Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Saint Patrick Day Shirt Two


I FINALLY finished Princess’ Saint Patrick Day Shirt and I must say it was a much bigger headache then it was worth.  Overall, I am still happy with how the shirt turned out and I now know what NOT to do.  I’m sure I could now replicate this style much easier next time, needless to say there will be NO tutorial for this one but I will give a few explanations on how the shirt actually came together as it once was an adult small Hanes t-shirt and now it fits my size 10 wearing daughter perfectly with just a few alterations.


Being that it was an adult shirt it was to long on Princess I put it on her and marked where it hit her waist and then I cut the fabric.  I then revamped the bottom piece and reattached it so that it gave that fun gathered look on the bottom. After that I adjusted the sleeves so that the top would fit the properly and cut the collar off.  What I should have done was adjusted the sleeves first and then reattached the bottom, this one little misstep literally cost me hours of time and I nearly threw the whole project out the window. 


I then wrote the word lucky and sewed over it a few times with my sewing machine and I put a new trimming around the color and sleeves.


I originally wanted to sew a bunch of flowers on the upper part of the arm but time got the better of me and I just did one rosette and made a penny button to use as the center, I did make sure that the penny I used was the year of her birth 2001, it is the little details that I think really matter. Also, instead of sewing the rosette on I made it attach like a pin so it will make washing the shirt a tad bit easier.

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Princess did not like the sleeves but I really liked that puffy look that they feature.  Yes, I am the evil mother who makes her girls go outside in 30 degree weather to get a shot of them wearing their shirts.  Kitty Kat was thrilled but Princess wouldn’t give me more than one picture.

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  1. Found you on the link party. Nice job! Happy St. Patrick's Day! New to the blogger world, would love for you to follow me! :)

  2. Very cute! Love the little rosette with the penny! Thanks so much for linking up!


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