Friday, May 7, 2010

Tutorial ~Ruffle Shirt 2 ~


The ruffle shirt tutorial I did a while back was the most popular tutorial I have ever done. I love the shirt so much that I wear it all the time. This time, I wanted to try something a little different but still with lots of ruffles.

At regular Down East stores, they have been selling their wonder tee for $5. I bought 2 shirts for this project. One shirt is one size larger, I wanted to cut out longer strips.


{How To}

1. Cut the sides of the t-shirts. You will have two pieces now. Lay them flat on cutting table and cut the fabric diagonally. (The strips are 2 1/2" wide)


2. Draw 1 1/2" line in the middle of the t-shirt, from the neck down.


3. Stitch the line and pull the thread to gather the fabric to make a sweetheart shaped neckline.


4. Take the strips you made from step 1, and cut the ends with a nice curve so they will have a nice smooth edge.


5. Then, cut the strips wavy.


6. To make ruffles, sew the strips with the largest setting on your sewing machine. (1/4" from the edge)


7. Pull the string to gather fabric. Now you have pretty ruffles!


8. To sew the ruffles onto the t-shirt, start from the left side. Please use the pictures as a guide. This is a little tougher than the other ruffle shirt.

a. Sew the short ruffles by the neckline.


b. Sew the medium ruffles below 8a. Make sure a will hide b's top part.


c. Sew the long ruffles.(part of the ruffles overlap each other, and that's OK)


d. Sew the long ruffles as in 8c, but to finish it off place the ruffles downward.


9. Now, work on the right side.

a. Sew the short ruffles by the neckline. Overlap the left side ruffles a little.


b. Sew the short ruffles below 9a. The end will lay between 8b and 8c on the left side.


c. Sew the long ruffles below 9b. From the middle section, the ruffles need to go downward.


d. Sew the long ruffles below 9c. Follow the natural curve that 9c made.


e. Sew the medium ruffles next to 9d.


I gave you the directions for what I did and how I did it, but of course, you can be creative and play around with the ruffle strips! You never know, what kind of design you can come up with.


I am pretty excited with the results, and wore it as soon as I finished it! I would loove to try this with silk or a more thin and soft material. Wouldn't that be fun? I know I am going to enjoy the shirt this summer!

77 comments:

Irina Ionescu said...

I have fallen for your blog, your ruffled T- shirts are just fabulous, thank you so much for sharing your ideas!

Staci J said...

Wow!!! I LOVE this idea... I can't wait to try this out:)

gigiofca said...

Super cute! Did you sew the ruffles on my hand or with a sewing machine?

TIA

Trudy Callan said...

So cute. Love it.

Lulux said...

I'm going to do one for me.

THnaks a lot for sharing

☺☺☺

Care said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!!

Amy said...

This is such a beautiful shirt. I really like all the ruffle shirts I am seeing, but this one is the best! Thanks for sharing how to make it!
-Amy

Liz said...

Cool! Now I just need a tshirt. I've been cutting all mine up for other things!

Nga said...

this is beautiful! i've been in love with ruffles lately, and can't wait to try this out!

Baker Family said...

I LOVE this! Thanks for the tutorial! I found you at tatertots :)

<3

Risa

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I like it alot! I made one similar to this, and the placing of the ruffles made it look really awkward. With the vertical ruffles like you did, I may be able to salvage the shirt and give it to my sister after all!

Susan said...

LOVE! Your tutorials are so clear and well written. Great job. Over from Tatertots and Jello!

Amie said...

Gorgeous! I still have to try your other ruffle t shirt!

kristena marie said...

That's really great! I just discovered your blog via a friend, and I love all your pretty tutorials.

:)Kristena of thimblythings.com

KJ said...

You have done it again! the perfect Tea Rose ruffle shirt. Love it.

the mama monster said...

oh my goodness , so pretty and perfect! yay for downeast huh? thanks for sharing!

M.Grazia said...

Asoro il tuo blog e le tue buonissime idee, grazie per il tutorial ciao dall'Italia M.Grazia

Jamielyn said...

This is super cute! I love it! I'd love for you to link up at sundae scoop. http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/2010/05/sundae-scoop-favs-link-party-and.html

Michelle said...

You really hit it big time with this one. All the ruffles in a crazy pattern look so amazing. i will be featuring this in the next day or two at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com LOVE IT!!!

casserole said...

Lovely, as always!!! I scheduled a post about your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing, to go live at 7:45pm CST tonight:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-make-a-cascading-ruffle-tee/2010/05/08/

--Anne

Janelle said...

This is so cute! I hope you don't mind if I post it on my blog. I really have to give this a try :)

Deborah said...

It's gorgeous, Sachiko. Just like you. Miss you.

Theresa C. Eldridge said...

you are so darn creative and talented! This is awesome!! Love your blog!!!!!!!!!!! <3

Sandy a la Mode said...

this shirt is sooo cute! i love it, a lot!! great job and thanks for the tutorial!

CRAZYMOM said...

Wow! So beautiful and so creative! I love it. I can't wait to read your other tutorials!!

saffiertje said...

awesome tutorial! Will deffenately try this one out!!!!

Love Miranda

saffiertje said...

awesome tutorial!!! Yhanx for sharing

love Miranda

A. Simpson said...

My word! You are such a genius. This looks fab on you!!

