For this project I used and old shirt and a thrifted nightgown to make a cute ruffled shirt. The tshirt was in my “get rid of” pile, but I just love the pink houndstooth, so I thought of some way to freshen it up and keep it.
The nightgown I had ($3, btw) had a ruffle edge on the bottom. I cut off two piece to use on the sides of my ruffle feature.
I also cut a strip 3″ by 24″ from the regular fabric at the bottom of the nightgown and ruffled it with my ruffler foot at a depth of 8 and pleat frequency of 6. Then I cut that in two piece. One piece is about 1″ longer than the other.
Stack the two ruffles on top of each other, with the longer one on top. Fold the edges of the top ruffle underneath to keep a clean edge.
Then set all your ruffles on your shirt and figure out exactly where you want them.
Pin them in place and sew them on.
Then sew on a few buttons for a little extra flair.
I love refashions because they can really help you stretch your wardrobe! If you find yourself bored with what you have, see if you can cut something up to freshen up something else! Adding a ruffle to it is a great place to start!