ruffles and knit and upcycled tees…oh my

These ruffle tee tutorials (say that 3 times fast!) have been floating around the web for a while now and this morning I had some spare minutes and thought I would give it a go.

Here’s the finished product. I took an old Target long sleeve tee, cut off the sleeves and turned it into this.

I started out with 6 ruffles and when I put on the first 3, I thought that it would be enough just looking at it on the table. Then I put it on…

ruffle tee (1st attempt)

ruffle tee (1st attempt)
(dare I actually show my face??)

Now, I’m thinking I need to add at least 2 more ruffles OR a longer ruffle around the neck on the top.

Any thoughts? Opinions?

I will say this was a pretty easy thing to sew. It’s a great way to upcycle a tee that you don’t normally wear anymore. (In my case the sleeves were getting too tight) And while sewing with knits is a little tricky, it was overall pretty simple and great thing to practice with.

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