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Monday, August 30, 2010

Refashion #7 Lace t-shirt and a giveaway!

On our recent Disneyland trip we stopped at an outlet mall in Nevada. I found this shirt at Charlotte-Russe for $3. While I bought two yellow shirts to make a tone on tone refashion (coming up later) I only bought one in this color so I could embellish it with something else. I began by cutting a 20 inch strip of lace from a bolt I had. I cut it in half lengthwise because it was pretty wide.

I used my sewing machine to stitch down the edge of the lace. I pulled the bottom thread and gathered the lace to create a flower. (It helps to wrap it around your finger).

I cut the second half of the lace in half again to make 2 smaller peices. One is scalloped, the other is straight, which creates two different flowers.

I used the same method to make 2 smaller flowers.

Next, I cut small strips of ribbon and folded them as shown above.

I hand sewed the flower and the ribbon to one side of the neckline of the shirt. (I didn't even glue!)

Ta da! It is a little "floofy" but I think it's cute.

I wore it with this fabulous gold flower necklace, but it slipped under the shirt for the picture so you can't see it. I am also wearing skinny jeans and gold flats. I think it makes a cute outfit.

Like the look but don't want to make the flowers yourself? Well, you are in luck! You have two ways to obtain a lace flower pin you can add to t-shirts, cardigans, scarves, etc.

#1 Win this flower.

Leave a comment below to enter. You MUST be (or become) a follower of Yellow Blackbird to win. Please leave an email address if it is not accessible in your profile. Only one entry per person please! The contest will be open for 1 week. Entries must be submitted by Monday night at 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be chosen on Tuesday, September 7th. The winner will have 24 hours to answer my email or another winner will be chosen. Good luck!

#2 Purchase this flower in my shop.
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Christina said...

So pretty!! I hope I win it!! I'm already thinking of the perfect shirt to use this on!!

the thrifty ba said...

adorable! i so need one!

Jennifer said...

Super cute!! Thanks for the opporutnity!


Denise said...

I hopped over from "It's so Very Cheri"(s) linky partay:) How AdOOORable! I'm your newest follower!
Happy MonTueday? {{{grin}}}

TRose said...

Love the lace flower. So cute!

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other-option said...

Such a cute idea- love the lace!
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

Carlie and Trent & Co. said...

Cute ideas Aubree. I wanted to ask you if you wanted me to make you a button for your blog. I have recently made a couple & it would take no time at all. You could even just design it & I'll get you code, if that is easier. I made mine 4x4 300dpi, then just used the thumbnail off Photobucket. :) Let me know! Carlie

Michelle L. said...

Love the t-shirt, the floofier the better. The white is so pretty on that color!

Amber said...

Very cute shirt! I do like the contrast of the lace with the tee.

daffy said...

Beautiful work!

zeshuregi said...

Its looking so smart...hmmmm

Seamingly Smitten said...

It really adds a punch of femininity to your shirt. I love it! I'm your newest follower

Melissa Potter said...

Very cute.

Justine said...

This is super pretty! I've been wanting to make one for myself, but I hope I won't have to if I can win this one =]

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Wander said...

So cute!! You're talented!
I'm following you!

Megan @ Polish The said...

Cute! You make it look so easy!

Jennifer, aka Pidjen said...

Following! :) Very cute idea!!

Chrissie said...

I love the lace!! Thanks for this post!


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