I got a beautiful sweater for Christmas last year. It's the color of oatmeal and has three ruffles on each sleeve. I love it – and that completely surprises me! I don't usually consider myself a ruffles kind of person (whatever that is), but this new trend is one of my favorites. (Can I call it a new trend? I'm emerging from the fog of newbornhood and have just noticed it.)
I wanted more ruffles. But see above (newborn fog) and imagine where most of our money is going right now – not to ruffles, that's for sure. So I decided to make my own new top, and rolled the idea around in my mind for a few days (imagine a rock in a tumbler). It would have to be almost unbearably easy and quick, since the baby is currently refusing to nap anywhere but in our arms. No-sew it is!
You will need:
- A sweatshirt
- 2 yards of 4" ruffled chiffon trim (I got mine in person at Joann Fabrics, but I can't find it on their website. The whole 8-yard spool is available here.)
- Fabric glue
This all cost about $20 with a coupon.
The tutorial is beautiful in its simplicity.
Allow everything to dry according to the glue instructions.
If you have more time or a baby who is willing to nap in a bassinet, you can gather fabric and make your own ruffles with a tutorial like this one, and sew everything in place. As is, this tutorial takes about 10 minutes (not counting drying time).
Chiffon always reminds me of the five minutes I spent taking ballet lessons when I was little. (Really, all I cared about was the outfits!)
PS – My necklace. And some ruffly inspiration below...
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