Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Two of My Embellished Tee Shirts

Here are pictures of two tee shirts I have embellished over the years. A friend from the Quilt Art list was asking for suggestions on embellishing some plain shirts she had. I, of course, chimed in about these. I have done more shirts but these are the only two I have kept for myself.

The blue one with the thistle applique is over eight years old and has been WORN A LOT. Which means, it has also been washed a lot. It has held up really well in my opinion. It was done with fusible applique and then the applique was satin stitched in place.

The brown tee was done last year. It's a Vintage Style from Joann Fabrics. The lace was knitted from a vintage Berroco cotton ribbon yarn (left over from the stock of my Mum's store, By Hand in Philly) and then hand stitched to the neck and sleeves of the tee. It has also been worn and washed a lot.


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Love the thistle....I have Scottish/Irish blood.....leads to my calm and centered demeanor.

Corvus said...

The thistle looks like quite the complicated applique to attach. I wrote a series of posts on embellishing clothing a while back, but ran out of ideas- I might have to explore the "embellish with crochet" thing a bit.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Both very nice! Thanks for sharing.

SleepyEyes said...

Those are really lovely t-shirts!