Sunday, March 7, 2010

The blue a little more detail :)

One of my lovely new friends (frugalceo) wanted a little more detail on how this top was made so I thought I'd bite the bullet and do the blue one as well. I managed to convince DH to take both babies to the park so that I could get it done :)

Ok, firstly, rip open the seams with a seam ripper. I'm so sorry if I state the obvious in any way. It's not that long ago that I didn't even know what one of these things was, and I always like things in simple terms...not that I'm simple, well actually, that depends who you ask. Anywhoo...

This is the poor thing with its arms chopped off...

Now it has had it's arms cut open too...

And sliced into strips of a length and width of your liking...the best thing about this top is that nothing has to be exact.

You then lie the strips vertically against the collar ( I like to fold the end under, but it's up to you). Pin in place and sew along the edge of the collar and the top of each strip.

This picture doesn't really show it very well but what I'm doing is gathering the ruffle and sewing straight over the top while shoving the fabric all scrunched up, under the foot. Just remember to backstitch at the beginning and the end.

This is the last strip :)

I have no idea what this face is supposed to represent, but with the whole family watching, I can not take this seriously.

Thanks if you made it to the end of this highly technical explanation.

OOpppss!!! Must say that I got the inspiration for this from here, Lex does some amazing stuff, she's refined and delicate...much like myself :] erm, ok maybe not!


  1. Ahh! That is so cute! That is the fun part - you can do so many different things with the ruffle, I want to make 10 more of these!

  2. saw you on Wardrobe Refashion, nice work! also loved the baby dress you made from your Mum's 20yr old shirt.