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Women’s Corsage Shirt

 

I’ve been drooling over the Jcrew line this fall. And I have seen others make this corsage tee, so I thought I’d try my hand at it.
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I zoomed in really close to this picture (in the lavender shown below) and you can see the shapes that they used to cut out the pieces. More on that later.

 

I bought and used about a yard of knit fabric, which I bought for about $5 at Joann’s. Compare that to the $35 shirt at Jcrew….what a deal.

 

 

And along with showing you the corsage tee, I’m also going to explain in more detail how to construct a new shirt from one of your favorite knit shirts. (someone had a question about attaching the sleeve to the shirt after this tutorial…..so there are more pictures this time.)

 

First, fold your favorite shirt in half and carefully trace out the front of your shirt with the scoop neck and the back of the shirt. Always trace both the front and the back of the shirt on the fold and then cut them out on the fold. It will keep your shirt symmetrical. (and always add more to your pattern piece for a seam allowance or add some as you’re cutting….whichever you’re most comfortable with.)

 

Do the same with the sleeve…..carefully following the curve of sleeve that attaches to the shirt.
(Here is my back piece and my sleeve piece.)

 

Then cut out all of your pieces: a front piece, back pieve, and 2 sleeves. All on the fold.

 

After opening up your pieces, they will look like this. The shirt front.

 

And the sleeve. Just to give you an idea.

 

Then sew your front piece and your back piece together (with right sides together) along the sides and at the shoulders. (I used a zig-zag stitch for everything on the shirt, except around the collar, to give more stretch after it is sewn.)

 

And sew along the long side of the sleeve piece, opposite the fold.

 

Now, place a pin at the folded side of the sleeve opening, opposite the side of the seam.

 

And then attach the sleeve to the main part of the shirt, lining up the pin with the shoulder seam of the shirt (making sure to pin them with the right sides of the fabric together)…..

 

…….and then pin the seam of the sleeve together with the side seam of the main shirt. (Keep the right sides together.)

 

Then pin all the way around the sleeve, making sure that it fits evenly before sewing. (Keep in mind that the sleeve and the shirt are right side out and you have turned the edges just enough to pin the sleeve and the shirt together with right sides together.)

Sew carefully together.

 

Then cut a strip a fabric about 3/4 of an inch thick….long enough to go all the way around the collar.

 

Start at the back and fold it over the raw edge of the neckline and sew it in place. I sew from the outside of the shirt, so that I can see what I’m doing as I go around….making sure that it looks nice as I go.

 

 

Hem under the sleeves and the bottom edge of the shirt, using a zig-zag stitch.

 

 


This is where you can jump in if you already had a shirt for which you’d just like to make the corsage look.

 

 

By looking at the corsage section of the jcrew Tshirt here (if you zoom in really close to the lavendar shirt), you can see that it is made up of heart shapes. Cut plenty of little hearts (I used about 12) from your scraps, not worrying about the exact shape or precision of each one. Most of mine were approximately 3 inches tall and 4 inches wide…..sometimes smaller or bigger.

 

Then I attached the hearts sidewise, placing a needle where I will later make a seam to attach it.

 

Folded over it will look like this.

 

Then I added another heart…….pinning it again where the seam will go and where it will then fold over. (It’s okay to overlap edges of the hearts.)

 

Then folded down, they will look like this.

 

Now, scatter your little hearts, folding them this way and that way, not really following any order. And you don’t have to fold them exactly in half each time. Play around with them to get deisred look. Also, make sure to place your pin in the direction that you’d like your seam to go and right where you’d like the seam to be. So that when the hearts all flop over, it’s just how you’d like it.

 

See all of the pins under there?

 

Now, slide your shirt under the sewing machine. Starting at the top again, start sewing about an inch seam right where your pin is/was, making sure to backstitch a couple of times to secure the heart in place. (Make sure that your shirt underneath isn’t bunching up as you’re doing this. Keep it nice and flat as you go.)

 

Go from one heart to another, taking out your pins one at a time as you go. Then trim your threads and you’re done.

 

Flop the little edges back over and you’re set.

 

 

 

 

Put on your new little creation.

 

 

 

 

Completely satisfying.

