Sunday, June 24, 2012


   Ok, don't laugh at my amateur sewing job.  I am well aware that I have tons of learning to do in that department. I think it turned out way better in my mind. I should probably take a class sometime.Well, on to the project.

  I took this thrift store shirt and made some alterations. 

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First I chopped off the sleeves and made the shirt a little more fitted. 

Then I added crochet, of course. This is an applique that I wrote about in another blog post. I just pinned it where I liked then hand sewed it in place. 

I carefully cut out the fabric from behind the crochet.

This shirt is for my daughter, so instead of leaving the open back, I added a contrasting color to the inside. Conveniently, I had a sample swatch of stretch cotton jersey in the exact size that I needed. Not the prettiest stitches, but they do the job. I had to make sure to stay behind the crochet so the stitches weren't visible on the other side. 

And the final piece. 
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Jocelin Thomas said...

It came out great. Did you make the crochet piece yourself?

daperfectmix said...

Thanks! Yes, I made the crochet piece. It's a free pattern that I found on called Triangle Pineapple Shawl by Maria Merlino.

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! I had never thought to crochet something and hand sew it on! I bet your daughter loved this!

Mimi said...

Very nice! For me, showing skin through the crochet seems fine, esp. for summer fashion ;)

lovestitch said...

Woo-hoo, fantastic job! This way you don't have to buy new clothes, just take an old one out and do the re-fashion! :)

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