Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Springtime Ruffles in January

Made by Rae is one of my favorite craft blogs.  Rae is amazing about sharing free tutorials and patterns.  I made her Buttercup Bag as a clutch for my sister a few months ago and was excited to find her "Spring Ruffle Top." 

The instructions are easy to follow and I finished my first shirt in an afternoon.  I definitely plan to make it again with better quality fabric this spring. 

I used an inexpensive cotton to make this shirt as a trial run:

And ended up rocking it out in Mexico:

This purple material was an interesting choice... I bought a ton of it at Hancock and looking back, I'm not sure what I was thinking...  but I'm always looking for purple and orange items for Clemson games so here's what we ended up with:

This weekend I had a ton of fun at the Hancock MLK sale.  I was able to get 5 Lisette patterns for $5, so I have lots of upcoming projects...  I also got an Amy Butler hat pattern online that I am SO excited about.  One of my 2012 goals is to not buy any new clothes - major inspiration to finish up some sewing projects!

1 comment:

  1. I love the shirt. Thanks for the heads up on the tutorials.