Monday, June 27, 2011

un-cute-ized ruffle

When we think "ruffles" 
we immediately think to something 'cute' and 'girly'
...well, as always, it depends.




I'm not into that cute-girly-frou frou kind of clothes,
but I've seen so many ruffles around that I wanted to give it a try.
But not too girly of a try...

I had some military green/ beige / brown camouflage mesh.
Cut some 1-1/2" strips and ruffled it.

Sewed it around the neckline of a grey tank top.
I like the way the softness of the ruffle contrast with the roughness of the military print.


Something that Demi Moore could have 
worn into 'G.I. Jane' movie? ;)




I like to wear this top with my military green cargo pants.


The rule of the thumb for ruffles is: you'll need about 3 to 4 times the length of the desired length you want to cover.
And, again, it depends on how much you want your ruffle to be 'rich'.
Also, if you don't have a long enough piece of fabric, don't worry, you can cut several strips and while you'll sew it on, just overlap the two ruffles just about 1/4" and you won't notice the jointure since the beauty of ruffles is... they forgive any mistake!! ;)
What's not to like?

xox, d.

14 comments:

  1. That is fun! I swear, I love everything that you do. I've been browsing thru your blog, getting ideas. You're a genius, baby!

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  2. That is awesome! I would've never thought to do these colors, but it turned out REALLY good!

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  3. This is wonderful! You have some really amazing projects here and this is one of my favorites!

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  4. I wouldn't mind wearing this ;) lol

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  5. Looks fab! It's great to see non-girly ruffles.

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  6. This is def not girly. It looks good.

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  7. Cute! I will have to try this with some of my tanks! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This shirt is great- thanks for sharing!!
    Connie

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  9. Love the Camo Ruffle!

    Would love for you to stop by and share at Calling All Crafters!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/06/calling-all-crafters-13th-edition.html

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  10. This is totally something I would wear! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-link-party.html. I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy

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  11. Thank you so much for linking up to Tuesday Confessional. You've been featured, so grab yourself a button and get your brag on! http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/06/tuesday-confessional-sew-awesome.html

    ~Macy

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  12. Funky! Something that anyone could get away with. :)

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  13. I love this project so much I featured it at my weekly Hookin' Up with HoH Link Party! Congrats!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button!

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  14. SO cute!! Love the ruffled, camouflage neckline!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week as well!
    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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