Sad face shirt fail

After the old man shirt skirt, I wanted to make myself more stuff.  It didn't go well.

 There's the fail.  I very carefully removed some ruffles, but it didn't go well.  Well, I started started removing ruffles carefully, but then after I made a bunch of little but noticeable holes, I gave up and ripped the second ruffle off (those are the bigger holes you can see).  
I'm pretty sure the real root of the problem was not having a clear idea of what I wanted it to look like.  After I realized my original idea wasn't going to happen because I wouldn't have enough shirt left over, I didn't take time to adapt my plan.  
It started off well, at least:
I've learned my lesson- next time I'll make sure I have a doable plan.  There will be a next time, too.  I realized I can make a whole army of embellished tees from knit shirts from the thrift store, and I want to do it.


Danae said...

I'm glad you had a fail at this-- I recently tried to re-size a giant old t-shirt from my husband's mission to fit myself, which now only barely fits my 8-year-old daughter. Oops. Keep trying, though-- I'd love to see how one works for you!

Diane said...

Awwww, sorry it turned out like that, but that is how we learn Ÿ

Lynette said...

Ooh, I don't like it when this happens! I've put several holes in t shirts, and then just appliqued something on top. I really like the Garnet Hill t shirt redo you did! I have knit for a few shirts to make myself, and I'll have to embellish one using your technique. I'll let you know when I finish it!