I love the catalog Chasing Fireflies, just not the prices! I saw a tulle heart shirt in their recent catalog and thought it would be so cute for Sassyfras. I decided to make my own and save a few dollars.
Washed and ironed cotton t-shirt (about $6.00)
hot pink tulle trim ($2.50 with coupon)
white tulle trim ($2.50 with coupon)
Unique Stitch ($3.00 with coupon)
Needle and thread
I purchased one yard of each trim, but only used just over a half yard of each. I found it at Joanne's Fabric and used a coupon. The t-shirt came from Target. I found the Unique Stitch, a fabric glue, at AC Moore and used a coupon too. In the end, I figure I spent less than $14 on this shirt.
I started by washing and ironing the t-shirt. Then, I folded it in half and ironed the seam so I could mark the center of the shirt.
Before doing anything permanent, I played around with placing trim. I started with the center top of the heart with the white tulle and worked my way around clockwise pinning as I went. This was very helpful because I was off center the first time around. I was able to correct the placement before it was too late, so don't skip this step!
Once I was happy with how to place the trim, I started gluing it to the shirt, taking care not to glue the fluffy part of the trim. I pinned as I went and it held it well. I think it would be sufficient to not do any sewing if the wear wouldn't be too much. However, Sassyfras saw me working on the shirt and fell in love with it. I decided that I'd better do a little stitching just in case!
Chasing Fireflies pairs their shirt with an adorable red tulle skirt, but my Sassyfras is a jeans girl. I think it looks really cute with jeans!
I had one reader kindly ask about the tulle trim as they were concerened it didn't look like tulle and didn't want to purchase the wrong thing. I decided to take a close-up picture of what I used. The roll was labeled tulle trim, and I guess it really looks more like a tulle base with a guazy like fabric on top.
Linking to: Made by You Monday, ABC and 123, Not Just A Housewife, Sugar Bee Crafts, Wow Me Wednesday, Blue Cricket Design, Oopsey Daisy, Fireflies and Jellybeans, A Crafty Soiree, TGIF, For the Kids Friday, Design Dazzle, Fun Stuff Friday, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Tatertots and Jello