Here is a cute t-shirt my daughter outgrew:
It still fit across the chest nicely but the length was lacking a couple of inches. There are several things to do with it! I chose to simply extend the length by adding ruffles! The t-shirt was made from knit so I chose an old white t-shirt for its "donor" and cut a strip off about three times the width (measured from side to side) of my t-shirt and about 3" long (measured from top to bottom).
First step: since I wanted to mimic the cute rolled lettuce edge hems on the sleeves I set my serger to "rolled hems" and hemmed the top and bottom edge of my strip:
Then I ruffled the top edge and folded the ruffle strip in half and pinned then sewed the small edges together (marked with pink dashes). I backstitched beginning and end:
Second step: I place my sewn together ruffle underneath my t-shirt's bottom hem:
Third step: I place the ruffle back underneath my t-shirt's back..........
........to prevent from pinning through the t-shirt I placed a magazine into the t-shirt:
Last step would be to tuck in hanging threads and tack them down.
Done! One less thing to buy!
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