 

 

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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Comments

  1. design a shirt says:

    Aw, this was a very good post. Taking the time and
    actual effort to generate a very good article… but what can I say… I
    put things off a whole lot and don’t seem to get nearly anything done.

  2. Adina says:

    I know this is an old post, but only now am I finally getting around to this. I’m curious how it looks after a wash and dry. Do you need to iron the petals down so they don’t curl up? How can i make sure it won’r curl and puff? It is very pretty, but it is the type of thing that once you move and handle kids, and do day to day activities… it becomes not so nice looking after all? just curious how it holds up.
    Thanks.

  3. Emmalina says:

    definitely going to do this. could be even cheaper using 2 thrift store t-shirts in good shape. and the fabric’s already “broken-in”!

  4. messabih salima says:

    oh !sublime! c’est vraiment mon gout.

  5. Lynnea B says:

    love it…

  6. Jamie says:

    I am making a tshirt for myself and using your tutorial. I realized I didn't have any butcher paper…but have a TON of wrapping paper! It curls a bit but it's better that taping a bunch of small sheets together.

  7. Pam says:

    Love this shirt. Another idea would be to buy 2 cheap (Target or Old Navy?) shirts in the same color and cut one up for the hearts. You could use the rest of the cut up shirt for a dust cloth, if you were so inclined :-)

  8. Fabulously Dirty Martini's says:

    To add to the scarf addiction the corsage hearts would look great on a scarf attached to the bottom 4 inches! I might try it out and send you pictures if I do! Thanks for your great idea.

  9. Sarah says:

    I finally attempted the "corsage" part of this! I linked my blog post to you again, thanks for all of the inspiration! https://sunshinemamasite.blogspot.com/2009/12/2-ls-t-shirt-refashions.html

  10. C-re says:

    This is adorable. I love it! Have you ever considered turning your directions into printable PDFs so that we could print them easier? Just a thought! There's a program called cutePDF that's free to use. You wouldn't have to buy Adobe or anything like that.

    I'm going to get brave and try this soon. I'm a new sewer.

  11. Suzannah Hamlin says:

    That is great, the hearts are so cute! I did a J.Crew copy on my blog the other day, too–https://adventuresindressmaking.blogspot.com/2009/11/jcrew-inspired-novelty-tee.html, check it out!, and I would like to do more… such a great quick and fun crafty project!

  12. Two Little Bugs Handmade says:

    I did make this and I do love it! Thank you so much. My first knit project. And I am so proud!

  13. Audrey says:

    You go! I love how this turned out…I've been drooling over the J.Crew fall line too, even re-purposed one of my necklaces into something similar to what they're showing. It's so fun to see what you come up with!

  14. Ashley says:

    Dream vinyl…….I used knit and they don't fray. I made one in red that I have washed several times and it still looks great. (No fraying….but slightly fluffed, if that makes sense.) And I noticed that they don't treat all the edges on the shirts in the stores that have fringe or ruffles….as long as it's knit.

    And Corky….great idea! Then you don't have to make the shirt! Perfect.

  15. The Hardy Things in Life says:

    Love the shirt, it is so cute! I think I might have to give it a try!! thanks Ashlee!! You are awesome!

  16. evan-emily-lincoln says:

    Oh my goodness! So cute!

  17. anhesty says:

    great job!!!! you have serious skills!

  18. Michelle says:

    wow this is fabulous. Love your tutorial and the pics are fab … make it really easy to follow. Thanks so much for sharing :o)

  19. Jennifer says:

    So cute! I've been wanting to embellish a plain tshirt but want to make a new one for it. Such a cute idea thanks for the tutorial!

  20. Corky says:

    Know what I did? I had a blouse that I liked a lot, but it was way too long so I cut it off, hemmed it up and am making the the 'corsage' out of the cut off part!! Voila'! I will post a picture of it on my blog in a couple days when I get it finished. Thanks for the great tute! Check me out at PiecefulDays.SquareSpace.com

  21. the mama monster says:

    for some reason i am so nervous to sew knits ( and i'm even a home ec major!). my granny and mother in law keep telling me that t-shirts are the easiest thing ever, you have convinced me to give it a try. i have some amazing thrifted knit dying to be made into a corsage shirt.

  22. Dreamyvinyl.com says:

    How do you keep the edges of the hearts from fraying in the wash?

