I think I've got all the flower making out of my system now. Here's the last two necklaces I made. Again I followed the tutorials in the book The Artful Ribbon.
I've noticed lots of embellished t-shirts lately too. Lots of flowers, lace and ruffles. These four are from Anthropology. I love Anthropology but can't justify spending money their. They are a bit out of my price range. But they have some pretty stuff to look at and be inspired by.
This my attempt at creating my own flower embellished t-shirt. I bought two t-shirts of the same color, one in my size and the other in a large. I then created a template of circles. I cut the circles out of cardboard and used these to trace circles onto my large sized tshirt. After cutting out many circles in the three sizes I started to stack them together. I stacked one large, one medium and one small circle together. I then sewed these together in the middle. After having a bunch of these sewn together I started pinning them to the t-shirt. The key to getting them to look full is to clump your circles close together. The closer you sew these together the fuller it will be. Hopefully that makes sense. I really need to get better with taking pics of my work in process. I get so busy working I just forget.
Below are the circle sizes I used. Just click on the image to make larger and print these to use. It should print out at actual size.