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First Project of 2011 - Shirt Ruffle

One of my goals (more to goals of 2011 to be posted in a goal post, almost sounding sporty here, later this week) is to be better about using up fabric that I have been collecting this past year like a fiend.  Have questions about the amount of fabric... check out these posts: Fabric Posts

I also want to continue learning new sewing skills in 2011.  I purchased a ruffler foot, and decided there was no time like the present to get started on ruffles!

Since I used fabric I had on hand, a shirt Ms. Diva was outgrowing, and the ruffler foot... technically this project did not cost a cent.  {technically} 

One of the issues with a lot of Ms. Diva's shirts is that she is very tall in the body, and even though she is already wearing 18m and 24m shirts they still tend to be to short.  So... this purple shirt became the subject to my first ruffling experiment.  I used a 6.5" strip of the Hearts fabric folded in half (no wrong side showing), and ruffled away.  It wasn't hard at all!!!!  I do need to experiment further with the tension while ruffling, but overall Ms. Diva has a renewed and usable T-Shirt to match these Valentine's Kitchen Towels, LOL!

{ The living room is not fully decorated until every toy is out, LOL! }

{ What a ham! }

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  1. Awwwww..such a cutie pie model you have ^_^. Love that idea for lengthening her tshirts.


  2. Cute ruffle but that model seems to take away from the clothes. LOVE the last photo!

  3. Ruffles and zippers are two of my goals for stretching my sewing skills this year. Way out of my comfort zone, but it's the only way to learn, right?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


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