Here's a little refashion I did the other day!
I almost didn't post it because I didn't want you to see the horrible pictures of me, and because there's no shortage of ruffly t-shirt tutorials out there, but I thought I'd share it with you anyway. Pride before the fall, right? :o)
This shirt was a little $5 Target special that my husband got at Christmas time. I was planning to add some rosettes or something. I love the coral color! (which looks orange, because my camera can't handle coral.)
1: To make it, you'll need to take a long-sleved shirt, and cut the sleeves off so they are a nice short-sleeve length:
2: Then cut each sleeve into two 4" strips, and trim another 1" section off of each, leaving 4 3" strips.
3: Sew one end of two of the 3" strips to the end of the other two, to make 2 very long 3" strips. (do the same for 2 of the 1" strips)
4:Gather both the 3" strips into ruffles that are the length of the front of your shirt.
5: Lay the ruffles on the front of your shirt, with gathered edges ouching, then lay your 1" strip over the gathers, and pin well.
6: Sew the 1" strip and ruffles on to your shirt with a zig-zag stitch.
7: Then arrange buttons down the front, and tape them into place with clear tape. Sew them to your shirt well with a zig-zag stitch.
(You'll need to adjust the stitch width, and use the hand wheel to make sure that the needle will go into each hole without hitting the button.)
Then hem up your sleeves with a zig-zag stitch, and you're done!
Possibly the worst photo ever taken of me;
I'm not 5 months pregnant, I just have bad posture, and it was potluck Sunday, you know what I mean?
And this one is blurry, but at least I'm not pregnant! I really failed in the photo-taking department today! Sorry! :o)
And thanks for all the feedback about the layered skirt! I'll be starting it soon, and I'll try to do a t-shirt waist band version as well! You were so right on about the springy floral fabric, I'm dying to make one like that! Yay, spring!!