Feb 4, 2011

Ruffle Tee from JoAnns Tee

A couple of weeks ago I got asked to join a little sewing project. Stefi from Just Chic asked me came up with an idea to have an 5 girls from 5 different blogs all start with the same item of clothing and see what their individual  creative genius will come up with.

The sewing project started with this JoAnns t-shirt. You know the ones. The big boxy somewhat androgynous ones that go on sale pretty regularly. The one rule was that it had to remain a shirt. I thunk and I thunk and I thunk some more (yes I know that is not a real word). I really wanted to be able to not go out and purchase any thing additional.  I chose to embellish using the t-shirt itself.



This is what I came up with, a gloriously ruffly t-shirt. A much more feminine version to its once boring cousin.
 

Here is what I did for this pretty little refashion-

-redid the neckline
-altered to be a fitted tee
-used old t-shirt to be the panel for the ruffles
-cut up the front of the original shirt into strips
-sewed it all together

Add a cute cardigan, a cute flower in and NO ONE would know that shirt came from JoAnns.

Go over and check out the other ladies and see what they made-

Stefi from Just Chic
Jennifer from My Two Butterflies
Sarah from Sweet Pea and JoJo
Amy from Positively Splendid

Oh and in case you want to make your own ruffly tee, these shirts are on sale this weekend at JoAnns for 2 dollars. You could even buy two instead of using an old tee shirt for the panel.

16 comments:

Kate said...

absolutely adorable!! Creative genius, I would NEVER have thought to do that, great job!!

Mindy and Benjamin said...

Love it Riss. you should post a tutorial for this one!

Taylor {Sew Much Love} said...

ADORABLE! I would totally wear that! Love it!

Sarah@sweetpeaandjojo.blogspot.com said...

I love your version. I'm not much of a ruffle person but this is cute! A tutorial would be great!

twobutterflies said...

This is gorgeous - no one would ever guess how it started out! Nice job!!!

Stefi said...

I'm a big fan of ruffles and I like your idea so much. Cute! Cute! and the lovely matching flower ;)

JennyKozar said...

FANTASTIC!! I so wish I knew how to sew.

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

I am loving those ruffles! This turned out fabulous!

Jess said...

It's adorable Larissa! Totally unrecognizable as a Joann's tee. :D

ColleenandKendra said...

super cute, girlie. Your talent continues to astound. Like this little challenge you five ladies have going. Looking forward to seeing the next round of creative genius.

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

wow! what a transformation! Love the ruffles and the flower!

Sarah said...

That is gorgeous! I just love it and I need to make one to add to my own wardrobe. :)

Amanda said...

you're good!

Holly Wilcox said...

That is soooo cute!!!!

M said...

Oh I love it. I would definitely love a tutorial for this!!! Gorgeous!!!

Celeste said...

Oh my gosh! Adorable! I would totally wear that. I agree with the need for a tutorial. I want to make one, plus I have another shirt that I need to redo the neckline. I'd love to know how you did it!

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