Mid-morning I got that creative feeling again. Twice in four days might be a little too much, but, oh well. Like before, I had to make something, but this time, I knew what I wanted. I had been looking at this Lady and this Lady's tutorials on how to make a ruffled tee. Oh man! was I inspired. I had...so...many unused shirts. I needed help. All summer I don't think I wore a single one of these shirts. Oh, well, I will now!
Confession: I was slightly pushed on by the urge for another blog post and the other half, true enticement.
I want to help you transform your closet by totally changing an old shirt to a fashionable, well-used favorite.
These are all the shirts I had to choose from. *sigh* They all were a simple t-shirt, or a tank-top. (a little boring)
I picked my favorite color out of the mix and got started.
I stirred around and 'round and, finally, instead of using an identical shirt, I used an old skirt bought for the purpose of being minced.
(See the hem? That is what I used.)
I grabbed a ruler and measured 1 1/2 inches down from the neckline and marked it all the way around.
I cut it out with scissors and just eyed it from point to point.
The fold is a total of 1/2 an inch, but I folded it down 1/4 inch and then rolled it down again.
Stitch this down with your sewing machine, or by hand.
I rolled down the raw edge of the lace (skirt hem) and just did a good old fashioned stitch. About every inch I would fold it back and make a pleat for decoration and to make it fit the circular neckline.
Ahh! It's cute. I was so torn between leaving it or adding a flower, but it was even cuter with the flower.
I cut off about a 9 inch strip of the skirt hem and ran a large stitch around the top and pulled tight. Since my ends weren't finished I just sewed them together.
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Due to the knit fabric, I intend to run a basting stitch around the inside of the neckline and pull it tight a little bit to secure the neckline.