To make this shirt, start with a plain black tshirt. (Mine was a 97 cent GAP outlet find from 5 years ago.) I thought seriously about buying every single one they had, but for some reason I stuck with just one. Poor decision. :(
Gather fabric scraps in 4 different shades of gray, black, and white. I used an old black camisole that had paint on it, off-white fleece from who-knows-where, gray jersey material left over from a pillow I made for a coworker (I will post about that later....) and some gray fabric I used for a pencil skirt at one point.
Take your fabric and fold it in half. With a pen, trace petal shapes in three different sizes on your fabrics. (It's up to you how much of each color you want. I made a few more than I was planning on using so that I could adjust to my liking when I put them on the shirt.) The longer petals should be about 10 inches long, the medium-sized petals about 6.5 inches, and the small ones 5 inches.
When you cut them out, you should get two identical shapes (this is why you folded the fabric in half first. Stitch the two pieces together, leaving the flat end open.
Flip the petals right-side out so that the seams are hidden. There is no need to close the end, as they will be covered on the shirt.
Now, just place the petals (starting with the larger ones) in a flower shape on the shirt. Once you have an idea where you want everything placed, sew the larger petals down first, then layer the smaller ones on top. Cut out about 5 circles (about 2.5 inches in diameter) and sew them over the ragged edges. Your shirt should now look something like this:
And the inside: (kind of looks like one hot mess, but that's okay. Nobody can see the inside of your shirt. And in case you can't tell, I didn't always get along with the bobbin on this project.)