks so much for linking up last week to T' Time. The party started last night if you want to come again! Here's the link if you're interested. http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2012/01/t-time-54-and-link-party.html Have a lovely day, Maria

Ruby Jean said...

Oh didn't that come out ADORABLE... SO very Precious!!!
http://shoprubyjean.com/2012/01/sew-crafty-tuesday-6-and-giveaway/

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, this is super cute and you are very talented! And you have an adorable little model there! Thanks so much for linking up!

Cassandra said...

So sweet! Thanks for sharing! I love a good refashion!!!

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

oh my goodness I NEED a little gal so I can sew sweet things JUST like this! Thank you SO much for sharing and inspiring me :o) and what a sweetie!!!! :o)
Jaime from crafty scrappy happy
{and thank you SO much for linking up!!!}

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

awhhhhhh I just left you a nice long message and I don't think that it worked.... but awahhhhh I LOVE the shirt and I love the little sweetie that is wearing it! Thank you SO much for sharing and for the inspiration!!!
Jaime from crafty scrappy happy
{and thank you for linking up!!}

MiaB said...

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us over at Sharing Saturday :) Hope you have a great week. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

~MiaB
www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

Christine said...

OMG!!! Wanna make my daughters a few of them? hehe I just love it! I voted for you :)

Check out my blog too:
http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/

Six Sisters said...

Very very cute! Thank you so much for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back to share more ideas with us next Saturday. -The Sisters

Holly Lefevre said...

Absolutely adorable! The model and the shirt! So featuring this tomorrow on Tickled Pink!

h. rae said...

Oh, wow! Just too cute! The clothes AND your little model!

Natasha said...

Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday
Hope to see you there again tomorrow
http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/2012/01/serenity-saturday-22.html

Natasha xx

Megan Hellrung said...

This post was featured at Some Good Stuff ! Be sure to grab a button to show off how great your refashion is !

Megan @ Some Good Stuff
http://some-good-times.blogspot.com/2012/01/some-good-stuff-4.html

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