Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Ruffled Shirt!!

Ever since I found the blog Tea Rose Home about a week ago I have loved looking through posts on it!  Her creations are just stunning!!   And ever since I viewed this post on there on the ruffled shirt she did I was bound and determined to make one for myself!

Well I made one today!  I realized that I had the perfect shirt to refashion in order to make this ruffled shirt. I have this long sleeved red t-shirt.  It was a t-shrit that I had back before I lost all the weight.  In fact i wore this shirt through all 3 pregnancies!  So, needless to say, it is a tad bit too big (about 3 sizes too big).  But for some reason I have hung on to it.  It has just been sitting in my closet!  I guess it was waiting for me to change it into something fabulous!!  :-)

I unfortunately forgot to get before pictures and am really kicking myself for it because the shirt made quite a transformation!

I took a t-shirt that fits now and used it as a guide to figure out what I needed to do with the red shirt to make it fit.  I cut off the sleeves completely and made it into a tank top.

I did all my alterations and then made sure the new tank top fit - and it did - like a glove!! YAY ME!!

I then used the sleeves that I cut off to make all my strips for the ruffles.  I pretty much followed the tutorial on the other blog to the t (here is the link again) so I will let you go there and get instructions if you want to do this yourself!

Here are some pictures of the finished project.  (sorry they are not the best quality - it is really hard to photograph yourself.  I tried to get my 5 year old to help but that just wasn't working)

Here it is with a cardigan...how it will be worn during the cold months!

Here's the shirt by itself.


  1. Nice job! Thank you for visiting my blog!

  2. I love that it can go from season to season! You did a great job!

  3. I love your version! I made one a couple of weeks ago for my daughter!


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