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.


  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Love the Camo Ruffle!

    Would love for you to stop by and share at Calling All Crafters!

  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: I hope to see you soon!

  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!


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

  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!


    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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


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