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Turn any boring tee into a fabulous ruffled halter for spring and summer!
I was inspired by Gianny L on youtube. She makes a similar halter but from fabric. I figured out a way to recycle a tee and get the same result! And you only need velcro or buttons if your neck strap isn't that long. Let's begin!!

Posted by Scarlet-Begonias from Everett, Washington, United States • Published See Scarlet-Begonias's 15 projects »
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  • How to make a ruffled top. From Turtleneck Tee To Ruffled Halter - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using a dress form or a friend, mark where you want to cut. Cut from the armpit curving up to the neck.

  • How to make a ruffled top. From Turtleneck Tee To Ruffled Halter - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut from the armpit curving up to the neck. Cut the turtleneck off if you are using a turtleneck tee.

  • How to make a ruffled top. From Turtleneck Tee To Ruffled Halter - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the "bib" front down and cut off the back from armpit to armpit.

  • How to make a ruffled top. From Turtleneck Tee To Ruffled Halter - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew up your seams and sew the elastic to the back.

  • How to make a ruffled top. From Turtleneck Tee To Ruffled Halter - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using the scraps from the back piece that was cut off, cut elongated "crescent" shapes. Mark where you would like to put them on the "bib," (Cut 8 crescents and make 7 lines. 2 longer crescents will be sewn in the middle.)Pin the crescents and sew. Do not sew the entire length of the crescent to allow more ruffle-ness.

  • Step 6

    (Sorry, no picture for this step! I was getting frustrated with my sewing machine xD)Sew up a tube for the neck strap and sew it to the neckline. If it is not long enough to be tied behind the head without strangling yourself, PLEASE use a piece of velcro or button or something. I did!

  • How to make a ruffled top. From Turtleneck Tee To Ruffled Halter - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now double check that everything is where you want it, and make any changes to fix any problems. Since I didn't have any tailors chalk, my "bib" was a little off.

  • How to make a ruffled top. From Turtleneck Tee To Ruffled Halter - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now, Show off to all of your friends how crafty you are!

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Scarlet-Begonias
Scarlet-Begonias · Everett, Washington, US · 15 projects
Awesome!! I'm glad to inspire! Happy
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keri l.
keri l. · New York, New York, US · 6 projects
i love it! i saw that gianna project months ago and i have been dying to try it! you just inspired me to go for itHappy
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