  23. jodi says:

    This is so cute. Wow. Remember when I was asking you for ideas for t-shirts last spring? Ummm….this would have worked. I know how it is though. It's hard to be creative on demand. I'll have to give this a try now.

  24. Kair says:

    You are so talented!!

  25. Scrappy Gifts says:

    so cute

  26. Crissie says:

    WOW! That is absolutely ADORABLE! I think I might be making them in black for me and my daughters to wear for the holidays with some cutie pie skirts. I actually think that I might use the rolled hem on my serger and stretch the hearts a little bit as I stitch it so that they end up lettuce curling. Hmmm – that wouldn't work on the inner curves on the heart shape though. Any suggestions on other shapes to use?

    Thanks so much for breaking it down into something that is easily understood.

    xoxo

  27. Ashley says:

    Yay!! I'm glad you guys like it. Now hurry and go make one….it'll become you're new favorite.

    And cannwin, that cracks me right up. It sure works for me!! :)

  28. cannwin says:

    my mother in law used to say to me "You can't use an old shirt to make a pattern for a new one it doesn't work."

    and I'd say, "Why not?"

    She's never given me a good answer so I've just done my own thing and endured her comments about me 'breaking the rules'

    So I come here and spend my time gloating. I love your blog!

  29. Blackburns says:

    You are awesome! I can't wait to try this. I can't wait for your tie pattern to come out. I have 4 boys and I have a hard time finding cute ties for them. I love your new look. Thanks for always sharing with us.

  30. kersten says:

    LOVE IT! You are amazing.

  31. Cam and Jess says:

    so cute! I like yours better than the one from J Crew! I'm excited to try it :)

  32. Su says:

    Love!
    So very gorgeous!

  33. Kim's Treasures says:

    Awesome! Great job! Thank you for sharing the secret!

  34. katevet says:

    great! It's on my to-do list!

  35. Crissy says:

    love it! and I love your new layout, very simple ans chic!

  36. Emily B says:

    Love it. I'm inspired. Now I just have to get the darn sewing machine fixed…!!

  37. Lauren says:

    Beautiful! It makes me wish I knew how to sew, instead of just pretending like I do! I tried your shirt to dress refashion for my little girl…and learned I need more practice. At least I learned a few things!

    Thanks for all your ideas. I have tried several things and been successful, but clothes trick me every time!

  38. Rebekah says:

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I can't wait to try it! Thanks!!!

  39. Cupkateer says:

    Fun shirt!

    Thanks for the update on tie patterns. I was going to email you about them. My little guy needs new ties, and now's the season to stock up (christmas time) but I didn't want to spend $12 per tie if your pattern was going to be coming out soon.

    Thanks

  40. Ashley says:

    Mommy M.D……I have a red one that I made and have washed several times. And no it hasn't frayed or curled….but I guess it always depends on your type of fabric. Knit should hold up pretty well though. But even if it did curl a little bit…..it would just make it look fuller and still cute.

    And Heidi, hmmmmm……I'm not sure why your machine is skipping stitches. I guess it could be the tension. I would definitely play with all of your settings on some scrap fabric, just to see what happens. Good luck!

    Ashley

    1. sjwnana says:

      you must have a needle for KNIT or you wlll have skipped stitches… always.
      sorry but that is how it goes..

    2. DPN says:

      Great project! As for skipping stitches, 2 things can cause this in knits..Use a ballpoint needle (stretch) to start, and also be sure to prewash your fabric. Knits do not shrink, but they are often created with chemicals that hide between the fibers and cause skipped stitches even when using the correct needle.

    3. lindaloo says:

      No, I disagree, you won’t always have skipped stitches. It depends upon the machine you have, the tension in the upper and lower threads and the other most common cause is the needle. Try putting in a “stretch needle”. They are made to sew on lightweight knits better than the universal needles. There are also silicone tipped needles that work well too.

      When you are sewing, don’t go too fast either. When we get frustrated, we tend to sew faster. Please don’t do that, it will just make things worse. Take your time and get the correct needle and chances are you will be able to sew on your knit fabrics.

      I sincerely hope this helps some of you who read this.

  41. Rachel Leigh says:

    I love your tutorials. I check your blog everyday! Love your blog!

