Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ruffle Shirt {refashion}

My 5 year old had this really old, really ratty/ugly shirt that I was ready to throw away, but yesterday I came across this post on Make it and Love it {here} and I thought I'd try to do it using this old shirt . . . because if I ruined it, then it wouldn't be sad for me. I feel like I could have done a better job, but for my first time using this technique and my first time sewing with knit {aside from the memory blanket I made . . . but that knit had iron-on interfacing on the back of each piece}. 

ANYWAY . . . heres the ugly shirt with the stain that wouldn't budge on the right shoulder.
I cut a few 1" strips to take the length off and to get some material to use for the ruffling. 
Then I cut another 1/2" strip to give the bottom hem a little "something"
I didn't take any pictures of how I did the flowers . . . just take the 1" strip and twist it while wrapping it in a circle. Then just pin them down and sew around onto the shirt. A great way to cover a stain. ;)

The bottom of the shirt . . . not much, but the thin strip added a little texture instead of just folding under and sewing.
And the back . . . didn't realize I got it wet when brushing her hair, but you get the idea. I also had to take in the sides a little bit to make the sleeves smaller for her.
And having a sick baby for a model doesn't ever work out, but I think you get the hint . . . right?


  1. So cute! What a great idea.

  2. It turned out super cute! I'll have to try it!

  3. You never cease to amaze me with how much you get done in a day! Especially with a sick little girl! It's adorable, wish I had the time to do this to a bunch of my girls' shirts.