I cut half circles almost 4 1/2'' in diameter. You can cut out circles and then just cut them in half but I didn't have a big enough piece of fabric left over from the shirt to do that.
Now, lay your petals in a row, with all the top points facing the same direction. Baste each petal, by setting your machine on it's longest stitch and sewing a straight line across the bottom of each petal WITHOUT cutting your threat and with as little space as possible between the petals. If you look hard enough you can see the bottom part of the petals sewn close together in the picture below.
Once your flower is sewn onto your shirt, cut a circle from a matching fabric or the same material of the flower, the size of the hole in the middle of your flower but add 1/4''. Tuck the outer edges under as you hand sew it in place.
What do you think? A keeper for sure? Evan Grace loved it.