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Monday, May 10, 2010

Messy Ruffle Collar Dress Shirt tutorial

I started with this dress shirt I had, It fit great other than the sleeves were too short, as always... So I started playing with it, shirt this nice shouldn't be sitting in the back of my closet for another 5 years. When I decided what the problem was, the sleeves, and the fact that I don't like boy dress collars on me, I cut them off.
I used a strip of whited knit to make some binding for the collar. I thought it would be the best way to avoid fraying. It will pretty much be covered up though.

I cut strips from an old pink t-shirt I had in my fabric stash. twice the length of the neckline, and about 1 3/4 to 2" wide. I went around the neckline tucking as I go rather than ruffling it. I wanted it to be a little messy looking, I was afraid if it was too uniform it would look really young. Here it is...
Let me know if you try it. I would love to see it, and post your picture here.



5 comments:

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Great idea and it turned out so cute. Love it!

Emily said...

Ooh it's so pretty! Great job!

grandmashouse said...

That is so cute. clever girl.

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Very nice and creative AND well executed!

Kaysi said...

Oh I really like that!!

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