I have seen so many bloggers post about ruffle shirts lately. Every time I see one, I think how cute, simple and fun they look. So when I saw this cheap shirt at Gymboree, I bought two and thought I’d take a shot.
I cut the extra shirt into 1.5” strips (if you look really close, you can see them against the shirt below.) The middle one was 12.5” long, the side ones were 10.5” long.
Using a long stitch, I stitched down the middle of each one and pulled one string to gather it until it was half of its original size. Then, I pinned the ruffles an inch and a half apart and sewed them onto the shirt down the middle along the gathering stitch.
Using other 1.5" wide strips of varying length, I twirled them into small, middle and large sized flowers, and pinned those on, in between the ruffles.
I used the same technique to make the flowers as seen here - just without using glue.
I am toying with the idea of adding ruffles along the collar as well...but that might just overdo it:)
this post here.