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Wednesday, February 8, 2012


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'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 
A happy bank account!

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

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

  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.

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


  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

  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!


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

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

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

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

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

    Following you on Linky now!

  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

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

  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.

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


  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. (:

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


  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.

  19. How cute! I'm a new Linky Follower... hope to see you over at my blog,


  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!

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

  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
    Have a wonderful day! Thanks!

  23. So cute! My daughter would love this! I would love if you would share with my readers on Blog Stalking Thursday!