What should we do to liven up this plain old gray t shirt?
Perhaps some more ruffles would do the trick.
What do you think?
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I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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Super cute! You never cease to amaze me!
You’re so sweet Missy!
So cute & clever, Beth! I love it!!
Thanks Gail! You back from the tundra?
What a great idea. It’s SO cute!
So cute! Have you ever thought about selling to local boutiques??
Oh Molly, I love refashioning, but I spend my days teaching some of the sweetest five years olds on the planet. It’ll just have to be for me for the time being. So nice of you to believe I could though. 🙂
You are amazing! Thanks to you there will never be ugly tee shirts again.
You reflect the light!
Thanks, Scott. You make me want to do the “Happy Dance”.
Really, really cute! It makes me want to raid my family’s t-shirt stash!
I’ll never get rid of another t shirt. 🙂
It is so cool and feminin. Love the ruffels. I have made a dress this weekend with lots of ruffels. So fun to do.
Your dress is so cute! I don’t think I’ll ever tire of ruffles!
Have a good day!
It is very beautiful! Nicely done.
Thanks so much!
Welcome! Wish I was handy like that. So nice.
So cute! You’re my new sewing inspiration. 🙂
Oh my gosh, to be an inspiration is the best compliment ever! Thanks for visiting me! I hope you’ll come back soon.
Have a great day!
Q. What do you get when you have a talented lady, plain grey t-shirt, and sewing machine?
A. A cute ruffled T-SHIRT cardigan.
Thanks for the smiles this morning Betty!
You make that look EASY–hmm…what t-shirts are safe to cut around here?
No t shirts are safe from the scissors around my house. 🙂
Are Steve’s t shirts safe???
Very cute! I love doing this too.
Thanks for visiting me. I’ll have to visit your site and see what you do. Have a good night.
Just how adorable is that. And so very simple. I love it. Thank you for sharing your amazing skills.
Thanks for visiting me. I hope you come back again,soon!
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I really need to do this–I have a vast assortment of t-shirts that need an update!
I can’t wait to see your creations!
That shirt is adorable. You are adorable. Your whole blog is adorable. How ever do you reach this level of adorability, Beth? I must know!
You are too cute Cara!
love it beth.
GORGEOUS!! and so simple too – I love it!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
Thanks, Jill! Enjoy your day!
Absolutely love what you’ve done with this t-shirt! So cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
Thanks so much I enjoyed your blog too!
What a great idea. I’m hunting for a shirt in my pile to cut right now. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music
Oh, good! I’d love to see a picture when you’re finished. It’s so easy and fun to do!
Oh, my gosh, how cute! Now that is a perfect example of something I would love to be able to do…but I don’t think I’m willing to take the time to learn. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog this morning! I am embarrassed to have realized that I had four errors in the first two paragraphs (which I’d reworked at the last second) and also that I forgot the photo of the quilt I made! Anyway, photo and corrections are now added…good grief!
The cardigan came out really cute. I would never expect a long sleeve shirt could turn into that!
Thanks so much and it’s super easy to do!!!!
I just got done turning my t-shirt into a cardigan. You instructions were right on. I had to make some more adjustments for mine to make it fit better but it looks good. Thanks!
I’m glad the tutorial worked for you! I’d love to see what you made!
Hi Beth, Your ruffled cardigan is so sweet, and I can’t even believe you’d be anyones gramma. I hadn’t heard that term before “refashion”. But I’m liking it…very clever.
Oh yes, I’m a grandma! And I get to be a grandma again in October!! I’m so excited! Thanks for stopping by!
Your sewing tutorials are fantastic!!
That is wonderful. I can’t sew but I admire people who can. Very creative and fun. Thanks!
Thanks Alice and Bridget!
I always find gathering such a chore. Can never get them perfectly even. I will definitely try your method of highest tension/longest stitch. You make it sound like a doddle! You and your top look gorgeous. Such a pretty back drop too! 🙂
The gathering works this way for knits. Not sure about other materials.
Everything is blooming right now as spring is in it’s full glory right now.
Hope all is well with you!
Your instructions are so clear, with the text on the pictures! Thank you!
Thanks for your encouragement!
Love how this turned out.
This is going to the top of my crafty to-do list! Love it 🙂
Oh good! I’d love to see it when you’re finished!
Enjoy your day!
I love this cardigan. I shall look out for teeshirts to make one for myself. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
You are so welcome! I hope you try it and I’d love to see pictures!!!!
The dress looks simple but elegant!
Wow, now I know what I can do with my plain polo neck gym T Shirts. Just give it to a girl and point her to this blog :D. Thanks for sharing 😉
This is gorgeous, what a great idea!!! I always have a ridiculously hard time finding cardigans for some reason, but now I know what I can do! I’ll definitely be trying this. Thanks for the tutorial! 🙂
You are so welcome Rach! They are fun and easy to make. I hope you can try it sometime. Let me know how it goes.
Oh my goodness! I love this tutorial as well– such a simple way to make a plain shirt super cute!
-Bonnie @ Crafting a Green World
Thank you SO much, Bonnie! That really means a lot to me!
Wonderful idea! I love crafts and can’t wait to see what you do next. Congrats on your new grandchild to arrive in Oct. Grand kids are so much fun, I have 8 and it just gets more and more fun. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
WOW! 8 grandchildren. This will be number 2 for me. I’m so excited I can’t wait!
Thanks for visiting!
Wow, what a great refashion, that cardigan looks like something right out of a department store! I just discovered your blog and can’t wait to see more of your projects!
That’s quite the compliment Jacki! Thanks for visiting! I hope you’ll come back again!
Brilliant. Genius. Lovely. You have combined three of my loves into one project: Cardigans. Ruffles. Upcycling.
Totally doing this.
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What brand of sewing machine do you have? I’m looking for one to start doing some refashioning of my own. Love the cardi idea!!!!
I just have a basic Singer. Nothing fancy. But it works for me.
These are so clever, very creative!!
Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. Your raffled t-shirt cardigan is cute. Love it!
Thanks so much!!!!!!
So EASY. Love these types of projects. I have made many a fun projects from old shirts and even SOCKS (they have great patterns!). Great, simple instructions. Thanks!
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Very sweet! You’ve got to love upcycled garments! 🙂
Yes, I love making them and the price!!!!
Enjoy your day!!!
I think this looks GREAT! It is so cute and looks like a piece I would wear all the time. You make it look really easy. I think I missed out on the sewing genes in my family. My grandma, my mom, and both of my sisters all sew beautifully. I glue. 🙂
I do wear mine quite a bit and I have a brown ruffled cardigan as well. Maybe one of the women in your life could make one for you. It literally takes less than 30 minutes.
Let me know if you try it!
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This just sounds so easy! I already know what I want to refashion!!
It is super easy! I hope you’ll share pictures of your projects!
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oh my that is such a transformation!! awesome
Thank you, Maggie!
Easiest ruffles ever!! Everyone else on the internet say to buy a tutorial or to pull the thread to make ruffles. That’s lame. Thank you for the quick and easy tutorial!!
You are so welcome, Jolei!
hug from France
Can you help us with modesty dressing? Some clothes show just too much cleavage, how can I redo a blouse, shirt, dress?
I’ll watch for some good examples of this. Thanks for the suggestion!
Simply superb! And it looks so easy!
Great to see there are young people who still value the fabric arts!!! I have renewed hope for future generations 🙂
Så fint det blev
Tak skal du have!
I just stumbled on your site while perusing Pinterest , meanwhile 2 hours later, I’m in Luv…..You have so inspired me. Off to dust my Sewing machine and let the dreams begin!!!
Love all the changes. Really cute and inspiring.