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Monday, November 7, 2011

Ruffles on my shirt

I love when people give me a bag of stuff and say, "Here: I bet you can do something with it."

My friend's mom has been cleaning out her closet this fall and I've been the beneficiary.  SWEET!

A plain white Danskin (exercise t-shirt) was in the bag.  It was a tad thin but perfectly white and pristine.   I already have plenty of ratty exercise shirts, so I decided to play around with the blank t-shirt canvas.  I found a organza camisole (that I took out of my mom's Goodwill pile because I liked the fabric) and used that to make tone on tone ruffles.  

I cut the camisole into strips, ruffled them with my sewing machine and then pinned them onto the red lady so I could get the placement just right.  I had an extra strip of fabric left over, so I played with that along the collar, ruffling it up, turning it, twisting it all the way around the collar.

It's going to be a great layering piece under my fall jackets and cardigans.

I loved turning two cast away items into a super awesome shirt that I'll wear.



Neabear said...

That turned out great! And the ruffles dress it up just right. Looks great with the jacket too. Nice that you have a dress form as well. Or whatever you call it. I am sure you will get lots of wear out of your shirt!


mom said...

I love this!!! I love how you are using the very clever daughter!!!!


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