One of the things that I busied myself with was altering t-shirts for each of the sisters. I really only wanted to make shirts for the visiting sisters but begrudgingly made one for everyone so that they could each have a memento of their time together. I have wanted to mess around with some shirts for a while now and even got a few for me to have personally, but I didn’t want to just go for it on my own shirts so I began with a simple white tee that I had in my “to alter” pile and began the process while I was watching a movie. I cut, gathered and stitched everything by hand for my first try with this tee
I loved how it turned out and decided that my best path to crafting the shirts was to just go for it and let my creativity take over. I sat down to complete them one afternoon but the power choose not to cooperate (I decided for the sister’s shirts I would do a combination of hand stitching and machine stitching depending on what exactly I was doing with each shirt.)
Mommy and I got a great deal on these shirts when we found them on sale at Michael’s in early June. I picked out specific shirts for each sister choosing colors that I thought would look good on them or that I knew they would really like.
Here is a photo of all of the shirts getting ready to be delivered to the sisters.
One of the sisters is a little more subdued so I made the blue one with the rolled roses and smaller ruffle for her. The other sisters are a little more outrageous so the colors and adornments got a little crazier, more fun, etc.
I did a little extra altering on Mommy’s shirt because she has lost a lot of weight and I like to make sure she is styled well.
I’ll share my shirts once I finish them.