Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pink Shirt Sprouts a Side Ruffle


Please don't ask me for a tutorial.  I can't follow directions very well, therefore I stink at giving them!  In fact, do you know I always got "A's and B's" on my report card in elementary school (ahem, I started out really smart... but then it caught up to me!) except in Kindergarten.  I got two "U's".  Which back in the day was equivalent to an "F".  It stood for "unsatisfactory" and I recall it was the lowest letter you could get.   Do they even give grades out anymore in elementary?  Or might that damage a child's self esteem and force them into a life of crime and endless prison terms?    Okay, let me try to sum up how I did this (while my mom looked over my shoulder, sighing at my lack of seamstress skills).  I sewed a wide stitch up the middle, then held one thread and pulled tight to bunch it up.  I know there's a better word for that, but I need to be in the kitchen chowing down some breakfast, not trying to recall sewing terms.  Then I pinned it into place on the shirt, and sewed down the middle again, being careful not to sew it to the back of the shirt as well.  I could just see myself doing that and then wondering why I couldn't get the blasted thing on!  I think I have a new addiction to making over shirts.  Mom and I just brought home about 25 new plain shirts from the $1.99 clearance racks at KMart.  So, you know what this blog holds in the future!  haha.  More shirt revamps coming soon to a Korner near you........       
                                                                                  

7 comments:

  1. thanks for stopping by my blog!
    this shirt make over is great!

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  2. I LOVE! So simple, but soo sweet! Even the color seems to add a little something to the overall effect! I just did a couple of tee refash...I'd love for you to check them out!
    busilyspinningmomma.blogspot.com

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  3. Love this. I would love it if you would post this to my Upcycled Awesome linky party! http://tinyurl.com/upcycled40

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  4. Thanks everyone!!!! Dorian, can't wait till I get a chance to check yours out! I'm always looking for inspiration!

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  5. Cute cute! I just got done refashioning about a dozen of my older things in my closet and had a blast!

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  6. I got a U for PE in second grade. After I got glasses I was more willing to run and play outside. I was/am nearsighted. I think long basting stitch down the middle, and gathering by pulling into a bunch... is fancier sewing talk. Breakfast is more important than Googleing all the technical words.

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