Wednesday, July 20, 2011

asymmetric ruffle

This is another t-shirt refashion made in my 'pre-blogging' era: I made it at about the same time of this other ruffle tank top.

This one could go in the 'cute' ruffles category, although the asymmetric ruffle and the randomness take some of the cuteness away ;)

What did I use? ... a grey basic tank top and ... leftovers. My favorite raw materials ;)
I'm wearing it today with my eyelets shorts!

--> How to:

* make three strips of about 1-1/2" x 30" with some light mesh aqua and ruffle them
* place the ruffles around the neckline and the back in a way that won't follow the neckline (one of the ruffle is overlapped on the shoulder and looks like a long single piece)
* cut out lots of round shapes from some turquoise and light blue fabrics and lace, most are 3/4" diameter, some are bigger: there's no right or wrong, and sew it in random order overlapping here and there
* one piece of about 10" turquoise lace that I ruffled just a little and placed under the ruffle in the front.

Hope you like this easy way to spruce up a basic tank top in very little time (and using your bits of scraps!!)

xox, d.


  1. Love the colors, I will have to try this sometime.

    ~Amanda @

  2. You are one hot momma!! I love your baby blue fingernail polish! I love the tank too. Ruffles are so cute.

  3. Very boutique- I love it!

    I am a new follower!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Great project. What a lovely "up-do" for an otherwise boring tank!

  5. So nice! Thanks for sharing with us at Fibers on Friday!

  6. Great use of fabrics :)

    BTW I'm hosting a 12 FAT quarter Fabric Giveaway. Come by and check it out when you get a chance :)

    Q @

  7. You have some brilliant ideas to spruce up those plain t-shirts! I'd love if you added any or all of these projects to my clothes upcycling linky page too! It's a long term linky - not just the usual one week, and gets a lot of views. We have 145 ideas linked up and growing! Come and take a look!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. This definitely makes me want to embellish my plain t-shirts.

  9. I am loving all your shirt refashions. THey are so pretty and classy looking. I'd love for you to link this up at my Feature Friday Link Party

    New follower:>

  10. SO very boutique and trendy. Love it! Please come by and show this off at my VIP party today =)

  11. Girl, this is so Cute! Luv it! Followed you from FingerPrintsOnThe Fridge :o)


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