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

27 comments:

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

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

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  3. so pretty and feminine. Good job! Maria

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

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  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!

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

    Jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.blogspot.com

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

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  8. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  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!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  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

    www.simplycadence.blogspot.com

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  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
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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

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  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!

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

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  15. Love your variety of flowers - cute!

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  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!
    Jenni
    www.kissedbyfrog.blogspot.com

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

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

    Come strut your stuff.

    you can link your Etsy too!

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  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!

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  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).

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  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!
    http://itstoilegood.blogspot.com/2011/06/2-tanks-mean-tank-refashions.html

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  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!

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  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 :)

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  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.

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

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  25. Beautiful top. Your flowers are gorgeous.

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  26. Lovely!

    Do visit me at:
    LeeAnne, Style N Season
    http://stylenseason.blogspot.com

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