This is my attempt at an embellished knit t-shirt. I found this wonderful blog called Make It and Love It that has a ton of tutorials for re-purposing clothes (I also made a boys vest from her site). The picture below is her version, which is much cuter! I had a really hard time sewing the flowers. The stack of fabric was too big and it was too stretchy, so my flowers looked awful! I ended up sewing them by hand, so I didn't stitch as far to the outside as the original, thus mine are more puffy. I did successfully turn it into a short sleeve shirt from a 3/4 length, which I think I will do more of! In the end, I'm not sure if I will actually wear this shirt, but I'm not giving up on altering knit t-shirts, I'm going to try some other versions on Make It and Love It!
Here is a close up of my flowers. The blue flowers are made from the remains of the sleeves. For the white flowers, I sacrificed a stained hoodie that was too small anyway.
This is the shirt I started with (I forgot to take a picture right away so one sleeve is cut already).
This is a close up of my bad sewing machine job! You can also see the white knit fabric that I added to make the neckline a little higher.