Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Ruffle Shirt

I just loved this tutorial from Tea Rose Home and thought that it would fun to make a similar shirt to hers.

I scored these two shirts for $1.50 a piece!! I was so excited to find them. I just made one into a short sleeve shirt and then other one I made into this ruffle shirt. I used the sleeves from both shirts.

This is how I made it:
1) I cut off the sleeves.

2) I hemmed the sleeve and then I gathered the sleeve with elastic thread.

I do this to a lot of my shirts, it's super easy but so fun and cute!!

3) Next I took three strips that were 1" wide and sewed them together. Then I made one long ruffle for the top. I pinned it and then sewed the ruffle onto the neckline.

4) I used 3"x14" strips for the ruffles. Using my elastic thread, I ruffled the strips and then pinned it onto the shirt.

5) Then I pinned and sewed the next ruffle under the first ruffle. I continued doing that until I got to the very end.

Sorry for the blurry picture.... but here's what the shirt looks like now

It was so easy to do, and I love the ruffles!



laxsupermom said...

Love this transformation! The ruffles look terrific! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

I love it! Great job:)

scrapfancy said...

Great tshirt redo. I am adding some flowers to one of mine. Thanks for sharing.

Megan said...

This is SO CUTE!! Great job!!

spotofteadesigns said...

i have "diy a tshirt and wear it" for my 30 before 30 list so i might have to do this or one of the designs on your blog! thanks for the inspiration!