Sunday, August 15, 2010

Recreating An Outfit

I absolutely love emersonmade!!! And if  I could afford it I would buy so many things, but I can't.. so I decided to improvise and  I plan to recreate some of my favorite outfits from their website. Here is the first one I decided to conquer. I don't know if they sell the pants and shirt but their dandy flower is $38.00 and mine was $1.00. It was so easy to make.I have made two flowers. The last one I made was ten times easier and I think I like it more cause its flatter and isn't so bulky. Materials: Preferred color of felt, thread, needle, scissors (preferably fabric ones), pins for the back of the flower, fabric glue.
Trace about three or four different size circles....
I had to draw where I was going to cut because the first time I didn't and it didn't turn out so great....
After I was done cutting I cut a tiny piece of fabric off between each cut....
Then I sewed on the pin on the biggest circle...glued all the layers together and this was my result...
Third flower will be a charm because I like this way of making the flower better, but I want to use linen because it will be a little bit floppier. Sadly the store I went to they didn't have yellow linen.
Here is the first flower I made...
I didn't take picture of the process cause I used a tutorial I found online, but now I can't find it...sorry. With this I cut a long piece of fabric about 3 1/2 inches wide and like 3 feet long. I cut it like this... _|_|_|_|_ ( haha if that makes sense). Then when it was all cut I ran a piece of thread, not very tightly through the strip of fabric that we didn't cut into going in and out etc. . Then I tightened the fabric so it kind of rolled up. Put a piece of felt on the back with fabric glue and sewed on a pin. This one is cute from the front but it doesn't lay very good when you have it on your shirt.
If you are interested in making one and have questions don't hesitate to ask.  
Have Fun!!

3 comments:

Becky Rust said...

you're so crafty and i love it! can we hang out a lot when you guys get all settled into utah so i can learn some of your tricks?!?

Derek and Lisa said...

First of all--you are so cute! :) Second---I LOVE the flowers-you did an awesome job!!

{Kim} said...

This looks awesome! So where did you buy your stripped shirt?