Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Ruffle Shirt


This being my 4th pregnancy, I have a lot of maternity clothes, so I really don't want to buy anymore. I do want something different, so I've decided to redo some of them. Here is one that I did, I just made ruffles for the front of it.
This is how I made it:

1) I took a shirt and an old skirt (I got it at a garage sale for $.25)

2) I then cut up the skirt into 2 strips. I cut these about 3 inches wides
3) To make the ruffles, I used a straight stitch. I put it all the longest width and stitch. I then sewed on side of the strip, about 1/2 inch away from the edge. Make sure to leave extra thread at the top and bottom of the strip
4) Next, I tied one end of the strip. The other end, I took the bobbin side of the thread and pulled it. This will make your ruffle. The more you pull, the tighter the ruffle. I did this for both of my strips
5) Once I got both of the strips to ruffle, I pinned them onto the shirt. Then with normal setting, I sewed the ruffles onto the shirt.
6) Next I wanted to make one big ruffles for the center of the shirt. To do this, I cut one strip 5 inches in width and the other one 3 inches in width. I then place the smaller one on top of the larger one and then sewed (with the longest settings) them together down the middle
7) I then pulled the bobbin thread and made it ruffle and then pinned it onto the shirt, in between the other two ruffles on the shirt and then sewed it.
**** This is the part of the story that I try it on and realize that this is cute way for ruffles, but not for a maternity shirt. The bigger that I get, the more spread out the outer ruffles are, so I took off the outer ruffles.******

So this is what it looks like with just the middle ruffle, much better!!
I know that it is hard to see the ruffles with the black on black, but I promise that in person they are really cute!
I am posting this to these parties

19 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that turned out so cute! i especially love your little bump under the ruffles! :)

hipchic~cynde said...

Love the ruffles, it looks great :)

Misty said...

Cute!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

It's really a terrific new T...love it!

Candy (Mama Lion) said...

so cute and congrats on the pregnancy!

Anne Maskell said...

Very nice! You did a fabulous job!

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Robin said...

So cute! Thank you so much for linking up to www.thetshirtdiaries.com

KasiaJ said...

So cute! I'm adding this to my "to do" list.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

What a great way to spruce up a plain tee! We appreciate you joining us this week at Anything Related!
{Rebekah}

Alida L. said...

Super cute! This is my 4th pregnancy too, and I know how you feel about not wanting to buy new maternity clothes but wanting something different. You've inspired me to revamp mine! Thanks!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

This is really cute! What great way to update your maternity clothes!

Thanks for linking up!

Andrea said...

Great idea to spunk up your maternity clothes! Best wishes with your new baby!

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

LOVE this diy ruffle shirt! Looks darling on that belly! I will be making one real soon! :)

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

AH, the 4th pregnancy... So bored with all the clothes we wore before! What a cute transformation. I'd love it if you'd link up to my Topsy Turvy Tuesday's tomorrow!

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Bonnie said...

That looks awesome. Great idea.

Leslie said...

So cute! I love ruffles! This is a fabulous idea that I will have to use with my next pregnancy! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Ginger said...

So cute! I need to try something like that...need to find a great shirt first though. Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!