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I'm a stay at home mom of 4 cute kids. I love anything that has to do with homes & decorating. My husband Steve often gets recruited into helping me finish things that I start! We are making our house a "HOME" one project at a time!!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ruffles...

I think adding ruffles to anything makes it better...especially on clothing.  
A few months ago, I got a few tank tops on clearance for $1.00 at Walmart.  I got quite a few in different colors.  I knew they had potential.

This is what I have done to the first one
I added ruffles to the bottom of it.

I cut my fabric into strips...
The width was 7 inches.
Then I put a 1/2 inch hem on the bottom & sides of each one, so the fabric doesn't fray when we wash it.
Then I started at the bottom of the tank top & worked my way up.
 I left 4 inches between each ruffle.  I put on a total of 4.  

My daughter was so excited with how it turned out!
It was a little low in the front so she layered it with another tank top underneath.  
Then I took an old black long sleeve shirt that I had & cut it to make a jacket!
No sewing involved...it's knit so it doesn't fray when you cut it!

I'll show you how we did it on the next post, but I think it completed the whole outfit!
A close up of the ruffles...
The back...
Put it with some leggings & you have a new "ruffle" shirt for a total of $6.00!
Which makes for a happy girl 
And
A happy bank account!

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23 comments:

  1. OMG'sh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

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  2. That is so cute, Sally! You're amazing! Miss Liberty is quite the model too!

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  3. Sally, you are a teenager's dream! I need to rethink things for my nieces like you do. Hoping it will rub off on me. ;)
    Following you on Linky now.
    ~Tina

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  4. Hi Sally! Thanks for following BurbTales, and super cute project! Looking forward to future projects as your newest Linky follower :)

    Best,
    Katie@BurbTales

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  5. I am following you on the NEW LINKY FOLLOWER tool.

    I hope you will come follow me as well.

    Cheri at Its So Very Cheri

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  6. such a sweet little
    ruffled top
    for a sweet little girl

    thanks for following me
    via Linky Followers

    i am following you back
    and hope you'll link up this week
    to Fridays Unfolded!

    alison

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  7. Too cute and your model is lovely too, beautiful! I'm Linky Following you back!

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  8. So so cute!! Following you back for sure!

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  9. Darling idea and even cuter model! I'm your newest Linky & BFC follower, would love a follow in return.

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  10. Very cute! That's such a great way to jazz up a tank top.

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  11. That's so cute! Looks far more expensive than $6. Lucky kids to have a crafty mom!

    Following you on Linky now!

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  12. This is very cute! I love your blog title. I too am a "home" lover. Please visit and follow! Not Your Ordinary Agent
    Not Your Ordinary Recipes

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  13. I already follow you on goggle. I am now following you on Linky. I would love it if you followed me back.

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  14. Happy to find your gorgeous blog! I'm a new Linky follower. Found you through the Linky Blog Hop! Hope you can come visit my site, when you have a moment. http://www.eccentricleopard.com/

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  15. Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit www.laughterandgrace.com and follow back.

    Thanks!!

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  16. hi there. i've hopped over thanks to the blog hop. i'm a new linky followers of yours. would you please follow me as well. have a great weekend. take care. (:

    elizardbreathspeaks@gmail.com
    http://elizardbreathspeaks.blogspot.com/

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  17. Very cute! I love custom clothes that no one else will have.

    Kate
    http://leftoversplease.blogspot.com

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  18. You can't go wrong with ruffles. Your daughter looks so cute in her new outfit. I found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. Hope you have a chance to visit my blog and perhaps follow me back.

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  19. How cute! I'm a new Linky Follower... hope to see you over at my blog, http://intheoldroad.blogspot.com/

    Shasta

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  20. Super cute! I know my 2 girls adore ruffles. I'm your newest follower from the Linky Followers blog hop... hope you can come by for a visit! www.domestically-speaking.com

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  21. Salli, that is adorable! My daughter would love the ruffles!! Thanks for visiting me, I am happily following you back :-)

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  22. Hi! I found your awesome blog from the Linky Follower Party Hop. I'm a new follower with Linky Follower.:) I hope you will visit my blog at http://kyatarinroom.blogspot.com/
    Have a wonderful day! Thanks!

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  23. So cute! My daughter would love this! I would love if you would share with my readers on Blog Stalking Thursday! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-stalking-thursday-30.html

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