Inspiration Anthro : Tutorial Tissue Three Roses Top

Here is the complete tutorial on how to make the Tissue Three Roses Top from J Crew.

1 - Using your tailors chalk roughly sketch on your tshirt the placement of your three roses and zigzigs.

2 - Cut about 8 - 16" x 1" strips of fabric out of your knit (I used an old black shirt).

3 - Starting in the center of one of your roses, tack one end of a strip in place in the middle of of the fabric. Continue to wrap the strip in a circular fashion and stitching it in place in the middle of the strip. (the strip will then fold in half giving more bulk to your rose.)

4 - When one strip is used up, simply add another where it stops and keep wrapping and sewing. This is not an exact science and will look a little messy - this is part of the shirt - it should look a little rough.
* I found it very helpful to keep my needle in the down position so that every time I stopped sewing I could just lift the presserfoot and pivot easily - which you will be doing a ton of.

5 - Once one rose is complete continue with the other two roses.

6 - To make the zigzazs on the lower portion of the top, cut a bunch of 1/2" strips in varying lengths.

7 - Take one strip and place it on the top where desired - folding and zigzagging it. Stitch around all edges roughly. Continue to cut more strips and sew down until desired result.

8 - Thread a hand sewing needle with coordinating thread. Hand sew small clusters of beads on the shirt in various places.

9 - Add a few more strips of fabric and a few clusters of beads to the right hip of your shirt.

Finished shirt:


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [28 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Great tute! I so have been meaning to makeover my tees like this.

  3. Amazing! Can't wait to try this.

  4. Love Love Love! Love this, love this blog.

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  5. Oh how pretty! And I love it in black, the texture is fabulous. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

  6. It's SO Pretty! I'd love to try it in a deep deep blue.

  7. Love this, and plan to try it out soon! Great job!!

  8. Anonymous6.6.10

    where do you find the great tissue T's without forking our the cost on a real J.Crew (blank) T ? Very cute pattern you have created.

  9. This is so cute! I must try it!

  10. Um, you're amazing. And an inspiration.

  11. love it! Can't wait to try..