I probably won’t be able to post all of these because the contest is only open until the 10th of August.
But I’ll do my best!

Myself and 9 other DIY bloggers were selected to compete in Style Sample Magazine and New York Design Shop’s Create Couture Challenge.

We were all sent the same box packed to the gills with trims, studs, and flowers, and were asked to make “one or more projects.”  I made 12!

The leftovers.

I used almost the entire contents of the box, hoping to create as many different projects as possible that could appeal to a wide range of ages and styles, as well as making the projects as simple as possible (so anyone could replicate them) and using as few outside materials as possible, in order to truly showcase New York Design Shop’s products.  But I wanted my finished creations to be durable, wearable, and look polished – and be pieces that could potentially stand up to scrutiny in any retail store.

So here’s the first of my projects:

Petal-Front Top

You Need:

*White Rose Pin (petals only)
*Cream Rose Pin (petals only)

Additional Tools/Materials:
*fabric glue

[prep: wash and dry shirt to remove sizing and chemicals]

How to:

1. Pull apart Rose Pins, and separate into petal pieces.

A pile of petals!

2. Trim petals apart, and round their tops so they are really “petal”-like.

3. Use fabric glue to glue petals onto t-shirt.  (You can sew their tops instead for a more RTW look.)

You’re done!

This top also looks sophisticated tucked into a slim skirt for work or under a soft cardigan.:-)

If you enjoyed this project I’d love to have your vote!

(One vote is allowed per unique IP address, anywhere in the world.  You don’t have to register or leave your name or anything!  But if you do leave a comment in your vote, you are automatically entered to win one of the projects by the Contest Winner.  Now that’s a great way to share the love!!:-)

Thanks for looking!
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