I finally had time to try a ruffle flower from the shirt, and I love it! The more masculine fabric of a work shirt is softened by large, ruffles and summery colors. I left the fabric unhemmed, so it is frayed and fabulously shabby. A simple white button (not off the work shirt, but it easily could have been), centers the flower.
Enjoy the pictures and the tutorial.
The torn work shirt
I hand stitched loose stitches along one long edge and pulled the thread to "ruffle the strip of fabric". I then wound it into a circle (some of the strip overlapped a little).
Then I puckered the middle in and stitched all the ruffles together to close the center
I cut out 2 tan felt circles and one cardboard circle to place in the middle of the felt with hot glue.
I then hot glued a pin to the back of the felt
The felt was then glued to the back of the ruffle flower
I added a white button to the middle with hot glue
From working 9-5 to a beautiful, feminine flower pin!