Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

A simple ruffle tee makeover--an original!

I do lots of ruffle tee refashions, but this one isn't based on a JCrew or Anthropologie look.  This one is a combination of my design and a tee one of my friends wore one day!
I used a plain long-sleeved tee from Old Navy in that funky neutral mushroom color for this refashion.  I bought several of these in different colors when they were on special for $5 each!
A huge benefit of always shopping at the same places is that they use the same colors.  So, I had leftover sleeve pieces from this project in the same color and very similar knit fabric.
All I really did was sew together and then gather the strips (about 1.5" wide), then pin them on and sew them down.
The whole thing took about 10 minutes.  Seriously, try this at home!  You could use any color for the ruffle, too, I suppose, for a different look!
Here's the before:
And here it is with a ruffle on the front!
Rolling my eyes at my photographer... ;)


  1. this looks great! I really love your ideas and creativity. If I didn't have a little 10 month old always on the go, my wardrobe would be in serious trouble from me and the scissors! :)

  2. Too cute!
    Now, I have to learn to make that! Let's hope my sewing skills are up to par.

  3. Very cute! No one would recognize the original Tshirt after your refashion.

  4. I love the little yolk front it gives the shirt- cute!

    Thank you so much for linking up with the Talented Tuesday link party at My Frugal Family, which is hosted every Tuesday. Please feel free to stop back in every week and post your newest projects!

  5. love it! i wish i could just whip stuff like that up!

  6. this is awesome! Agree with Meet Virginia... wish I could embellish clothes like this. So creative.

  7. You are just too clever! What a fantastic DIY!

  8. Anonymous2/25/2010

    How do you come up with this stuff?!!! :-) It's super cute.

  9. that is so adorable! i would totally wear that. :)



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