Summer is here and I suddenly have found I have time to enjoy being outside again, which means tank tops and summer clothes! I was browsing around Pintrest out of boredom and came across this blog Let’s Rock It. I have been wanting a shirt like this for a while and was excited when I saw it, but unfortunately my web browser would not translate the whole page, so I pretty much figured it out from pictures and small sentences provided. This is what I came up with. (Please ignore my many freckles, I’m a little embarrassed)
- T-shirt or dress (I used an old t-shirt)
- Sewing shears
- Sewing needle & thread matching fabric
Turn shirt inside out and lay on a flat surface. Mark where to cut to be so it comes out straight, a few inches down and about half the shirt wide depending on how big of a bow is desired.
Cut flap in shirt. Also, cut a small strip of fabric to use as a tie for later.
Starting at bottom center of flap (where the bow would start) loosely hand stitch to top of flap, leaving spaces between stitches.
Pull thread tight, this should create a bow look when fabric bunches. Wrap thread around flap in center of bow once, and push needle straight through from top to bottom of bow.
Cut a strip of fabric long enough to wrap around bow from fabric cut off of shirt earlier.
Hand stitch fabric strip to secure in place. (I’m messy with stitching sorry!)
Turn shirt right side out and admire your work!