Friday, July 23, 2010

Mamas new hippie shirt.


My pea green sheet/ hippie shirt is done! I like the shirt, but I don't love the picture. One of these days I'm going to get to post just one picture of me that I like. Why didn't Ben tell me to pull that big wrinkle across the front down? Oh well. Moving on. Some of you asked what pattern I used, sorry, I should have mentioned that before but I thought you would probably recognise it. If you missed it just look HERE for all of the details.


This was such a fun project. I started out with all of the shapes and I just played around with them until they looked right. Then I just pinned them down and started working a blanket stitch around each one. I used size 10 crochet thread instead of embroidery floss to get a more chunky, messy look.


I worked feather stitching all the way around the neck, and then I added a lazy daisy at the center back.



In the end the shirt cost me just a few cents. The sheet was free, the applique fabric was free, and the buttons I got in an old jar full of buttons from a yard sale for just a couple of bucks. Not bad. I keep thinking that it might have looked better if I had just used brown crochet thread around the leaves and stems....I don't know. I like it the way it is now fine, I'm just wondering. Maybe I should do a skirt out of the same sheet and try an all brown applique. So, what do you think? Is a pea green hippie shirt better than a pea green sheet?!

7 comments:

Lesley said...

I think it is very pretty!

Alisa said...

I like it! It's definately better than the sheet. I love the embroidery.

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

It's so very cute! Love the embroidery!

KarenH said...

So cute and much better than being left as a sheet!

Dawn said...

Love it!!!

Cori @ Cheap Dresses said...

Wonderful colors! It's nice.

Rhadonda said...

I think it is awesome! Way to repurpose. You are so creative.