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Rosette Top

Added Jun 8, 2010

by artnest

Spa City, United...






Blogged HERE

My ‘See & Sew’ version cost me $5.00 – ($2.50 shirt material – the material was 50% off & I’m estimating $2.50 for scrap fabrics & eye hook closure) – Compare to the $65.00 price tag on Mod Cloth! I made my own pattern for the first time and I think it turned out very well.

I did use rayon material which was extremely ‘slippery’ and the biased neck & arm hole edges just about did me in (that’s why the flowers are on the opposite side of the original shirt…they are covering up a very wonky neckline). The shirt will definitely have to be dry cleaned but it is so soft, sweet and worth it!

The flowers are handmade rosettes and they took the bulk of my time. I made 2 or 3 every night while watching television. I made several different rosette styles to add to the mis-matched feel.

Material Notes

rayon, woven cotton, rosettes




Garment Type
Beach, Classic, Romantic, Victorian
Cotton, Rayon

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    Jun 12, 2010, 05.35 AMby ilovecandy

    how do u make the flowers??

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      Jun 14, 2010, 02.50 AMby artnest

      I seriously made it up as I went. I cut strips and starting winding them around one end (kind of like a cinnamon roll) – I would periodically stick a needle / thread through the center of the entire flower. Google ‘hand made rosettes’ and a lot of tutorials pop up! Hope this helps~

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    Jun 10, 2010, 10.21 AMby sophie11

    This is very gorgeous and designer!! Tell me, does your daughter like to wear it? Sometimes the little monkies (okay mine) get fussy about things stuck to them!!

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      Jun 10, 2010, 05.51 PMby artnest

      Ha! I had to peel off a stained superwoman t-shirt, sun visor and backwards flip flops+ bribe her with m&m’s to get her to pose for me.
      She hasn’t worn it for a ‘full day’ yet so I don’t know if she likes wearing it. It is really soft and cool so I think she will!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 02.23 PMby nettie

    This is so gorgeous! Great job!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 02.09 PMby wendy treseder

    I LOVE this, so quirky, cute and pretty.

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    Jun 8, 2010, 12.06 PMby sandoz18

    Very cute! Did you use interfacing behind the rosettes? If so, what weight?

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      Jun 8, 2010, 12.48 PMby artnest

      Hello! I did not use interfacing behind the rosettes but if I make another one I would use a very light weight interfacing. The rayon was so light and hard for me to work with (I’m usually work with woven cottons). Can you iron interfacing on rayon since you have to use a cool iron?
      As you can see, I just kind of ‘wing it’ when it comes to projects…

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    Jun 8, 2010, 03.48 AMby jdp136

    very cute!! great idea!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 03.37 AMby marloncosta

    Really cute! Really clever! The bunching of flowers make this shirt so fashionable and romantic! Perfect for a beautiful little girl like the model on the picture!

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      Jun 8, 2010, 12.45 PMby artnest

      Thank you! The ‘model’ is my daughter!

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