posted on April 29, 2010 by Missy | posted under Sewing
You are NOT going to believe what Megan does with this…
Who is Megan? Let’s get acquainted.
sUPER hERO power wished for:
the ability to CLONE myself! I’d love to have an assistant
“Hey it’s Megan from Brassy Apple.
I describe myself a pattern designer by night and a mom to 4 by day! I design sewing patterns, aprons and fun trendy accessories for the modern woman and her stylish kin! I do most of my work during nap times and “after hours” when the kids are in bed as I am sure so many other moms can relate to as well.
I got started with my business when my daughter was young and I needed an outlet for the things I loved to do besides reading nursery rhymes and playing dolls all day with her. I refined my niche and fueled my passion for design, creating, crafting and upcycling.
You can peek into all my projects, photography and how-to tutorials on everything from home decor, to fashion to activities for your kids on the Brassy Apple Blog.”
Did you catch the part about the polka-dots? Just checking.
“My favorite pattern is polka dots
I love cracklin’ oat bran cereal
I’ll take savory over sweet anyday
I LOVE carbs!!!”
The Oprah show has called me!
I don’t run, workout or go the gym – LOL
Okay the suspense is over, check this out!
It doesn’t even look like the same shirt, right?
Here is another makeover…love the ruffles!
and this pink one is my favorite (I think because I could actually DO this one:)
By the way, Megan has great tutorials on how to make these shirts on her website, she is kindly sharing this one with us…
The “KnotTEE” spring top
1 t-shirt (any color. best if it’s 1 size larger than you normally wear)
Step1: Cut up the middle from bottom through the top
Step 2: Measure from the outside of the collar 10″ down to the middle line you just cut. Cut away the material. Repeat on the opposite side.
Step 3: Cut off the remaining collar.
Step 4: Cut strips about 3″ long and about 1″ wide all the way down each side.
Step 5: Starting at the top, take 1 strip from each side and tie in a knot bringing the center together. Continue all the way down.
Step 6: Cut off the cuff of each sleeve.
Step 7: Cut a 1″ slit on the “top” of the sleeve
Step 8: Cut a 3″ slit into the sleeve. (this creates 2 pieces to knot like the front of the shirt) Tie into a knot on each sleeve.
and you are done! It’s not a “fancy” top but it’s one that ANYONE can do – even your kids – and that’s why I wanted to share this design. It’s still a plain colored t-shirt but now it’s got texture, interest and something people will notice about it.
Here is her last one she is posting on her blog as we speak…
A mother of 5 who holds a degree in English and run on sentences. She has a passion for photography, especially capturing life's sweet moments. She has a serious addiction to Oreos, coconut oil and sushi...not necessarily all at the same time. She is one of the 3 founders of HowDoesShe.com.
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