Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Shirt Collar Edging

I got this pretty shirt at WalMart and figured I'd add a little edging to the front of the collar. I'm not going to do the whole way around because it would just be covered by my hair anyway!
This top photo shows the color of the shirt best, and the photos below show the tatting color the best. I tatted this Hen & Chicks edging using Olympus size 40 in variegated purples. I did 3 and a half repeats for each side and then hand sewed them by the picots using the blind stitch.
I know this photo makes it look like the tatting is wonky, but trust me it's not and it just looks it from the way it's draping in the photo.
And here is myself in my tatted shirt! I love it!

11 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I've thought a lot about adding tatting to shirts since seeing what you have done. It's so pretty!

Melissa said...

Oh I hope you do it would be awesome to see others doing it too!

TattingChic said...

That is great! I dragged out my old T shirt that I put tatting on out of the closet the other day to wear because of your other post where you put tatting on a T'shirt, I think it was the blue one. The black and white shirt with the white tatting looked great, too! Mine's an old Hane's T-shirt white with white tatting on it. The tatting has faux pearls tatted into it so it does show up.

Melissa said...

That's awesome TattingChic are you going to take photos for us to see? You know I still haven't hand sewed that black edging on that shirt yet!!! HAHAHA Silliness huh! I think I was waiting for it to get washed, and I think it is now and hanging, I need to go find it and get it out. Also I was kinda having second thoughts about putting it on that shirt since it had buttons down the front, but then again I can always remove it and put the tatting somewhere else if I so choose in the future.

Bonnie said...

Very very nice!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Morning Melissa from Michigan. I always enjoy looking at your blog and all your very creative projects. Your tatting is awesome. Hugs judy

Melissa said...

And good morning to you as well Judy! Thank you very much for your sweet compliments!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

You are as cute as can be! Aww...I know I've said it before..but you look SOOO much like my cousin!

Melissa said...

LOL Thanks you are cute too!

verito90909 said...

Melissa: your shirt looks very pretty and you look so pretty too!! You did a good job with the tatted additions. How nice, girl!! :-P

Melissa said...

Thank you very much Verito you are just the sweetest!