Next, I folded some tulle in half, and then followed the line of thread already on the shirt. And that was all I had to do for that. SO easy. In fact, I often find myself looking at DI for shirts that would look great as skirts for B.
Wanna know how? Let’s do it!
My turtleneck had a seam at the back of the neck part. So start at the seam, and carefully cut off the neck (carefully so that you don’t cut the shirt underneath it!). Cut it nicely, because you’ll be using the part you just cut off.
I cut the piece you just took off in half length-wise (you know, hot dog way), so I ended up with a strip about 1 1/2″ wide, and 10ish inches long. Sew a basting strip down the middle and pull on one of the strings to ruffle it.
Pin to shirt, and starting at the bottom of the ruffle, sew it on. You start at the bottom so you don’t have to try and stretch the neck to avoid sewing the shirt together where you don’t want to.
Here’s what it will look like. I did add two big black buttons at this point, but I didn’t take a picture.
On to the ruffley wrists! My shirt was double layered on the cuff here. I stuck my picker in there and ripped a straight line.
Then continued on with my scissors around the whole thing–don’t worry about the seam if there is one. Just cut to the seam.
It will look like this. **Here’s another thing I think I would do differently if I were you:). I would cut the top layer a little shorter than the first so that you have a ruffled layer. Just cut curved up to the seam when you get there. Or just do it like I did. It’s still cute.
Here’s the fun part! Take one of those layers you just cut, and pull tightly with your fingers. Don’t pull back while you are sewing–still let your sewing machine do the work. But keep a good stretch going between your two fingers as you stretch the knit and let the machine do the moving.
Repeat with other layer.
Much cuter, don’t you think?
Snag the nearest baby (hopefully one that’s yours or one you at least know!), and let them play in their new outfit!