Friday, July 16, 2010

Four Shirts Four Ways ~Navy~


When I was brain storming some t-shirt refashion designs for the "Four Shirts Four Ways", I wanted to work with the navy shirt first, but I couldn't quite finalize the design.

I am so happy that I was able to make the shirt almost exactly the way I pictured it in my mind. It might look a little more complicated than my other ruffle shirt, but don't be afraid! It is quit simple, it is just a little time consuming when sewing the beads on, but the result is totally worth it!

Here is what I did:

{You will need}

2 of the same t-shirt
matching thread
two different kind of beads

{How to}

1. Take one of the t-shirt, lay it flat on the cutting board, make sure that there are no whrinkles. Cut 4 - 2 1/4" wide strips.


2. Cut one side of the 2 1/4" loops to open the loop and make it in to strips. Piece two strips from the bottom to make a slightly larger loop, and take the other two pieces put together to make a slightly smaller loop.

 

3. Using large stitches, sew 1/4" from the one side and go all around the loop. Pull one thread to gather the fabric to make ruffles.

 

4, Pin the larger ruffled loop to the bottom (little above the seamline of the bottom) and sew. Pin the smaller ruffled loop above the first ruffle (so that the second ruffle will overlap a little with the first one) and sew.

 

5. Cut 2 - 1" wide loop from the t-shirt. Cut oneside open to make strips.


6. Sew in the middle of the strips in the same manner as step 3 to make ruffles.


7. Place the ruffles as you desire and pin them. It will be helpful to play around with it for a little bit to see what you like. I did mine on the left side of the neck and the right side of the bottom.

 

8. I wanted to make this ruffle shirt different than my other ruffle shirt, so I sewed some beads to give it a little sparkle.

 

9. Finished!


If you are not keen on the bead work, I think it is perfectly fine to stop at step 7. It is all up to you! Play with the ruffle strips, you might end up with something totally unique that fits your style. :)


I couldn't help but try on my new shirt... Our anniversary is comming up, this shirt might be the "one" for our date.

  

52 comments:

  1. oh! This is so pretty! I've been thinking about adding beads to a refashion, but I didn't know how to carry on.

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  2. Hi Sachiko,

    I love the beads on the t-shirt.

    I have a small request. I was thinking about using yo-yo's for my t-shirt refashion, but after thinking about it, I am not sure how I would sew yo-yos onto the t-shirt. Do you think you could give me some tips?

    Thanks,
    Justine

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  3. It looks awesome! You are too clever!

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  4. It looks stunning on you!! I love the beadwork, it is a great detail and really takes the project up a notch. Blessings to you and your husband on your upcoming anniversary!

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  5. Sew cute!!!! You have me addicted to these tee shirt tutorials. I have three more sets of tees waiting for the next project!

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  6. SOOOOOOO PRETTY!! You're right it looks tricky, the beading adds some oohlala flair though! You look fab in it! Theresa

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  7. Beautiful! The design seems so organic too, reminds me of fiddleheads and morning dew, love it!!

    ~Kelli @ Smidgens

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  8. I just love all of your wonderful ruffle t-shirt ideas ~ thank you for sharing them with us !

    xoxo
    Lori

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  9. very very cute! I love it!
    ♥Michelle

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  10. It is so pretty and I L-O-V-E the sparkle!!!!

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  11. Beautiful! I wish I could get my ruffles to turn out that nice and even!

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  12. That is beautiful! I love the navy shirt. Going to have to try one this afternoon. Of course I LOVE all of your ruffle t-shirts!

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  13. I love how this turned out, very pretty!

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  14. Ohhh is really pretty.
    I love all your tutorials.
    Greetings from Spain.

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  15. I really love the idea of adding a ruffle to the bottom. Thanks!

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  16. Cute! I just love it! I think you should make some of these and sell them on Etsy. :) You are so creative.
    Have a good day!
    ~Miriam

    Visit my blog! girlsoffaith123.blogspot.com

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  17. My favorite so far. Love the ruffles and beads. Very unique! You are just too talented.

