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Stepp 1: Shir thhe bottom of

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R fle me
Ruffl m upp!... about 6 lines 1/4"
1 apart. WeW used ouur sewing
foott as a guidee between the
t stitching lines.

Ruuffles are everywhere

e from tops to shoes,
hanndbags and accessoriess! And theyy are superr
eassy to add too any top esspecially when
w made
frrom tshirt knit
k because you don'tt have to
worry about th he edges!

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Flickr Grroup! Steep 2: Cut offf the collaar. OPTION
NAL: Cut a
smmall V dip in the neckkline if desiired for a
differennt neck shaape. Set asside.

Step 3: Layy the 2nd tshhirt flat. Cuut off the

botttom hemlinne. Then cuut 2 strips thhat are 3.5""

2 tsshirts - aboout 2 or 3 tiimes biggerr than you
normally wear
coloor coordinaating threadd
elastic th
sewing maachine
straight pins
measuring g tape
Step 4: Create 1 long strip by cutting "open" Step 7: Pin one end of the 3.5" ruffled striped
at one of the seams or simply cut the loop in at the shoulder seam and the other end about
half. 5-6" from the top of the shirring lines at the
bottom of the tshirt lining it up in the middle.

Step 5: Cut 1 strip 2.5" wide. Cut open as

instructed above.

Step 6: Gather/Ruffle all 3 strips using a

basting stitch in y our machine and gently
pulling the bottom thread to gather the fabric
together. (Stitch 1/4 - 1/2" in from one edge of
the fabric strip) Step 8: Adjust the gathers so the strip fits
between the two pinned areas. Pin in place
leaving an opening near the middle of the
neckline in the front. Repeat with the other
3.5" wide ruffled strip on the opposite side of
the tshirt.
Step 9: Sew the ruffles to the tshirt by OPTIONAL: to create a ruffle at the neckline
stitching over the basting line. and shoulder area that isn't as "full", cut and
or taper the ruffled fabric towards the
Step 10: Fill in the open area in the top middle shoulder seam until you have reached the
of the tshirt using the 2.5" wide ruffled strip. desired look.
Place one end of this strip about 1 inch over
the empty area. Pin along the neckline and cut
the ruffled strip to be about 1 inch over the
other side. Pin in place.

Step 12: Cut off the hem on each sleeve

curving the edge as pictured below.
Step 11: Place a second layer of ruffles under
this layer making it smaller in width and
centering it under the first. (see 2 photos
below) Stitch both layers of ruffles onto the

Step 13: Shir 3 lines from the cut edge to the

shoulder seam. Sew 2 shirring lines on the
underpart of the sleeve too.
Add rosettes, beads, etc if desired!

I love how this top can be casual but dressy if

needed too! Be comfortable this Spring and
Summer by wearing a "tshirt" but look a bit
more pulled together and stylish! 

see on twitter too – Brassy Apple