5.27.2010

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:



12 comments:

  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

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

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

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

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    Ali

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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.

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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