October 16, 2009

(Tutorial!) $2 "Ruffle Necklace" Waffle Shirt


Before:
I got these PJ's for my daughter at the Dollar Store of all places, with the intention of making them pretty, but when I got home I couldn't find a coordinating fabric that I liked, so I decided to just re-do the shirt!
So I cut a leg off...
Cut it into 5 strips, about 3/4" wide, and ruffled them on my machine...

Pinned them to the shirt where in a necklace pattern, with the excess all hanging off one end.


After I sewed them on, I wrapped the excess ruffles into a rose pattern and hand stitched it with two pearls in the center.


Then I stitched a bow on, made from some vintage ribbon I had on hand. I love the color!


Cutie Pie!!

If I hadn't been too lazy to go back down to the $ store, I would have bought another pair of pants, and ruffled the bum or something. My daughter really needs jammies! And I'd love to have some that didn't have a cartoon character on them.

P.S. Sorry about doing ruffles again! I can't help myself. The blog name should have warned you! :o)

54 comments:

  1. I hear you about the jammies without cartoon charectors, I can't seem to find them anywhere! I love love love this idea, I'm totally going to copy it!

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  2. Disney, I LOVE this!!!! It's so classy and your daughter looks so precious! I love the pictures too. I love how you used the extra length of ruffles to make a rose. :) Thanks for the tutorial.

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  3. oh my gosh! adorable! my dollar store never has stuff like that. jealous!

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  4. Don't apologize for doing ruffles again. You can never have too many ruffles. And this was so timely for me as I was needing to add ruffles to a shirt. I had just been thinking that five minutes before I read your post.

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  5. Okay...I'm coming out of the closet...umm, well... hmmm, let me start over...
    I WANT TO SEW BETTER! I'm one of those impatient kinds of people. I dont take the time to read piano notes because it doesn't make sence, so i play by ear...ish. And I dont understand sewing patterns, so I just 'wing' it...and well, there's always trial and error. And then there's you...Who has completely captured my fashion vintage love in all your ruffles! And I cant get enough and want to come over to your house for a WHOLE day so you can teach me!
    breathing...calming down. Dont worry, i wont show up at your door step. But maybe you could just make this shirt in my size. Thanks, that'd be great, i'll be waiting by my mailbox.
    :)

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  6. AWESOME! I love the little bow, cute touch!

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  7. I LOVE IT!!! I am so doing that tomorrow!!

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  8. Adorable!! I can't wait to try this for Samster.

    Did you have any problems with the waffle fabric stretching? I've had such a hard time sewing with it in the past...any tips?

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  9. Whoa that rocks!! You are an excellent seamstress and photographer!!! Happy SITS saturday. I'm following :) http://thesuburbanjungle.blogspot.com

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  10. That is really cute. I'm usually not a fan of ruffles - but that's very sweet looking.
    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!
    www.tuesdaysattonyas.blogspot.com

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  11. ADORABLE!!!! and one can never have too many ruffles! :)
    Blessings!
    Jill

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  12. Ridiculously cute! gorgeous! I want matching ones for my daughter and me:)!!!! I'm featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com!

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  13. Those are so cute!! I'll def. post about this at Dollar Store Crafts! :)

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  14. Hey Disney. I hear about you on Michelles Someday Crafts. I'll be following you from now on. What an adorable idea. I think I'm going to have to make my Granddaughter Ki'a a set. Now the trick is to find them at the dollar store.
    Have a Sweet Sunday...Tracy

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  15. I love this!!! Im gonna have to try it soon. You always make the cutest stuff. Your blog is one my favorites!

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  16. This is simply divine!! The ruffles remind me of a multi-strand necklace.

    I postsed a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-ruffle-neck-waffle-shirt/2009/10/18/

    --Anne

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  17. i love ruffles and ribbons...that's why i love your blog. keep on ruffling. this is great...i want to make one for myself. thanks for sharing.

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  18. This is so, so pretty Disney! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing your process, I'll be linking.

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  19. This project is genius and totally adorable!

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  20. Adorable. I am bookmarking right now, have a little girl that this would be perfect for. Just got the link from Craft Mag!!

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  21. Awesome! I hope my dollar store has some of those pj's!

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  22. I love your idea.
    Thanks and God bless!

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  23. So cute! I love your pictures, too. Your daughter looks so sweet! I can also identify with you comment at the top of your blog about the mashed potatoes. :)

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  24. Wow. This is really gorgeous. I want to run out and make a couple for my daughters. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  25. Adorable! It would be cute for teens/adults, as well. Thanks for posting!

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  26. So cute and inspiring! Found you through Craftzine.com. I'll be coming back again!

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  27. What I fantastic project. Keep those ruffles coming.

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  28. I think I just found my new favorite blog. This is so cute! I have three girls over here so KEEP THE RUFFLES COMING!!!

    Thanks again for sharing.

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  29. What a great idea. I may just have to try this one!

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  30. Why are you so awesome???!!! I love this!

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  31. Oh, this is just so stinkin' cute!! Love it and definitely will be making it for my little Penelope!

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  32. Hi there Disney! Just found your blog and I love it! This is the first post I saw, and I picked up two tops and a pair of pants at the dollar store just so I can make this! :)

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  33. Your ideas are as adorable as your daughter. I went to 2 dollar stores today and couldn't find any of the tops or bottoms...I was so disappointed...I will keep looking. Thanks for sharing your cute ideas.

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  34. Very clever idea, lovely finished piece and model.

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  35. Oh, how adorable! She is so so cute. I might make a big version of this for me!

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  36. ADORABLE! I might use this idea to make my sis a top (we're almost 30, but she could totally pull off a shirt like this). :)

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  37. Oh, that is so cute! What a stylish child. I did something simiar on my blog... http://adventuresindressmaking.blogspot.com/2009/11/jcrew-inspired-novelty-tee.html, check it out! I love the adorned tees we're seeing this season, and they are so quick and fun to make!

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  38. It is certainly interesting for me to read the blog. Thank author for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to this matter. I definitely want to read more soon.

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  39. Totally fabulous! Oh, and never apologize for ruffles!!

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  40. How easy is that? And how ridiculously great does it look? You´re incredible. Keep up the great work!

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  41. I recently found your blog and have been loving it! Love this top, I will have to bookmark it for ideas for fall/winter. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your feature in the mag. Now that's something to be giddy about!

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  42. So... all I have to say.. is I am SOOO EXCITED to have been refered to your blog by my sister-in-law!! I just adore all of your stuff! I have two little girls Ava and Lila and can't wait to try your to re-creat some of your stuff!

    Cant wait to read more of your posts!

    www.littlebabyava.blogspot.com
    www.ninnieandyaya.blogspot.com

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