Friday, July 23, 2010

Four Shirts Four Ways ~Dark Green~


I started seeing many fall fashion lines lately... I wanted to make something with that in mind for this shirt. The color of this t-shirt reminded me of my brown boots that would go perfect with this shirt.


Here is what I did:

{You will need}

Two t-shirts of the same color
Matching thread
two buttons

{How to}

1. Take one t-shirt lay it flat, than cut 5 - 2" wide loops.


2. Take two of the loops out of the five loops from step 1, cut the sides off, and cut them horizontally to make 1" wide strips. You should have 8 - 1" wide strips. You will need 7 for the front ruffles.

3. Sew in the middle of the 1" wide strips with largest stitches on your sewing machine. Pull one thread to make ruffles. Place a ruffle in the middle of the shirt and sew it onto the shirt.


4. Make more ruffles. Make the second ruffle less rufflely than the first one(see the picture). Place it right next to the first ruffle and sew.

 

5. Repeat the process. From left; 1, 3, 5, 7 - less ruffly. 2, 4, 6, normal ruffle.


6. For the sleeves, find the middle and fold the sleeve like the picture to make a pleat. Sew it to secure the pleat. Add a button to hide the stitches.


7. For the bottom of the shirt, take 2 - 2 "wide loops, cut one side to make them in to strips. Piece them together to make one big loop. Use the largest stitches, sew both side of the edges. Pull one thread from both(top & bottom) to make ruffles. They won't be too ruffly, just little bit.

For the thin ruffle above the thick ruffle, take 1 - 2" wide loop, cut in half horazontally to make a 1" wide loop. Then cut one side open to make strips. Piece these two strips together to make a loop. Sew in the middle with the largest stitches, pull one thread to make ruffles.


8. To add the thick ruffle to the shirt, twist it every now and then and pin. Sew in the middle. Also, I sewd along the big stitches that made ruffles with zig-zag stitches to give some stability and character.

Sew the thin ruffle loop in the same manner as the thick ruffle loop. With this, I only sewed the middle of the strip.



9. Ta da... It's finished!



I was thinking that I could wear this shirt paired up with a long sleeve shirt underneath or with a jacket over it. Next week is my last four shirt four ways post... I haven't decided what I am going to do, but be sure to come back to see what I am up to!

15 comments:

zeshuregi said...

Its looking so smart.thanks for sharing this nice tutorial.I saw your comment today on my blog,i feel so good!!!!thank you for admiring my work

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

So cute! Love the ruffles on the bottom!

debi said...

I like this shirt alot!. Thanks for the great tutorial!

Staci J said...

I LOVE it!! I love the detail on the sleeves too, I think it would look great with boots;)
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AmberLou said...

that is so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Gerry said...

Love your shirt.
You are such a creative gal.

I must get me a few extra shirts.

You are an inspiration.

Hugs & ♥♥♥s,
Gerry

Eliane said...

Loved your blog!!
His works are beautiful!!
Thanks for sharing!!
I posted your link on my blog!!
Kisses
Eliane
www.elianemeninaarteira.blogspot.com

Alison said...

I absolutely adore this t-shirt makeover and I think I could pull this one off! I featured it today on my Wednesday's Wowzers. Here is the link:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/07/wednesdays-wowzers.html

Thanks so much! Have a great day!
~Alison

Ana said...

Hi Sachiko, I was wondering where you get those lovely T-shirts. I love the curvy bottom! Thanks!

Sherrie said...

Just found t-shirts on clearance at Target and made two ruffle shirts. Thanks so much for showing how easy this can be! LOVE it!

Sweet Linda said...

Just came across your "Four Shirts Four Ways." Loved it !!! But ~~~ where do you find your tees with the curved bottom???? The only ones I can find have the square or straight bottoms. Do you curve the bottoms yourself?
Thanks.
Linda

Amber said...

Love this!!! You are so creative!

* Sandra Santos * said...

Parabens, adorei suas ideias nas camisetas, ficaram lindas. sandra

61lorraine said...

Its so refreshing to find that you are preserving something of value, and we need to teach our little girls how to sew. In the rush and fenzy of life, so few take the time to enjoy creativity and making something beautiful out of something simple. i have 3 grown daughters and I have taught them all to knit, crochet and sew, as did my mother, me.
Thank you!

61lorraine said...

Its so refreshing to find that you are preserving something of value, and we need to teach our little girls how to sew. In the rush and fenzy of life, so few take the time to enjoy creativity and making something beautiful out of something simple. i have 3 grown daughters and I have taught them all to knit, crochet and sew, as did my mother, me.
Thank you!

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