Tea Rose Home has a great ruffle shirt tutorial. Click here for the instructions.
I love all of the ruffle shirts that have been at stores lately. I also love my plain, crew t-shirts. I don’t have to iron them, and the neckline is great. They were too plain to wear to work, so I decided to add some embellishments.
I took my plain t-shirt (right) to a resale shop and matched the color to another t-shirt. Men’s t-shirts are best, as they are often cheaper and larger (more fabric). Word of advice: try to get ones without printing, as you can’t use those pieces of fabric.
Also, some resale shops have 50% off clothing days. I hit one of those, so it was a jackpot of savings for me.
Cut the ends off and cut them to the length specified in the instructions (I think I made these 14 inches long, which is slightly longer than what the instructions call for). One of the strips will be twice as long.
I noticed that my ruffles were veering to the left, so I started measuring the distance between the edge of each ruffle and the edge of the shirt.
Come back in a few days for Part 2!