Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Whatever Wednesday: Ruffle Shirt


This is actually a shirt that I did a long time ago, while I was pregnant. I found a super cute shirt at a garage sale but it was a little too wide. So I decided to take the extra fabric on the sides to make a ruffle for the top. It was one of my favorite shirts to wear!

This is how I made it:

1) I took the shirt and turned it inside out and then pinned the sides
2) I sewed the sides
3) I then cut off the extra fabric
4) I took the two strips and sewed them together and made one long strip
5) Using my sewing machine I set the settings to lowest tension and longest stitch length. I used a straight stitch and sewed down the middle
6) I tied off the bobbin thread on one side and then pulled the top thread tight
7) I then pinned the ruffle to the collar
8) Then I sewed the ruffle, using normal settings
It what this boring shirt needed!


15 comments:

Denise said...

I love ruffles. One of these days I am going to have to try this :)
Great job!

Denise
http://www.extremepersonalmeasures.com

Sassy Sites! said...

I love this!! Great job! What a transformation it makes :) I would love for you to link this up over at Sassy Sites, trash to treasure Tuesday! xoxo

Seamingly Smitten said...

So smart to buy an oversized one and have extra material to embellish!
www.seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com
Jenny

Melissa Stewart said...

So cute! I am giving you the stylish blogger award! Dropping by from Simple As 1-2-3~

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Hayley said...

Great job! I have never sewn a ruffle before but you put it so simply, now I may try!

DeniseAngela said...

I love ruffles! great idea!
http://damedesignstudio.blogspot.com/

Andrea said...

Great shirt! Thanks for sharing!

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WobiSobi said...

OMG!! I love this ,I can't wait to try it. Following.:)

Meg said...

Adorable! Love it!

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This is so cute!

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Donnie said...

That looks lovely.

AmieAnn said...

This is soo cute.. love how a little ruffle can take a top from drab to fab in 5 minutes! Love it! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

Ginger said...

Too cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

AUDRA said...

I've wanted to do this for so long… at least for my daughter’s shirts! Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for linking this up as well!