DIY | Ruffled Top

DIY | Ruffled Top

Today is the final day of my Upcycling Shirts Tutorials series. This obviously does not mean that I am done with reusing old shirts, but I think that it’s time for some new tutorials and inspiration sources. 
So here it is the last in the series:
Take an old plain top (a new one is of course, also fine)
Take one old shirt, I used an old mens shirt from my boyfriend.
1. Cut the shirt into strips like in the picture. (the length depends on the size of your shirt and how much you want to ruffle them. I just cut the strips as long as possible and cut the excess fabric of when I pinned it on he shirt)
2. Sew the edges of the strips, so they don’t raffle anymore.
3. Ruffle the strips with you’re sewing machine with the help of this tutorial.
4. Sew the ruffles to the top.
 Pictures by Lana

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  • emmy 30th May 2012 at 9:21 am

    love this! i have a bag with my bf’s old shirts thata i’ve been meaning to do something with and this is perfect!

    • Lana 30th May 2012 at 10:33 am

      Thank you! Good luck with crafting the old shirts ;)

  • J 30th May 2012 at 9:37 am

    love it…

    • Lana 30th May 2012 at 10:33 am

      Thank you! xx

  • Anonymous 28th July 2012 at 5:45 pm


  • Brooke 30th July 2012 at 10:04 pm

    This is soo awesome!! Mine turned out so great!

  • Gabi 2nd September 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Lovely :) Wheres your dress from? It’s gorgeous!

    • Lana Red 3rd September 2012 at 5:20 pm

      Hi Gabi! Thank you for the compliments:)

      The dress is from forever21. I bought it about a year and a half ago when I was in New York.


    • Megan 9th October 2012 at 7:52 pm

      I was wondering the same thing Gabi thanks for asking! Lana, do you think it is still available? Btw the color looks great on you:)

    • Lana Red 10th October 2012 at 5:58 pm

      Hi Megan,

      I honestly don’t know if it’s still available. I bought last autumn in New York and I don’t really know how long the store keeps an item for sale. We don’t have a Forever 21 in Holland, or else I would check it out for you. If you can’t find it in there (online)store, you can always try ebay?

      Good luck on your search, and could you let me know when you find it?

      xx Lana

  • Casabelén Vejer 13th November 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Love it!! (means “me encanta” in spanish) I will follow you from Spain you have very good taste with your blog & contents and if you don’t mind I will feature it at my new blog, will be a pleasure, I am a beginner, hope you like it:

    • Lana Red 21st November 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Hi! Thank you for the compliment! And your blog looks great!xx

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