Red Petal T

Red T Detail

My t-shirt is almost ready: it just needs a few more petals. It’s comfortable and the pattern is modeled after one of my favorite shirts. The stitching is a bit rough, one where I don’t concentrate that much on what I stitch, but that I stitch and it worked well. It’s my “beginning of summer shirt” and ready to be worn.

There was a tool advertisement on the back and someone suggested to place a good ‘ole heart to cover it…so that’s exactly what I did. The advertisement was so large that it needed 2 hearts, which was fine with me:
Red T Detail

I have two more of these “petal” shirts. The black one in this post is my favorite.  If I’m not in the mood for stitching an entire project, I’ll choose some jersey bits in a complementary (or matching) color, cut out some heart/leaf shapes and attach them like this to the neckline of an otherwise boring t-shirt:

Red T Petals

Summer is here and it’s time to slow down. A hammock project seems appropriate….with a cool drink…
And I think I have an interesting idea…

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  1. Rowena says:

    What a wonderful shirt. I have a whole mess of old tshirts saved up for projects… not sure what I'm going to do with them, but I really want to do something. This project, maybe some kids things. Oh so much to stitch.

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  3. Lynn D. says:

    Lovely. How did you finish the bottom of the shirt and how did you cut out the hearts and flowers?

  4. annekata says:

    Hi Lynn,
    I was thinking of finishing the bottom and decided to leave it unfinished for the moment (as jersey doesn't fray). I cut everything pretty much freehand (making sure there's enough material at hand). That's why 2 hearts were needed to cover the advertisement, because I didn't measure properly…

  5. Sorka says:

    Squeee! The hearts look great! glad I mentioned it.. the whole tee looks great. I am going to finish a hand sewn skirt this week, and am hoping to do a simple remake of a maroon long sleeve shirt to go with it, and work more on the shirt later with tone on tone reverse applique.yeah for summer shirt remakes!

  6. Sharon says:

    i love it….and the dark blue (?) stitching looks perfect!

  7. annekata says:

    @Sorka: The hearts really worked out well, thanks so much for the suggestion! I'd love to see your skirt!

    @Sharon: How is your shirt coming along?

  8. lurban says:

    I love that you work this out as you go. It looks fab.

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