July 30, 2009 8:25 pm
I wanted to do a new tutorial and thought I’d use a jersey T for this one since I’ve used cottons for most of my other ones.
I took this vintagey looking t-shirt that was in my little sister’s giveaway pile.
Then I cut off the sleeves.
Next, mark your new neckline, however you want it. Then cut the neckline out.
Cut the sleeves open at the seams. I also had wrist bands on mine and I cut those off.
Then cut those sleeves in half. So you’ll have four
strips at this point.
What I did next was connected the two arms pieces. Just fit them together and sew them together.
Here’s what it looks like after you sew them together.
You’ll do that to both pieces, then cut them in half. At this point you also want to trim up the sides so you have even, straight lines. You will end up with four strips.
Then sew all the strips together to make one long strip.
Now it’s time to ruffle. If I had to name my blog all over again, it would include the word ‘ruffle’. It’s one of my favroite things to do SO… set your tension to the highest number it will go, then set your stitch length to the longest stitch your machine will go, then away you go! Here’s what you’ll get- one long, lovely ruffle piece.
Now get your shirt ready and find the center of your ruffle piece.
Center it to the middle of your shirt and pin it in place.
Work your way all around the neckline and pin the ruffle to the top of the shirt’s neckline.
Go all the way down the front of the shirt, too. Pin it well! Now all you do is stitch it in place. You don’t need to hem anything since it’s jersey!
Here’s how it turned out!
Here’s Ava trying to bite/kiss me.
Here’s the back…
“Run to me!!”
Arms full of love.
I really liked this one! I have so many long sleeve shirts in my refashion pile. I like that it’s a t-shirt, but dolled up. It took no time at all! Let me know what you all think. Remember to add pictures to the flicr pool!!
I hope everyone has a beautiful day, full of love and life
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