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tie on a ruffle!
I've seen a few of these online, check out these sites:

Lovechild Boudoir http://lovechildboudoir.com

Or on www.etsy.com - search for ruffle shrug or ruffle bolero

Posted by Becca K. from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Published See Becca K.'s 9 projects »
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  • How to make a shrug. Ruffle Shrug - Step 1
    Step 1

    I didn't take any photos along the way, but I think its pretty straight forward to explain, message me if you have questions.

    I cut 6 layers of fine-mesh tulle, all rectangles about 4m long and 10" wide. You could use any fabric though - from jersey to taffeta - depending on how floppy or stiff you want it. If using something besides tulle, think about how many layers you want it, maybe just one if its a thick fabric.

    Use a ribbon that's ~1/2" wide. For mine I used some leftover fabric and sewed it into a long tube.

    I measured a doubled thread about 30" (secured at the end with a big fat knot, so it didn't go through the tulle) and used a long stitch (by hand) to sew the length of the tulle, right through the middle (diagram). As you sew down the rectangle, the tulle will ruffle.

    Then lay it out so that the ruffles are distributed evenly. Mark the center of the ruffle (at the 15" mark) with a pin. Find the middle of the ribbon and pin it where you put the pin in the ruffle.

    Continue to pin the ribbon to the ruffle, making sure the ruffle is even and the ribbon is straight & taut.

    Sew the ribbon to the ruffle on the sewing machine. Try it on, make sure there's enough ribbon to tie a bow, and trim the excess ribbon, if any.

    You're done!!

    Wrap the ruffle behind your neck and then under your armpits and tie around your back.

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meatloafsaunt
meatloafsaunt · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 126 projects
Wow very pretty
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DoxieMoxie
DoxieMoxie
Totally BAD aye-ess-ess ;)
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Tabitha C.
Tabitha C.
zomg! i LAHVE this! ty ty for sharing XD
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Brooks Z.
Brooks Z. · Madison, Wisconsin, US · 74 projects
nice bra lol
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Sharon M.
Sharon M. · Midland, Texas, US
Ooh soo cute. Thanks for posting
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PattyP
PattyP · Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, SE
I think this is adorable a real life saver.
Thank you!
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Miranda N.
Miranda N. · Chicago, Illinois, US
OMFG All I need is footwear and my wedding outfit will be complete thank you so much!
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Eien
Eien · Conyers, Georgia, US · 3 projects
Oh haha, i didn't know I had commented on this before!
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Eien
Eien · Conyers, Georgia, US · 3 projects
This is so chic!
With some bigger ruffles this could be a dramatic piece to wear to a fancy ball.
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taby o.
taby o. · Bremerton, Washington, US
the belly dancer Tempest makes similar shrugs.
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