Monday, September 26, 2011

Temporary Ruffled Pumpkin Shirt Tutorial

Temporary Ruffled Pumpkin Shirt
Hello, FALL! To celebrate the first day of fall I decided to make my daughter a new pumpkin shirt that was 1.) TEMPORARY  2.) FREE.  Two very important elements for me.
My daughter is very picky about clothes (this is an understatement).  When she has a shirt that “fits” her I can not just go and put an applique on it for a holiday. Nope comfy clothes for Lawson are too rare!!! I have come up with a solution that is a win-win for us both.  Today I will show you how I did it with felt!
Supplies needed…
Pumpkin Supplies
Instructions how to make…
With your orange stripes or material put a gathering stitch in the middle.DSC_0266
Pull one thread to gather and create a ruffling effect. Circle gathers around and around to create a pumpkin shape.
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Pin gathered orange strip onto black felt.  DO NOT TRIM FELT!DSC_0268
Stitch the ruffles to felt sewing down the center again.DSC_0269
Cut two green pieces of material (I chose felt and jersey knit) for the stem and a leaf.DSC_0270
To give it a little more interest I sewed it down and made stitches to look like the lines on the stem  DSC_0271
I did the same for the leaf.
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Once everything is sewn down trim your black felt.  Leave approx. 1/8”DSC_0278

Position the applique where you so desire and with black thread and a sewing needle sew the applique down with  a simple running stitch. One that can easily be snipped and pulled.   DSC_0280
FINISHED!! Simple as that.  Now when the fall is over I can cut the black threads and my daughter will have a plain black shirt again.  Until then we have this…
Lawson tinted Picture
You might be wondering about washing.  I washed this shirt this weekend and it washed beautifully!!
Temporary and Free Fall shirt!!  Projects like this make me happy!!!
I am sharing this at these wonderful parties.

12 comments:

Jill said...

You are so talented and I love this shirt for Lawson!

Melissa said...

Very clever.

Sweet photo of your girl (today or tomorrow, I will share sewing - just a heads up because I haven't sewn in ages and I LOVE what I made). ;)

Tasha said...

That is darling!! I love it Maridith

Amy said...

That is totally adorable! And I love how it's just temporary too...you can save it and re-use next year. Which is especially great since kids outgrow their clothes sooo fast from one season to the next! Hope you'll link this to my pumpkin craft challenge; it would be a hit!

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-craft-challenge-4-pumpkins.html

andie jaye said...

i'm a new follower. saw info on your party at kissed by a frog. some cute links to check out! link up to you this week!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Really Cute! I would love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Aurie{OurGoodLife} said...

This is so clever! I love that it's simple and free :)

Jennifer said...

This is so cute! I wish I had a girl to make one for. Maybe for the nieces. :)
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

what a wonderful idea! I love it- I have boys- but I can do something similar without the ruffles (not nearly as cute)- maybe I'll make them for my goddaughters!

Rachel said...

Love it! I've never made my kids clothing for specific holidays before because it seemed like such a waste to only wear it for a few weeks. I'd never thought about making them removable - Genius! I'll be trying it for sure now.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

LeAnn-The Modest Homestead said...

I love this idea!! I'll be giving this a try for my girls!
LeAnn

Theophanie said...

What a great idea!

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