It's cute, and I love the gross grain ribbon tie, but it was a little plain and needed some more color. Here is what I did:
I took some black and white fabric from my stash and cut 3-4 strips about 12-15 inches long and about 2 inches wide. I liked the thinner strips better for this shirt.
Now, I didn't take enough pictures for this tutorial and I apologize!
I have to tell you something that I have learned lately with my sewing machine. I made ruffles out of these strips turning my thread tension to about 6-7 and the thread stitch length dial all the way up to 7. Don't back stitch.
I was so excited when I found out about this! It makes the ruffle for you!! SOOO COOL. This piece of precious information made me jump for joy. I was jazzed!!
Here is where I have all the ruffles pinned. I decided to add a little ruffle embellishment on the right side.
I pinned it REALLY good.
Next, I sewed the ruffles on using a regular stitch and making sure I back stitched at both ends.
I made sure that I sewed right next to the ruffle stitch. Then after I am finished, I could just pull out the ruffle stitch.
Here is the after picture. I was really pleased how it turned out! Here's is what the picture looks like when I took it in the mirror:
Looks like an "S" ha! Reminds me of those shirts that Laverne and Shirley wore (does that date me big time?)!! It was NOT meant to be an "S!"
I think I'm gonna wear this to school this week!