Tuesday, June 8, 2010

T-shirt makeover

I told ya'll I'm into ruffles right now (probably my subconscious telling me I need a little girl), and I'm also addicted to blogstalking and finding new, great blogs to read!  Like I have time to be reading more blogs!! 

I came across this blog, Tea Rose Home the other day.

The blogger has so many great tutorials, and you don't have to be an amazing seamstress to make many of her projects!  Perfect for moi, because I am most definitely not an amazing seamstress.

I made this t-shirt, per her instructions on the "ruffle shirt - why not vertical?" tutorial.

Fun, right?!   Here's a close-up of the ruffles:

You always learn things when you make something for the first time, and next time I will make my side ruffles just a touch longer, and my center ruffle a touch shorter.  Also, next time I will be extra careful not to sew the back of the shirt to the front while sewing on the ruffles.  Dang.  Had to rip that out and start again, but luckily you can't tell :)

I think this will be cute on it's own, or under a cardigan this fall.  What do you think?


Swsrph said...

Melissa, the t-shirt is so cute. You are doing a great job with your creations...keep it up!

Rachie (Walker's Mom) said...

This is going to be one of my first projects. Can't wait!

Jeanne said...

WOW! That looks great!!! You are super talented--I don't care how easy you say it is!!!