Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Guest Blogger: T-Shirt + Legging Makeover by Tea Rose Home

Our guest blogger today is an expert on fabric. She always has the most amazing sewing projects - particularly clothing. I'm talking about Sachiko from Tea Rose Home. I LOVE her blog!!! She is going to share a T-shirt and legging makeover with us today. I'm all over it and will be doing this very soon. Take it away Sachiko!


Hi, I am Sachiko from over at Tea Rose Home! I am so excited to be here today, thank you for the opportunity! On my blog, I share my sewing, crafting, and clothes repurposing projects. Every now and then I host giveaways too. Please come visit me sometime. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this tutorial.

My little girl used to wear a t-shirt and leggings like this... but the leggings are too tight now, and the t-shirt works ok for now, but by next summer, it will be too small for her. I decided to combine them together, and make something for this fall & winter. Here are the steps that I followed...

1. I used one of her 5T t-shirts as a sample to measure how long I needed for the sleeves and made the cut.

2. The legging was wider than the opening of the sleeves of the shirt. I had to sew the side of the sleeves to match the opening of the shirt.

3. Pin the long sleeve to the t-shirt. Sew, Turn.

4. I wanted to make a hat with the leftover fabric, but my little girl strongly resisted and said "I don't want to wear my butt!"...so, I decided to accessorize the shirt.

5. Cut 3 - 1" X 7" strips. Using the largest setting for stitches sew in the middle of the strips. Pull one thread to make ruffles.

6. Sew a ruffle in the middle of the t-shirt. Repeat the process and add ruffles on the both sides. I added decorative trims between the ruffles.


We did a photo shoot in the nice sunny fall weather. She loved the shirt (she didn't have to wear her butt, so that made her even happier), the shirt was perfect. :)

14 comments:

  1. I have a millions shirts that I can do this with! genius!!!! THANKYOU!!!

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  2. I love the hat idea. I might just not have to tell my little girl where the fabric came from:> Thanks for the tutorial

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  3. I am LOL at "wear my butt"

    can't say I blame her!

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  4. LOVE it!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-embellished-layered-tee-from-a-t-shirt-and-leggings/2010/11/03/

    --Anne

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  5. Love it- especially the little bow.

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  6. What a fantastic poroject!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. What a fantastic makeover this is, you are so very creative.

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  8. Love Sachiko's Blog! She has inspired me with SEVERAL of her ideas! This is a darling little makeover...maybe I can pull it off for a 'big girl' version ;-)

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  9. I wouldn't want to wear my butt either! It's a good thing she didn't, look where it led you- A darling upcycle!

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  10. These are great tees! I love T-Shirts. The first one on the list seems like it works only with a specific look but very creative anyway.I love all of them, I laughed quite a bit reading them.

    design t shirts

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  11. These are great tees! I love T-Shirts. The first one on the list seems like it works only with a specific look but very creative anyway.I love all of them, I laughed quite a bit reading them.

    cool sweatshirts

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  12. try this latest design of flashing equalizer t shirts at http://www.waveban.net

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