Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ruffle Fabric Shirt

Does anyone else just want a change sometimes?  Some days I just want to go to my closest and throw away everything and just get new clothes.  Lately I have been really wanting some kind of change.  I don't want to dye or cut my hair but I want a different look.  I don't want to buy a complete new wardrobe because I don't have enough money.  So I went to my stash of stuff and found decided to refashion a shirt so I can have something new.  I love doing this, it doesn't cost money and it feel like I have have new clothes :)

I actually came up with this idea a while ago, I thought about making a dress like this but instead settled on the shirt (I have too many dresses anyway)
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This is how I made it
I too a black shirt and some ruffle fabric.  I love ruffle fabric, I know that Hobby Lobby now carries it!
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I tried on the shirt and then pinned where I want it to hit.  Then I cut an inch lower than that (because I didn't want to the line to go right in the middle of my chest....)
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Next I cut the ruffle fabric the same width of my shirt.  The shirt was too big, so I knew that going the same width would be okay with the seam allowance
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I place the two pieces of ruffle fabric together, making sure to match up the ruffles.  Then I sewed the sides together.
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I put the shirt into the ruffle fabric and then sewed them together.
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And that's it.  Super simple and quick!!!
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I thought it needed a little something, so I made a little belt.  I just took a piece of fabric 5" wide and the length of my waist plus two inches.  I folded it in half, sewed it and turned it inside out.  
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I then added some rosettes and sewed on some leaves.
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And here is the shirt.  I really like how it turned out!!
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Yay for new clothes that didn't cost anything! :)
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8 comments:

Repeat Crafter Me said...

You need your own line of clothing!! All of your shirts and skirts are amazing. I need to learn how to sew so I can follow some of your tutorials. -Sarah @ Repeat Crafter Me

Michelle P. said...

This is so cute! I especially love your belt!

The Clegg Family said...

I've totally have had the same idea for a shirt rolling around in head for a long time now....I love how your's turned out!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

I know how you feel. I go through phases like that, too. Thanks for sharing this at our Handmade Tuesdays party. It turned out great!

eye_on_sparrow said...

I love how cute your shirt turned out. The fabric belt really makes it extra special.

Crafty Cousins said...

Super cute. The colors are fabulous. I'd love for you to link it up to Crafty Cousins-- http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/05/what-i-wore-sunday-week-16.html

~Natalie

Ashley said...

Cute shirt! We love the dress you made Amelia with that ruffle fabric. Everytime she wears it we get lots of compliments!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is a fantastic project! Would you consider linking it up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!