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Ruffle Me Fancy

So a while ago {a long while ago} I saw this post on TT&J
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But as things are bound to happen, it got put on the back burner until about 3 weeks ago.  I found a couple of boyfriend tees on sale at Target for $4 a piece, so I picked up two because I wasn't sure what size would fit better. I also ended up buying some tee material from Hancock for another project, but used a few strips for this shirt as well.

After I decided which shirt fit better, I cut the other one up into as many 5" strips as I could fit from it. I didn't bother removing seams or anything I just cut one seam off and used the strip as is. I cut a couple of smaller 4" strips for the top and neckline of the shirt. I cut three 5" strips from the tee material as well.

Then I just followed Jen's instructions. Ruffle, pin, stitch - repeat until the front of the shirt is filled. I did change mine up a bit because I kept my ruffles along the bias, except at the shoulder.

However, this shirt does not love me holding Harrison, because the neckline stretches out A LOT which gives anyone near me an unexpected show if Harrison pulls at the neckline, which he does - a lot.  I still love this shirt, even if the pictures show it being a little stretched out from being worn ALL day. :)

I think I may have to make another one.....with longer ruffles. I might do 6" ruffles with a 4" gap between them. Or do the ruffles in lace. Oh the possibilities. :)

So what do you guys think? Oh did you all have a good Easter? We did! I wore a dress that Mom made for me. :) I'll show that off tomorrow.


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  1. That is so cute. I just made me a ruffle shirt too! I think everyone should have one.

  2. Cute shirt. I have a ruffle tee I purchased and it is one of my absolute favorites. I would love it even better if I had created it!

  3. Crazy cute! I can't get enough ruffles these days!!

  4. Love it! Ruffles are most definitely the way to go these days!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. Love the shirt! And I love that it's white! (loving that color these days).

  6. What a lovely shirt. I love that you sewed the strips on the bias.
    As a woman who runs the hazard of showing a bit too much cleavage too, I have a tip for you.
    Stitch a ribbon at the inside center of the front neckline. then run that ribbon down your bra. It will keep the fabric stuck to your chest even when bending forward. I have no experience however if it is kiddie proof.

  7. Oh. My. Goodness. I LOVE that. I think I'm going to make one for me...or eight.

  8. Missed this post. Love the bias ruffles!

  9. Came out great!!! Love it!! I am visiting from TT&J and new follower!!!
    p.s. I am having a giveaway this weekend, you should come check it out!

  10. Hey there I am your newest follower! Love your shirt!! I never have the guts to do cute stuff like that. Hope you stop by to see me. Your blog is way too cute!!