Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Flower bouquet tank

Last year I came across this tutorial for a flower embellished tank from Ruffles and Stuff.  This immediately went into my "to do" file. I found a white tank at Target in the clearance section last year and I started making flowers. I  made a couple by the links in the tutorial and made some different. Given that I started this last year, I don't remember which ones I used. The rolled rosette is fairly common. I made a flower similar to this one for my shirt but used a button for  the center. I finally finished it today.

Instead of using strips of jersey knit for my flower stems,  I  used white ribbon. Here's a tip for you, learned the hard way by me- ribbon will not stretch with the knit and will ruffle. Oh well, I like the results anyway and I'm going to keep it since I don't have any jersey knit in white that matches.

Here's a close up of the flowers:

And another of the shirt:

Here's another altered tank you might like.

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make it wear it


  1. So pretty! I love the ribbon and flowers you used! Looks fabulous:)

  2. This is SO pretty! And I agree -- I like the ribbon the way it turned out!

  3. so pretty and feminine. Good job! Maria

  4. I'll be trying a spin on this top, for sure.

  5. This is a great redo! I have a shirt in my closet that is just begging for a makeover like this! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Your tank is to cute. I think I need one now.

    Jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.blogspot.com

  7. very cute and perfect for a summer project - could you post on my linky party? http://the4rsRamblings.blogspot.com

  8. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  9. This is so cute!! Love it! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I would LOVE if you would link this up to my Delicately Constructed Fridays Linky Party!!
    Thanks so much!
    Have a great weekend!

  10. I LOVE this!! I really love this! Its so pretty! Im going to add it to my list of things to make!

    I would love if you linked up to my party! make it for less mondays @ simply cadence


  11. That is so pretty good job girl. I found this project through TT&J linky party! Thank you for sharing. Come say hi! I love new followers.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  12. REALLY pretty! I'd love to wear this : )

  13. So cute! I'm visiting from Making the World Cuter.

    Have you washed this yet? I've been wanting to embelish some shirts but afraid of how they will wash.

    I'm a new follower!

  14. I'm in love with that tee! How darling!
    All Things Heart and Home

  15. Love your variety of flowers - cute!

  16. New follower!!
    This is GORGEOUS! I just made a "flower" tank for a friend of mine. I would love for you to come by and check it out over on my blog when you have time!

  17. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.


    Come strut your stuff.

    you can link your Etsy too!

  18. This is so gorgeous! I featured it as part of my link party wrap up. Feel free to grab a featured button from my side bar if you like!

  19. I found you on Simply Designing. Creative people like you inspire me so I decided to follow your blog. I definitely think the shirt has improved with your modifications! I hope you will follow me back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I can be found in facebook too http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and twitter @DeniseLillaRose If you like/follow me there I will do the same for you. When you stop by my blog, please check out my kind of fashion (hair jewelry).

  20. Completely LOVE this refashion! Having a quick Tank Refashion Party (inspired by Old Navy's sale this weekend) and would LOVE it if you linked up this awesome idea!

  21. This is beautiful! I love the different textured flowers in one color! I shared this post on my Friday Favorites today. Thank you for the project idea and have a beautiful weekend!

  22. Hi, friend! Happy 4th of July! I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  23. Your top is so pretty and I love your music. Very nice blog I will be back to check out some more of your post.

  24. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  25. Beautiful top. Your flowers are gorgeous.

  26. Lovely!

    Do visit me at:
    LeeAnne, Style N Season


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