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an adorable ruffled top
When I saw this really cute shirt at Modcloth, I instantly knew I wanted to make one! So I used an guy's long sleeve plaid button shirt to achieve the same effect. I gave the finished product to my beautiful younger sister. =) She is 6 months pregnant with her second child. This shirt makes a great maternity shirt because the second half has a lot of material. But, I am also making one for myself too =) My sister wouldn't let me take a picture of her...so I'll have to do for a model. =P

Posted by moonofsilver from Dillwyn, Virginia, United States • Published See moonofsilver's 23 projects »
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  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Lay shirt out flat. I used another long sleeve shirt as a pattern on top. Make sure the shirt you use as a pattern fits you comfortably without any stretch.

  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the shirt up where your empire waist is. Cut right across this line and place the bottom part to the side, we will use that later.

  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out one side of your shirt, leaving room for seams.

  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold this side over and cut out the other side.

  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now it should look like this! =P

  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Turn right sides together and sew up the arms and the sides.

  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut some strips! I am using some old cotton blue stretchy fabric also. Cut out as many strips as you would like. I had 6 blue and 6 plaid. The plaid strips came from the extra arm pieces I cut off in steps 3 and 4.

  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now we are going to make ruffles. Cut your stitch length to the longest length.

  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 9
    Step 9

    Also put your tension to about medium. I had it on three when sewing the arms, so I put it on 6. FYI, I had to use a 7 for the stretchy blue fabric.

  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew! Straight down your strip, backstitching at the top and the bottom to hold the ruffle in place.

  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now you have all sorts of crazy ruffles.

  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 12
    Step 12

    Arrange the ruffles on your shirt! Sew down and back over each ruffle, backstitching to hold it in place.

  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now it is time to attach your "skirt" piece. Pleat it along the front. I had four pleats in the front and four in the back. Make sure your button placket is set straight with the top. I pinned the side seams and the button placket to make sure they matched before adding my ruffles.

  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 14
    Step 14

    Picture of back ruffles!

  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 15
    Step 15

    Sew the top to the bottom!

  • How to make a shirt. Cute Ruffle Shirt - Step 16
    Step 16

    Pretty ruffled shirt for 6$! Visit my blog if you like this!
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Fruity Kiwi
Fruity Kiwi · Salina, Kansas, US · 4 projects
this looks awesome! bravo!
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Leah
Leah · Greensboro, North Carolina, US · 8 projects
Love it!
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CountessAudronasha
CountessAudronasha · Vilnius, Vilnius County, LT · 52 projects
Love the idea HappyI just have a right shirt for it Happy
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Shewolfcraft
Shewolfcraft · Los Angeles, California, US · 1 project
Wow! great project, thanks for posting itHappy
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Ms. Nikell
Ms. Nikell · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects
CUTE!!!! I have been looking around online for a good way to remix an old button down shirt in my closet. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it.
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FrolleinKram
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
And I thought I was gonna get the pattern for the original piece since it's the main picture :/ Maybe you should change the main picture to the one that actually shows the project you made...
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PinkWeeds
PinkWeeds · Omaha, Nebraska, US · 207 projects
cute! very lolita.
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