Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Add a Ruffle... Brilliant

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The idea for this shirt came from Jen over at My Own Road.  It's so simple and just plain brilliant.  It will seriously take you about 20 minutes.  It's her t-shirt to a dress tutorial that I just made minor alterations to.  You don't have to hem or anything.  All you have to do is snag one of your husband's shirts, one of your kid's shirts, and you're good to go! Here's her cute version!

And here's mine:

 The only thing I did differently was that I added a vertical ruffle down the front, mainly because this was the shirt I was working with:

I also made my horizontal ruffle angled, just because.  This is pretty self-explanatory (you basically do the exact thing Jen tells you to do in her tutorial) with a small change.  Instead of cutting straight across, you cut the bottom of the adult shirt at an angle.  Mine went from 1.5 inches and angled up to 6.

Then you just cut that same angle on your kid shirt.  Just calculate the difference in the side measurements you used on the adult tee (mine were 1.5" and 6", so 6-1.5=4.5") and measure up from just above the hem to that measurement. You want to cut above the hem, so it doesn't mess with your ruffle.

See... same angle.  Now just do what Jen tells you! :)

You can even garden in your new shirt... after you steal Mommy's hat. :)

 Tip... I think this would be a lot cuter on a longer shirt, so it does actually become a dress, like Jen's did.  That's just my two cents, though!


  1. So cute!!! I love that you cut it at a diagonal, really adorable

    1. I'm super annoyed that I misspelled your name! Sorry! Fixed it!!

  2. I found your blog today through Craftgossip, and I think that you have the most lovely ideas. Great job. :D

    1. Thank you so much! That means a lot! Going to check out your blog now! :)


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