Monday, September 13, 2010

Yes, I made this shirt.

& I did it for $1.50 + one of Bryce's old t-shirts.


Can I first say how much I LOVE sewing? It's so easy & it is seriously a stress reliever for me. I love the feeling of creating something all on my own.

I need to give 2 shout outs quickly:
1: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to my amazing in-laws Mitch & Colleen Bailey. It is thanks to them that I have my sewing machine, & boy is she a beaut. They gave me the machine as a graduation gift, (wow, I know!) & I don't think I will ever sew a single thing without thinking of them, & feeling so blessed to have such awesome family!
2: THANK YOU sisters 4! (Check them out on my sidebar) For the awesome idea! I love your blog you totally inspire me! (Especailly you Soph!!) Keep up the posts I want to learn EVERYTHING!

So how i did it was I took a plain white t-shirt, and I cut out the neckline how I wanted it, & cut them cuff off the sleeves. Then for a pattern I took a t-shirt of mine that fit me nicely & laid it on top of my t-shirt, then i cut around it leaving about a half inch extra for the hem. Then I sewed up the sides. After that I cut about a million double layered circles of various sizes out of one of Bryce's old t-shirts. Then I pinned them on my shirt where I wanted them. After that I sewed all the circles on using a med. sized zig zag. (This part took forever.) I loved this project, so easy! (& time consuming I will admit, but still easy!) I got so many compliments when I wore it to work & I loved saying, "oh this? I made this!"

Now go make yours!!

15 comments :

Laur and Jeff said...

Super, SUPER cute Jess! I'm so impressed! :)

Amelia said...

Cuuuuuuuute!

sarah jane said...

love love love love it so jealous!

Jessica Madsen said...

You are cute. The shirt is cute. and the two of them together is SO cute! Good job! And I love that you think of Mitch and Colleen everytime you sew. That`s sweet, and the way it should be!

Sophia said...

This turned out AMAZING! Great work! Do you mind if I show you off on the blog???
Sisters4saymoreismore.blogspot.com

jessandbryce said...

Haha of course not! I can't wait to try more cute projects!!!

Matt and Melissa said...

Look at you go! That is such an awesome idea. Keep the inspiration coming :)

Julie Ann said...
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Julie Ann said...

I'm impressed but your beautiful face makes the shirt look even better! :)

sisters4saymoreismore said...

great job!!!! i love how you went all the way around... such a nice touch!

~selina

A-Train said...

SOOO CUTE!!!
ps. Thanks for following my blog I feel like no one does! Haha miss you!

Emily Kathleen said...

I am so happy I found YOUR blog! And could you please give me sewing lessons. I realized I need to bling up those pillows I made and I wish I had the knack you do. Miss you and Bryce - give him a huge hug for me.

B and B said...

This is so dang cute, Jess! I'm glad you think it's easy because it doesn't look easy!

sisters4saymoreismore said...

totally featured you! go check it out!

~selina

Tanner and Danielle said...

Cute girl, way freaking cute!

I wanted to drop in and tell you how good it was to see you yesterday. I mean, seriously it was so so much fun. I just love you Jess you are just the sweetest girl in the world and I miss living together. Even though living with out hubbys is mucho great I do miss our little girl times more than anything! You are so genine and sweet and you are an inspiration to be a better person to me. Call me asap.. we need a date night