DIY Ruffle Shirt – Rock Your Knockoff Pinterest Edition


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Hi there, I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Today my friends and I are all sharing knockoff projects – but instead of Ballard Designs or Pottery Barn, we are creating our own version of awesome projects that we found on Pinterest.

Rock Your Knockoff Tour, Pinterest Edition

My pinspiration is this DIY ruffle shirt by All Things Heart and Home that is SO adorable.

{Pin it HERE}

DIY ruffled tee by All Things Heart and Home

Mine turned out a bit different, so here’s how I made it:

Start with two shirts, one nice and comfy and another that you won’t mind cutting up.  (I got the striped on one clearance at Target but you can use any old shirt or find a cheap one at Goodwill.)  Choose any color or pattern – I really liked the contrast with the stripes.

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Cut a rectangle out of the back of the shirt, full length and width.  Then cut it into about 6 long strips, about 1.5 inches wide.

Slide some cardboard inside the shirt to help from pinning the front and back together.

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See image below.

1.  Pin the first row into place.  This was a little tricky to do freehand so I started pinning each end and then met in the middle.  Make little folds as you go to make the ruffles.

2.  Stitch into place.

3.  I made another row, this time just outside of the first row.  Fold the first row inward and pin them close together.

4.  Stitch and then fold the first row back into place.

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5. Pin and stitch the remaining rows until there’s just a thin space in the middle.

6. Finally cut a bit wider piece of fabric (enough that it will cover any exposed stitches) and pin into place with ruffles. Round out the bottom edges to blend in with the other rows.

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Make one thin stitch directly down the middle, stopping before the end (notice that I started and ended my stitches on the black part so the thread wouldn’t be very obvious).

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You can see that mine ended up being a lot more round than my inspiration piece, and I’m fine with that.

Tutorial for how to make a DIY ruffle shirt - Rock Your Knockoff Pinterest Edition.  girlinthegarage.net

I absolutely love my new shirt!  I wear a lot of black in the winter so this is one way to add some flair to an otherwise boring outfit.

You can bet I will be making this DIY ruffle shirt again.  I think a floral one for summer would be gorgeous!

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Thank you so much for visiting today!

Do you have any shirts that could use some embellishments?

Jen

Come back Wednesday for a Celebration of Winter project and also Thursday for Themed Furniture Makeover Day!

Now please visit my friends’ Pinterest Knockoff projects also:

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13 Comments on DIY Ruffle Shirt – Rock Your Knockoff Pinterest Edition

  1. Paula@SweetPea
    January 19, 2015 at 6:53 am (2 years ago)

    What a cute project! I am the sponsor of an after school fashion club at school and I’ll bet that the girls would love to make this. I’ll be sure to show it to them at our next meeting.
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  2. Dria
    January 19, 2015 at 12:02 pm (2 years ago)

    JEN THIS is adorable, I would so buy this, you did an amazing job!

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  3. Jeanette @ Snazzy Little Things
    January 20, 2015 at 12:54 am (2 years ago)

    I love having such talented friends, ruffles intimidate me a little bit so I read this very carefully. I’m working on making a dog crate cover with big fluffy ruffles. Any advice you have for a newbie is much appreciated. This shirt is absolutely adorable.
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  4. Wendi @ H2OBungalow
    January 20, 2015 at 10:56 am (2 years ago)

    Too Cute! Love your ruffled shirt project! I’m going to have to try it because I don’t like plain t-shirts…just ones with something, especially frills, on them:) Of course my dilemma is that I love the way t-shirts feel, so soft and comfy. Pinning!
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  5. Jeanette
    January 21, 2015 at 9:27 am (2 years ago)

    Jen, I just put my sewing machine away this morning. I had to sew the pocket on my bathrobe that was hanging on one side for the past 3 months! I just might have to get it back out now!! I love this idea. It’s something easy even I could do. Thanks Jeanette
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  6. Dorth
    January 22, 2015 at 3:01 pm (2 years ago)

    I really like this project. What a nice way to have a one-of-a-kind t-shirt.

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  7. Lisa
    January 27, 2015 at 3:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Jen, this shirt is so stinkin CUTE. I LOVE IT and I sew too so I’ll have to try something fun like that. Thank you again for linking up and I’ll share this this week too. xo Lisa
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