  42. Heidi says:

    That is awesome! Thank you! I am a basic sewer and have had problems with my thread missing stitches when sewing knits like this. Is there some trick I need to learn about thread tension?

    1. Rose Swartz says:

      If you skip on over to http://www.sewmammasew.com they have some excellent tutorials for beginning sewers, including a tutorial all about the types of threads, needles and tension for sewing different fabrics! Was a life saver for me when I started sewing! Hope this helps!

      Rosie

    2. Jan says:

      When you sew, whether knits or woven fabrics, it helps if you have laundered the fabric first. The finishes sometimes make trouble. You need a ball point needle for knit fabric. Be certain it is not bent. A bent needle will skip stitches on any fabric. Good Luck!

  43. Mommy, M.D. says:

    Very cute! I love it. Have you washed it yet? I'm curious if the pieces will still lay so perfectly flat, or curl up at the edges.

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Women’s Shirt: Ruffled Neckline


 

Nope, not another toddler clothing idea.

Shocking.

Hahaha…..I’ve been pumping out a lot of little kiddo clothing lately and my closet was getting a little jealous. (smirk)

So how about making a new shirt for you that you know will fit you just fine. Because it’s patterned after the fit of one of your fave’s.


(Or you can just add the ruffle taught here to a shirt that you already have.)

How?

First, lay one of your favorite comfy knit tees down and trace around it on a piece of paper. (I need to buy some butcher paper…..I’m running out of tape from taping regular ‘ol sheets of paper together!) You’ll have a front piece, and back piece and a sleeve. I created all pattern pieces to be cut out on the fold, so that they are even and symmetrical. (So if you look at my shirt piece, it looks like half of the shirt front.) It will help the whole process work out a little more smoothly.

Then use these pattern pieces to cut out the fabric in your chosen fabric. (If your shirt is knit…..find a similar knit to use.) Make sure to add enough extra for a seam allowance.

Then sew the shirt together at the sides and the shoulders.

Then sew the sleeves together along the bottom side.

Then pin them into the arm hole of the shirt and then sew in place.

Then cut 2 pieces of fabric…..one about 1.5 inches wide and the other about 1 inch wide.

Stack them on top of eachother and sew a wide basting stitch down the center. (I took the picture with the stacked rows upside down. The more narrow piece is attached…..it’s just on the reverse side. Ooops.)

Then pull your top thread to gather and place along the edge of your kneck line.

Evenly gather and pin along the entire neck line. If you need more….make more. I way over estimated and had a long tail to cut off at the end. But it just depends on how full you’d like the ruffle to look.

Then sew along the center of the ruffle, securing it to the neck line. (And tuck under the end of your ruffle and sew it into place…..I know it’s hard to see, but it’s tucked under.)

Then turn your sleeves and bottom edge under 1/4 inch and then another 1/4 inch, and sew into place….creating a nice hem.

Ahhhh…..

And wow, done.

Can you believe you just made your own shirt??
Wonderful feeling.

**While sewing with knit, you may have problems with it stretching. I usually use a medium size zig-zag to hem the sleeves and bottom, to avoid puckering and allow some stretch. FIRST, try it out on some scraps to see how your particular knit will turn out. This pattern covers up the neck-line…..so you don’t even have to worry about a puckered mess around the neck. Perfect. (But I have alot of practicing yet to go with knit…..it’s such a finicky fabric.) One more thing, if you find a knit that’s a blend with something else (microfiber, rayon, etc.), rather than just a ribbed knit, you may have more success…..and less stretching and puckering. But I’m learning right along with you. :)

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. kammy says:

    I buy christmas paper after christmas and use it for my pattern making paper. Really cheap for rolls and rolls of paper!

  2. Christi says:

    Just a helpful hint, as well as a $$$ saver. Go to your local newspaper plant and “flirt” with whom ever you run into while letting yourself in to find some one. I solicit the end of the rolls of paper from the publishers of our daily newspaper and it can be re-purposed for many many things. I pick it up for my nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews to color on for when they come to visit. While reading how you make your pattern the ole light bulb lit up over my head, just like Betty Boop’s grandpa! Hellllo, that’s right, use the remnants of the plain newspaper for making your patterns. This is also great for the enviornment, as that is about 5 less rolls they have to haul off each trip you make back to the cute guy you managed to talk the last 5 rolls of paper out of. LOL After awhile they have the rolls ready for you when you make it a habit of stopping in at least twice a month. Ahhhh, I love re-purposing.

