Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Flip Flop Fun Shirt


I know that summer is rapidly coming to an end, but it isn't quite time to pack away our flip flops yet! I recently found this darling skirt for Peachy at a garage sale. My love for all things ric-rac and the price guaranteed that I would not be leaving the sale without the skirt.
A little bit of quick work with the seam ripper and the sequin shell was history. I also ended up taking it in a bit on the sides since it was a size bigger than what Peachy is wearing right now. Perfection!

Now to come up with a top to wear with the skirt. I happened to have this plain shirt from Target on hand. I knew I wanted to do some sort of applique on it. I also decided that it would be fun to change it up from your basic t-shirt style. To do this, I simply cut off the bottom and sleeve hems. I then zig-zagged the edges with a coordinating thread while gently pulling on the knit fabric.
As for the applique, I decided to do a reverse applique of a set of flip flops. If you haven't tried reverse applique, it is fun and easy. You end up cutting the top layer, in this case, the shirt. I like to use Heat and Bond lite with my image drawn on the paper. After adhering the Heat and Bond and cutting out the image, I iron the fabric onto the inside, face up. I like to sew around the image, this is why I use the lite Heat and Bond.
A cute, fun, and inexpensive outfit to finish off summer with a splash!

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Stephanie said...

That is such a cute shirt! It looks great with the skirt. What a great find! Cute girl too! I have a party going on over at my blog if you want to join! I'd love to have you! Check it out under the "Stache Party" page on my blog:

craftedbymama said...

love this shirt, I think I might make one my size though..

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