Circle flower rose tutorial on a t-shirt dress refashion

This morning during my 5:30 (yes, a.m.) workout class my instructor informed us she would be moving this summer to London. Her daughter is also good friends with my daughter, so when I saw this t-shirt at Wal-Mart today (for $3 no less!), I snagged it and decided to make a dress for little Miss Molly. I thought it needed a little more snazzy touch, so I decided to make some circle flowers to embellish it a bit. Here's how to make them.

You will need several different fabrics (jersey and cotton work best). This project is perfect for those leftover scraps in your scrap bin. I start by finding a circle I can trace, then trace it onto my fabric. I use a sharpie so I can see it (even on black fabric) and just make sure I cut inside the lines.
I made three flowers, you will need about a dozen circles for each one. I like using coordinating colors.

If you notice, the middle 3 circles are smaller, just cut free hand smaller and smaller to get the size you want. After this gets washed, the edges will start to curl and add dimension.

Decide how you want to place them. In this case, I sewed them onto my dress. You could make just one and attach it to a hair clip or even a pin to make it removable.

Then I sewed each flower individually like I would a button, and then placed it on the shirt to sew it down on the shirt.

The t-shirt dress refashion tutorial can be found here


Andrea said...

Super cute!

Andrea @

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

Very cute! :)

Stacey said...

That turned out great. What a good way to make it cuter! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Fab shirt and great tutorial! Thanks for joining the Craftaholics Anonymous Support Group! I had fun stopping by and checking out your craftiness!

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