I found this shirt a while back at the Good Will store. I knew it had potential, but it has been sitting in my closet since the day I brought it home. It was a super long shirt, and since I am only 5 feet tall, that was a problem for me.
I saw this really neat tutorial here about how to make a petal tee, and thought I would give it a try.
The first thing I did was cut 7.25 inches off of the shirt (I told you it was long).
The shirt is knit, so I did not hem around the bottom. I kind of like the rolled up look that it gets.
Next I cut out two patterns for my petals, one big and one small. I used the bottom of the shirt (the part that I cut off) and cut my petals out of that.
Once I had them all cut out, I pinned them in place. After rearranging a couple of times I was finally happy with the look of the shirt, so I started sewing.
To start with I only sewed the tops of the petals, but since it is knit material the petals began to roll up. I went back and sewed the bottoms of the petals as well.
I really like the way the shirt turned out, it is definitely an improvement over what it looked like in the beginning.
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