July 22, 2010

My Ruffle Shirt

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 sewed each one of the flowers on in rough circles, winding my way from outside to inside. 
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:)
 For other great ruffled shirt tutorials, take a look at Tea Rose Home - like this post here.

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  1. This is so cute. You are amazing. I just bought a shirt similiar to this for myself!! I wish you lived closer so I could watch you do some of this stuff and copy you.

  2. Great decor! I liked very much, I would like to know how to do roses, so too can do for my daughter.