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  18. I forgot to say I would be featuring this today!

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  19. I absolutely love this one it is so cute! I will be featuring it today on my new blog check it out and grab a button!
    http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/

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  20. Ooh, I love this! And the beadwork looks lovely, though I'm a bit wary about how long it would take...

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  21. Love the hemline and the beads! It makes it so unique. Great work.

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  22. Really looks fantastic on you! The ruffles almost remind me of fiddlehead ferns....which has the wheels going in my head now...I think you just inspired me!

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  23. Thank You for that. You bring such joy into so many homes by sharing your creations! You may be the one who gets me back into sewing. Paper has taken over for some years now, fabric may come back. Cutting knit fabric is a challenge. I made a quilt one time with T-shirts. It was a challenge! Thank heavens for quilting rulers, mats and cutting wheels!

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  24. I think I just found my next project! This is so pretty I can't wait to start

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  25. You are so clever! I wold never be brave enough to cut up shirts the way you do, but yours always come out fabulous!!!

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  26. Lovely, as always!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-ruffled-and-beaded-t-shirt-refashion/2010/07/18/
    --Anne

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  27. this is really nice! great idea! :D

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  28. Love the ruffles along the hem!

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  29. pretty!
    i want to try this someday. just like you, Sachiko, my to-make list is growing :D

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  30. Thank you thank you thank you!!! You have just solved my dilemma of a small stain on one of my favorite tanks. Due to the position, I wanted to do a vertical ruffle but wasn't sure how it would look. I like what you have done here!!!

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  31. I love this shirt! It's so pretty! The beading really makes it special, I think.

    Thanks for commenting on my Sloppy Joe's post!

    bugaboo, mini, mr & me

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  32. Hi Justine,

    Thank you for visiting my blog! About your question... you could either sew all around the yo-yo and the bottom fabric together with slip stitch (so, you won't see the stitches) or, you could just sew in a couple of places on top of the yo-yo with a sewing machine. I have done this with my little girl's tunic.

    I hope I answered your question. Have a nice week :)

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  33. Great decor! I look at you just a talent! Thank you for your lessons!

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  34. Wonderful idea! Thank you for the detailed instructions. :)

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  35. Wonderful idea and demonstration. Thank you! I'll definitely try it sometime.

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  36. You have opened my eyes to the many possibilities of personalizing my large collection of tees!!
    Wonderful instructions. Thank you!

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  37. you are just amazing. I am going to copy you

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  38. Your working pretty good.It is impressive working on shirts.Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Very nice, looking forward to making this. Love beaded shirts, this will work for my wardrobe very well. Thanks for sharing you talent with us. Wonderful job!

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  40. I dig this navy running ruffles t-shirt you have great creative skill.I think it's so cool that we can express ourselves in this manner & have the internet to share it with millions of other people who may have not ever even tried this sort of project, but now see that you don't have to start from square one to create your own wardrobe.I have been doing this same type of thing for a while now &I love wearing my own creations.I'm a teacher assistant/School Bus Driver & the kids all Love them too.I use various things like Wired Ribbon(gathered)Lace,Material,sometimes ripped in lengths or cut to size,sometimes I even buy some type of embellishments.I just finished some for the new School year.It's funny cause one is similar to yours except it's done with a purple striped wire ribbon,gathered down the middle and it has a circle done with the ribbon twisted over itself 3-times.Not my usual color but i really like it.Thanks for CREATING.......

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  41. Do you ever sale these? I am not very handy at sewing but love all your ruffled shirts!!!

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  42. What a wonderful idea! Love it, this blue shirt's flowers are so similar to a vest I once made, we definitely tapped into the same flow of inspiration in that moment. Way to go!

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  43. What a wonderful idea! The blue shirt's flowers are so similar to the design I made on a blue vest a few months back, we definitely tapped into the same inspirational design in that moment. Way to go girl!

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  44. love this shirt, can't wait to try making one

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