Monday, April 29, 2013

Homemade Scallops

Dear Fashion Diary,









This Goodwill shirt didn't start out as a scalloped wonder! 
For whatever reason, when I bought this shirt I saw it as a scalloped shirt in  my head.
So I brought home yet another sewing project and decided to try it out! 
I took out the bottom hem of the shirt first,


Then I made my own pattern simply by tracing the circles from a cup
 and traced it onto a newspaper. Newspaper makes for 
great substitute pattern paper if you want to cut out something simple!


This was the hardest part. Hand stitching the tiny stitches to hem the scallops! 
Took forever but it was worth it :)


And voi-la!




What's next? My own scalloped skirt! Maybe one day..

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20 comments:

Adin B said...

Awe! Very clever. With the thrifty skill and creativity, one beautiful scalloped bottom shirt has created. Love it with that mint jeans. :)

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Wow! I love what you did with the blouse. Looks great!

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Maiken said...

oh, nice job with the top! you're definitely really good at those sewing projects ;) and how great is the colour of your pants. so bright and beautiful. I like it how you've combined it with those brown leather booties.

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

Dinah Gacon said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE the scalloped idea, you made that top look amazing. I need to learn how to create something so awesome to a simple blouse, kudos to you! You look great!

xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

Melodee said...

you are so cute! everything you make/sew/put together is just darling!!!

Kelly McLuckie said...

I'm keeping this outfit idea, but am blown away by your vision and skill (far beyond me). Thanks for sharing with WW!

Joanna Pease said...

I love this idea!! And the floral combination with mint looks great!

Joanna

coastalcloset.blogspot.com

Johanna V said...

Lovely look, that shirt look really nice with the scallops, it suits you well :) xo ♥

SincerelySammie said...

Mint pants and a scalloped top? Yes, please!

Sam M said...

That is awesome! Dang, now I'm going to be on the lookout for the perfect shirt to do this to.

Emma Frances said...

SO CUTE! Now I just need to figure out how to have an eye for what things can become instead of what they are because that shirt is AMAZING post-scallops!

aki! said...

Now there's a DIY I can do! Looks fantastic with the new edge.

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Iva Grbesic said...

You did a great job on the scallop detail. I'm all thumbs and I love a great pair of mint jeans.

Iva Grbesic said...

You did a great job on the scallop detail. I'm all thumbs and I love a great pair of mint jeans.

Marlen said...

that was SUCH an amazing idea! those scallops completely transformed the shirt, you're on crafty lady. and i really like how you paired it with the bright blue jeans- it's such a fun color scheme :)

xo Marlen
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Memos In Stilettos said...

How creative, love it! That would be great on a peplum too!

http://memosinstilettos.blogspot.ca

Sherry said...

That is so cool!! Love the scalloped top!! I so wish I could do this! Fantastic look!
xo~Sherry
thelifeofthepartyblog.com

Callie said...

Adorable everything! It's amazing what you did to that top - I love it. I'm thinking I'll have to try that sometime. =) You look absolutely gorgeous.
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Mikaela D said...

This is amazing!!! I'm in love! I'll have to keep an eye out for a shirt I can do this to!

http://brightlybeautifulblog.blogspot.com/