Gingerly Made: Heart of Gold Valentine's Shirt

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Heart of Gold Valentine's Shirt

Going through my closet I realized that I had WAY too many black shirts. I dress in simple neutrals; a lot. It's a fashion area I need to work on. But anyway, an extra plain black t-shirt was just what I needed to create a cute shiny Valentine's Day shirt.

I cut out a heart shape on paper first and then used that as a template to cut this gold sequined fabric. I had originally planned a sequined pencil skirt, but that was a project FAIL. So I used the extra on my t-shirt.

I pinned the heart in place and zig zag stitched around.

You could wear it with a cute skirt or do like me and just throw it one with any old ripped jeans.

**UPDATE: The sequins began to come off after a full day of wear and then really started to shed after a gentle washing. I still love this shirt, but maybe it would be better in a glittery or metallic fabric instead of sequins. Or maybe there's some secret to sequined fabric that I just don't know yet.** 

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  1. It's too bad it started to come undone - it's such a cute shirt!


  2. Oh sorry the sequins are coming off. I love the way it looks!

  3. It's pretty.

  4. I love it!!!! I have some sequin fabric from part of a dress I cut apart, but was afraid it would break my sewing machine needle. I did wonder if they would fall off, sorry yours are. Hum, no way to hot glue the edges or something? Pinned. Stop by

  5. This is beautiful! Thanks for the update. I bet it is still so pretty :)


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