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

VERY CUTE! new follower right here.

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~L~

Linds said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! I'm so excited to try it out! I love the Down East shirts...This is a great way to use my worn out ones that I was going to get rid of!

Rachel said...

Oh wow, that's so pretty!

Melissa said...

Love the shirt. Now I just need your talent and your figure to pull it off. Sachiko you are truly amazing.

Kelsey said...

So beautiful! I'm definitely going to try this out soon. I just hope I can pull off wearing it...Thanks!

M.O.T.B said...

This is incredible. You have inspired me and my mom is going to teach me to sew! Thank you!

the momma said...

Looks beautiful! I would love to try something like this!

mycurlyhairdays said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!! But not as beautiful as you!!!!!
I hope you had an amazing Mother's Day because you are an amazing Mother!!!!!!
I love you and miss you!
Maybe someday I will make myself one of those beautiful shirts!

Delia said...

So beautiful!

RTichy said...

This is super cute, thanks for sharing. I want to try this for my neice for her birthday.

Robin said...

autiful, now I have to find some Down East shirts.

Jana said...

Lovely! The color is yummy too!
Jana

Madeline P said...

This is so great! I might like it better than the last ruffle shirt you did.

nancarts said...

I love this shirt! I'm going to have to try this. My daughters would love these.
Smiles and Blessings,
Nancy

Sew It To Me said...

I love this shirt and now need ot find a down east store near me!

Nancy's Couture said...

This is sooo beautiful!!! I am going to go find me a couple shirts right now! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!!!

inday_adin said...

Thanks for sharing! it is so creative and fun! :)

Adin B
http://itssewtasticmama.blogspot.com/

Cami said...

I love it! You did a wonderful job. I may have to hit a DownEast tonight!

courtscreations0709 said...

Oh my!! How CUTE!!! I can't wait until the kids go to bed so I can do this!! Thank you for inspiring us readers!!!

Jessica Hills said...

That is SO pretty!

Seamingly Smitten said...

I just made a ruffle shirt from a long-sleeved shirt and added a flower. I will have to try the vertical ruffles next time.

http://seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com/2010/05/repurposed-t-shirt.html

Kira said...

Awesome Tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

erin said...

i love your work. thank you for this wonderful tutorial. i put a link to it on my blog here: http://frostedsquare.blogspot.com/2010/05/fancify-my-t-shirts.html
erin

Ammie said...

This is lovely. I love your other Ruffle Shirt, too. :)

Tina said...

I love this! So pretty! Great job.

CarmiƱa said...

Hello,
Thanks for share, i have to try with some t-shirts.
Have a nice week end.

Mandi C said...

Beautiful! I love all the layers going so far down.

I do have a question. How do you launder these? I'd put them in the wash and then hang dry, but I'm not sure! What do you recommend?

Thanks for such lovely ideas!

zeshuregi said...

its really so good.i will try it soon!!!thank you for sharing

lexorjunnel said...

I'm in love to your blog! Nice very cool idea... Thank you for sharing your awesome outfit! :)
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Teri said...

What a great tutorial, and it really helped me get past my fear of knits! Here's mine:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anulewicz/4779178276/

Michaela said...

Would this still work with two shirts of the same size?

by Jelena said...

this is a great tutorial! Love it! The T-shirt looks great!

cool shirts said...

These are great tees! I love T-Shirts. The first one on the list seems like it works only with a specific look but very creative anyway.I love all of them, I laughed quite a bit reading them.

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Kim said...

This is SOO cute and such a great idea!!! thanks for sharing it..

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Michel said...

This post is very informative.. i like it. page has been digged and bookmarked, Thanks..

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ksaia said...

I just found this through Pinterest. And I did it! http://ksaia.blogspot.com/2011/08/diy-ruffle-shirt-i-did-it.html

Thank you!! It was so easy and fun!

Ruby said...

So pretty! Looks easy enough to follow along, I'm going to try it too!

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Bridesmaid dress patterns said...

The shirt is adorable, it seems that it is not difficult to sew. And the idea is great because it can be applied to any piece of clothing.

Laura said...

Looks great!!! Don't they fray?

suchnsuch said...

Beautiful. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your creations. Cal

suchnsuch said...

Beautiful. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your creations. Cal

kiran said...

I really thankful to you and your work. I had a doubt how to make this type of dresses. Luckily I found your site. Here I clarified my doubt and try to make my own. Thanks once again.

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lea michele said...

In your blog i found new creativity! great job! i want to make kike one for my self.Thanks for sharing this idea t-shirt designing so fabulous.

Jenni said...

Of all the ruffle shirts I've found, this is one is my favorite! Thanks for sharing your creativity. :)

Trisha said...

I just read all 3 of your tutorials and I want to thank you for them. I will be using them this spring - if the snow ever melts. Love it!!

Trisha said...

I just read all 3 of your tutorials and I want to thank you for them. I will be using them this spring - if the snow ever melts. Love it!!

Beth McJones said...

Fabulous tutorials! Thank you for sharing your creativity with the rest of us!

honeycompany said...

Just made this shirt in leaf green. THANKS! It is so cute!

dynnamae n said...

I just finished this top tonight. I love it. I admire your creativity and thank you for your generosity in sharing tutorials. Blessings on you and your family.

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