Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Another Ruffle Shirt for Mommy!

I had so much fun with my ruffle shirt yesterday that I thought to try some more! :-)  (I have several shirts to refashion...I did one today).  Today I decided to try my own design :-)  I had in mind kind of what I wanted and just went from there, piecing it as I went.  I was very pleased with the results!

I started with a long sleeved white t-shirt that fits but has stains on it.  I was going to make it short sleeved but when I laid it out to see everything I noticed a hole in the shoulder seam. Oh well, I just made it a tank top instead :-)

To make the ruffles I had a white jersey knit pillowcase.  I have had it forever...don't really know where it came from because I don't have any matching sheets LOL but for some reason have just held it in my drawer.  I guess it was just waiting to be transformed into something fabulous!!  :-)

I made strips 4 inches in width and as long as the side of the pillowcase (don't know what that measurement was, sorry).  I marked lines on my shirt with my fabric chalk starting at the armpit area and then every 3 inches down.  I gathered my strips and and pinned them on the lines and then sewed them on.  I started at the bottom and sewed up.

Here is a picture of the middle of the process.  You can see a couple of rows sewn on the bottom and if you look really really close you can see the light blue lines on the shirt.

When I finished all the rows I knew I needed to do something to finish off the top.  I decided to make flowers to put across the top.

I used the instructions from this ruffle shirt post (her instruction for the corsage) and put a row of 6 flowers across the top of the top ruffle!

I was really pleased with the results.

Here I was trying to get a picture myself.

And then decided I needed help so I got my hubby to help.  I told him not to worry about my head because I would cut it out...he told me that my online friends need to see my face...oh it is.  And look Alyssa saw a camera and had to get in the picture :-)


  1. Awesome! And you even made it your own and used things you had!

  2. what a lovely shirt!I especially love the rosettes!

    thanks for sharing and linking up at our crafty saturday party! can't wait to see what you have in store this week!

  3. the rosettes are totally my favorite part, but a shirt from a pillowcase! Thats so awesome!


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