  3. Jan says:

    Love the embellished tee tutorials. Some hints for sewing knits: reduce the pressure on the pressure foot if you’re getting puckered seams (also use a longer stitch length, as others have suggested, or steam the garment lightly after sewing to zap the knit back into place). Put the sleeves in flat, which is much easier than trying to put htem in when the body and sleeve are already assembled. To put a sleeve in flat, sew the shoulder seams of the tee body. Then sew the sleeve to the body of the tee. Then fold the shirt right sides together and sew the body and sleeve in one long seam (for example, start sewing at the sleeve cuff, sew up to the armpit, keep going and sew down the body to the hem. Also, because knits don’t ravel, no need to turn up a hem twice. Just turn it up once and sew with a zigzag stitch.

  4. Wendy says:

    I love this idea! I have a sweater where the neckline got a pull in it. I think some pretty ribbon (maybe 2 layered on each other) would do great with this application! Thanks for the tips!

  5. Janlou says:

    I find that placing tissue paper in the seams between fabric pieces helps prevent puckering of the fabric pieces.

  6. Pinky says:

    Thanks a lot for this tutorial.. I have been looking for some good tutorial for knit top. This one is perfect.. I made one for me. I have posted the pics @ https://dewdropsdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-new-top.html

  7. containergirl says:

    I love this shirt. I made one as an experiment. My partner thought I resembled a clown on my first try (and to be quite honest I did a bit). The ruffles were a bit wide for the print of my t-shirt and it was patterned fabric. I ended up with one single ruffle….but the ruffles shall return many more times in different fabrics for my daughter and myself. Thank you for sharing such great projects. Discovering your pages was like discovering a gold mine.

  8. Kristina says:

    I made this shirt and I love, love, love it! It's now one of my absolute favorites. I have a little write up on my blog in which I gave a little plug for your blog and projects, if you're interested.

    https://momtionary.blogspot.com/2010/11/craftstake.html

  9. Ashley says:

    Erika, that's actually a really good idea. I'm going to have to ask next time I'm at the dr. That paper is super thin…..it would be perfect! Thanks! :)

  10. Erika says:

    I noticed you said you were needing to buy some butcher paper. I have a quick suggestion.. . . It's the least I could do you have given me sooooo many. I ask my doctors office to buy a roll of their 'sanitary' covering. You know. . . the crinkley paper they cover the table with. It's only a couple bucks. And it's more like actual pattern paper, than thick like butcher paper! Hope it helps :) Happy crafting.

  11. sara jensen says:

    This is SOOO beautiful!

  12. 4 crazy polkadots says:

    Thank you for this. I just cut out pattern pieces from my favorite tunic t-shirt that has seen better days. Here's to hoping it turns out as great as yours:)

  13. Suzannah Hamlin says:

    I love the look of this and J.Crew's adorned tees this season! I tried one myself with a store-bought tee (https://adventuresindressmaking.blogspot.com/2009/11/jcrew-inspired-novelty-tee.html–check it out!) and it is so fun and quick to do! I want to do more because there are so many great ideas. I like the ruffle all around the neck idea, thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Emilee says:

    So cute! And I've been hemming my knit sleeves and shirt bottoms with a double needle (bobbin tension super loose) to recreate the look of store-bought tees and keep the stretch of the knit. Awesome!

  15. Omaof1 says:

    That is one of the cutest ideas I've seen making a T-shirt. I'm so going to make some of these for Christmas for my daughters :) Thanks so much!

  16. Ashley says:

    Eleonora, yes, you can absolutely link my blog from yours. Thanks!

  17. Zarinaia says:

    Great tut! I love it! Can I link yours tut on my blog? I love them!!!
    Thank you!

    Eleonora, an Italian girl in Sweden :)

  18. Ashley says:

    Hmmmmm…..Sawyers Family. I'm not sure why it would un-gather. Did you gather it by pulling the thread? And then pin it into place? I guess the other thing would be to sew over all of that bulk really slowly….otherwise maybe your presser foot is pulling on it and causing it to come undone. Use more pins maybe……gosh, I hope that was a bit helpful. Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions!

