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…


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

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

  3. two super cute shirts!! great job!

  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! :)

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

  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)

  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!

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

  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!

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

  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!

  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?


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