Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ruffles + Red = Wonderful

I’ve been having fun making shirts lately. I love browsing through DownEast Basics and Anthropologie's websites, as well as doing a search for “ruffle” on Etsy. I drool enough to rival my teething 9 month old. And then, I go have some fun with $5 worth of fabric.
A few weeks ago, I actually followed a pattern for a shirt, and then added some ruffles as embellishments.
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I wasn’t super thrilled by the neckline of the shirt (it was a little wider than is easy to wear without having to constantly check straps). But I liked it paired with my khaki jacket (the same one I paired with my fluttered flower shirt). Here I am before going on a date with Nolan. It was fun knowing I made both the shirt I wore and the purse I carried.
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I bought some more red jersey knit and this time decided to create my own shirt pattern as I went. I used another shirt I like the fit of as my template, and then had a lot of fun just creating. I’m really happy with the final product. So far, it’s my favorite shirt because of both style and fit.
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I did a double layer of pleats/ruffles over the shoulder, and then the same thing on one hip.
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I liked not feeling the need to throw a jacket over this shirt! Now to go drool some more…


17 comments:

  1. Dang these are awesome! I can't believe you made the shirts...that's super talented!

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  2. This is so cute! I love the ruffle at the bottom of the shirt and top. I might have to try this!

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  3. two super cute shirts!! great job!

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  4. After you teach me how to make a pillow...I think you are going to have to show me how to make a shirt! :) These are super cute, Jill! :)

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  5. LOVE this! You give me inspiration to get crafty! I have an award for you on my blog!

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  6. Love this project! I'm all about ruffles this year and I LOVE this. The first is my fave.

    Erica (just stopped by from TCB linky)
    http://acireg.blogspot.com

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  7. GREAT job. I have yet to make a shirt or ruffle shirt for that matter... it's on that ever long "to do" list! I hope you will link this up at SewWoodsy.blogspot.com!

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  8. Love it! Maybe I'll come steal your shirt to wear with my new bracelet. LOL. Seriously, it turned out great!

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  9. OK...I like ruffles, but I'm a big girl and they just make me look bigger! That being said...I LOVE the sholder/hip ruffle shirt! Such a great idea! And you did a fab job putting it together!
    So glad I found you through bloghopping!

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  10. Rufflicious! Especially love those one side neck ruffles, inspired!

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  11. These turned out lovely!
    I do hope you come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  12. Oooh!! I made one similar to this, but I love how yours is on one shoulder and the hip. Can you believe the ruffle craze? I love it! I am having my first link party tomorrow at Vintage Pollyanna. Will you join me? http://vintagepollyanna.blogspot.com/2010/11/join-me-on-tuesdays-for-new-link-party.html

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