    Ashley

  19. Sawyers Family says:

    I tried to do the collar of my daughter's shirt like that, and when I tried to sew the ruffle on, it ungathered, if that's even a word. Do you have any suggestions?

  20. Liz says:

    WOW! I cannot wait to give this a try. Thank you!!!

  21. Beth- the mama bee says:

    girl, you keep me sew busy :)

  22. Crafty Cripple says:

    Thanks for the tutorial, I had just bought some nice jersey fabric and was wondering how to make a top with it.

  23. Kim says:

    This is DARLING! I didn't even consider making my own shirt before – silly me! Can't wait to try it!

  24. Andrea and Casey says:

    These is so cute! Way to go!

  25. Rachel@oneprettything.com says:

    This is such a great project for people who want to play with knit. Talk about rewarding! I love this, I'll be linking.

  26. Blackburns says:

    So cute! I'm going to try this and look forward to your other projects.

  27. Laura says:

    Oh wow! I love it, although I HATE USING KNIT! I hate the stretch and it bothers me how it skews while sewing. You did an awesome job, thanks for sharing~

  28. Shanda says:

    Have you ever used elastic thread to make the gathered ruffle? It is like magic and seriously one of the greatest things that ever happened to me.

  29. Shanda says:

    I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I was thinking about trying this with some of my shade shirts. And you made it even easier! Great idea.

  30. sjones says:

    If you use a ball point needle/stretch needle it helps a lot in the puckering and try to use a bigger stitch than you would for %100 cotton fabric.

  31. Kent and Katie says:

    That shirt is just lovely. VERY nice job!

  32. Becky DeVries says:

    AWESOME!~!thanks for the tut!

  33. Katie says:

    This is wonderful. Thank you! :)

  34. Ashley says:

    I have some more knit and plan on making some more simple shirts. I will show better pictures of the actual pattern pieces I came up with and more pictures showing attaching the sleeve to the armhole. Sorry about that!

    And no, the ruffle won't fray with knit. Well, not much if it happens to. Or gosh, maybe there are types that do……by I haven't worked with any. :)

    And really, knit is tough….but it's also forgiving. It stretches and hides minor mistakes. Love that.

  35. Kevin, Erin and Jude says:

    Um… Has anyone ever told you that you are amazing? I totally stink at this kind of stuff. I hope I can get as good as you one day! Thanks for all of the work you put on the blog for us, it makes my day!
    Erin

  36. Stephanie says:

    I am so trying it!! Thanks for the tutorial!! :) Have a great week.

  37. Ed and Bel says:

    You make it look so easy, I am going to try this project. Thanks!

  38. Miss Pelicano says:

    That's lovely and simple! Well, except for adding sleeves. Haven't quite mastered that yet… Really like the ruffle!
    Barbara

  39. letterwoman says:

    That is so cool! I really want to try it. Did you use the same pattern piece for the front and back of the shirt and just cut freehand-cut a wider neck opening for the front? And did you not have any problems with the fabric strips for the ruffles ravelling? Or does knit fabric not ravel like woven fabric?

  40. Ariel says:

    I LOVE it! So cute!

  41. Michelle says:

    Very cute shirt Ashley! Could you please tell me how to sew on the sleeves? I tried making a sweater dress recently and accidentally sewed the arm hole closed in the process (it was only my second sewing project)! I'm sure it's obvious but I can't figure it out! LOL

  42. Tiff says:

    That is so cool! I love that I can use a shirt that is already well loved, I am going to have to go dig through my fabrics right now in hopes of finding some knit.

  43. Ashley says:

    I just left some hints/suggestions at the bottom of the post. Go on and check it out.

  44. Alaina says:

    I LOVE it! So cute! I have never worked with a knit before. :) I hope to try it out soon.

    Thanks for your great idea!

  45. Sarah says:

    That's awesome! Do you do anything special when sewing with a knit fabric? I'm afraid to try, really afraid. Do you have a special stitch on your machine and do you use the ball tip needle (or whatever…). If there isn't a special stitch, can you just stretch it as you go?? You can't just do a normal stitch can you? Thanks. :)

  46. Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster says:

    Oh I am totally doing this project!
    Thank you!
    Nancy

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