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Friday, March 19, 2010

Lilac Ruffle Tee Tutorial

I am super excited to be featured on Ruffles and Stuff, a fantastic blog for all things girly, and lots of DIY links! Here are the instructions for my lilac chiffon ruffle tee. Cut three strips of chiffon 3" wide by 54" long. Sew the strips together. I left the edges of my chiffon "raw", or unfinished for a shabby look, but you could definitely finish them with a zigzag stitch or rolled hem. Do a basting/ruffling stitch along the top edge and ruffle by hand; be sure to leave the tail-end thread long so you have room to gather. For a great gathering tutorial check out Ruffles and Stuff.

Once your chiffon is ruffled, pin it in the design you'd like to your shirt.

Once pinned, sew carefully along the top edge (over the basting stitch). I used a zigzag stitch sonce I was sewing to a cotton tshirt.

Voila! A super romantic yet sassy tee!

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