Thursday, July 12, 2012

T-Shirt Makeover

A while back I bought this soft sage green t-shirt on clearance at Eddie Bauer. Although I liked it plain, I thought it would look even better if I kicked it up a notch with some ribbon flower trim and buttons that I had on hand. (My blog buddy, Kimberly - a.k.a. Scrap-It-Girl - sent me the pretty pink floral ribbon trim a while back, and when I saw it I just KNEW it would make the perfect trim for this shirt!)

Using some coordinating pink embroidery floss, I carefully handstitched a strip of the ribbon flowers around the neckline of the t-shirt. I then sewed pearly looking buttons as the centers of the flowers and, TA-DAH!!, ended up with a cute summer tee that now looks like this:

Here's a close-up of the trim - so pretty!

I hope this post has inspired you to look through your stash of ribbons, trims and buttons to use as decorative elements to spiff up one of your plain 'ole t-shirts!
Have a TERRIFIC day!


  1. Thanks! I debated about whether or not to add green lace leaves, but decided that "less was more" with just the flowers and buttons. :)


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