Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ruffly Ruffles

I was able to get several woman's tank tops for a $1 at the thrift store. At the time I wasn't sure what I would do with them but I new I couldn't pass up the $1 price tag! They sat in my fabric box for bit while I waited for some inspiration on what to do with them. Inspiration hit one morning while we were out eating breakfast when I saw a little girl wearing the most adorable ruffled tank dress.
I love ruffles! They add a feminine touch and make everything look beautiful. I have tried to make ruffles in the past but they have never turned out right. This time around I decided to incorporate my new found shirring skills. I used my elastic thread and stitched down the center of each piece of fabric making perfect and easy ruffles!

The first thing I did was put the tank top on my daughter and marked the straps so I knew how much to take in. I used my sewing machine to take in the straps. Then I got to work on my ruffles. I used one of my husbands old white t-shirts to make them. I cut out six 2 inch strips and then I ruffled them using the elastic thread and my sewing machine. I started from the bottom and added 3 ruffles all the way around the tank dress. I had a little bit of left over ruffles so I added a flower to the top. It was such a simple refashion and my daughter absolutely loves the dress!

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Mrs. Sojourner said...

Very cute!

Robin said...

This is such a great idea! I love it. thank you so much for linking up[ to my linky party :)

LB3K said...

Oooo! So sassy!

Thanks for linking!

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