April 16, 2013

Refashion: Plain to Pretty



Here's how I did it:
1.) Cut out your neckline....to get it even fold it in half and cut. (We are going to ruffle it so it needs to be cut out wider & lower than you want it)

2.)  Use a T-shirt  to see the approximate size....

3.) Cut the top and the bottom  till you reach the part that would be under the arms.

4.)  Now continue to cut the back....but not the front...we want the front to be looser.

5.) now fold some pleats in the front of the collar and THEN fold it over...pin it. Pin the sides....now sew.

6.) When adding the sleeves....put the seam of the sleeve on the seam of the side......start pinning....the extra material can be pinned in fold as seen above.

7.) To make the ruffle....cut a few strips from the material cut off the side.... Set the sewing machines on the highest stitch setting and sew....it will just start ruffeling!

8.) Pin and sew the ruffles to the front of the collar. YOUR DONE.


The Finished Product:



34 comments:

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    1. Thank you! Wearing it today. ☺

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  2. I love it so much ! this is my favorite refashion post so far because you're coming from so far and end up to something sooo cute ! I'll have to try it !
    Thanks for sharing ;-)

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    1. hank you! This is my favorite refashion too! Now I am on the look out for to bis shirt...hehehe.

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  3. I just love it!!!!!! I will give me a try for make that!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You look so cute with!!!!!! Blessings from France

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  4. I just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's so cute on you. I think I will give a try to some refashion too. Blessings from France

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    1. I can only encourage to try to refashion...its fun and amazing!

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  5. Very cute! How do the ruffles hold up in the wash?

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    1. Thank you! Haven't washed it yet. Going to be washed this weekend...and I'll let you know. I am anxious to see as well!

      Iris♥

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  6. What a great idea! Looks fantastic! Happy SItS day!

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  7. Love!!! This looks so beautiful! I will definitely be giving this a try!

    And congratulations on your SITS day!!!

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  8. Great transformation Iris! Well done!
    Congratulations on being featured on SITS, do have a super blessed day!
    Love

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  9. Great idea! I haven't quite figured out the sewing machine yet. But when I do I will definitely try this.

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  10. Oh, very cute! I love the necklace too! Happy SITS Day!

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  11. This is AWESOME. I had a roommate that loved refashioning shirts as you say.

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  12. I like the t-shirt and especially the color. Thanks for the well written and illustrated post. Enjoy your SITS Day.

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  13. That is a really cute top! I have tons of tshirts like this that I could fix :D
    Happy SITS day!

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  14. Super cute! And I love your sewing pins!!

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  15. That is really cute. Unfortunately, I don't sew, even though that looks pretty simple.

    Happy SITS Day!

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  16. Awesome - you made it look like an easy project even for a novice!!!

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  17. What a great idea! I have some T's that could use spicing up! Happy SITS day!

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  18. Nice! Love the simple tutorial! Happy SITS Day too!

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  19. Very cute! I may have to drag out my sewing machine and try out this project. Happy belated SITS day!

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  20. What a great idea. That's super cute and I'm surprised at how easy it is! Visiting from SITS thanks for sharing!

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  21. What a great Idea. You really know your way around a sewing machine. . .

    Visiting from SITS. Thanks

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  22. What a great Idea. You really know your way around a sewing machine. . .

    Visiting from SITS. Thanks

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  23. That is awesome! What a great talent you have :) Happy SITS day, late.

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