Tuesday, July 20, 2010

From Old to New!!!

So I found the idea to take my old plain t-shirts that I don't really like to wear and make them into something I do like to wear on http://elizabethkartchner.blogspot.com/2010/04/diy-fabric-ruffle-tee.html. Lizzy used a new shirt and the same color ruffles but I just used what I had so I didn't even have to spend a penny! It turned out way cute!

I first started by taking a plain t-shirt and some fabric from a tank top I don't wear. I then cut about 1 inch strips from the tank top (I used 6).

I then places the pieces where I wanted them, ruffled them, and pinned.
Then I just sewed down the middle of the ruffles taking out the pins right before I sewed the ruffle in place.
I did six rows and it turned out great!
It's like a whole new shirt!
So I decided to wear it today!

I'm making some more cool things so I'll be posting about those soon too! I love crafts!


  1. Love it Melanie! I've been wanting to try to add ruffles to something . . . just haven't tried it yet.

  2. Cute, Mel! Look at this blog. Scroll down until you see the shirt she made. It's so cute! http://mandcgreen.blogspot.com/search/label/diy%20projects

  3. That is a really cute shirt! I'll try making one like that too! I don't think it will be exactly like that though cuz I'm just trying to use the shirts I have. I got a bunch of ideas from looking at JCrew online. I'm working on some shirts with flowers right now. I saw some other cute ideas on some blogs for ruffles on the baby pants and flowers or shapes on onesies.

  4. Haha! Is this a joke? Because that shirt looks ridiculous! ruffles?

  5. I'm laughing out loud right now because of what Brett said because I know it isn't a joke and he really thinks it is joke or he is mean.