The Ruffled Flounce Top

 

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There was this beautiful, lightweight, linen-esque fabric that I bought from Jo-Ann’s awhile back that I wanted to use for a cute ruffled top. At first, I wanted this shirt to have ruffles all over, but unfortunately my 2 yards of fabric didn’t want me to be great so I opted for a plan b. I instead decided to put mini peplum at the very bottom and a ruffle going over one shoulder for a little shoulder action, manipulating the shoulder ruffle to create a unique design to make the shirt stand out. Can I just say that I am in love?!

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Update: Since taking the photos for this post, I’ve taken the sides in a little and the fit is a lot better now. It was a bit too wide before.

I had original hopes of making this top within a couple of hours and in time for a double-dinner date with my husband and in-laws but I wasn’t quite able to finish in time. However, I was proud of myself for going out of my comfort zone and using my Instagram story to capture most of the process. It was fun getting my followers involved in my design decisions and people really seemed to enjoy watching every step. Although a bit difficult to do at times, recording it was fun and a lot easier to do than writing out steps.

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Wrinkled much???

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If you missed it, no worries! You can check out my Instagram story of this project below.

Now say a quick prayer for me that I may be able to successfully film a tutorial of my next sewing project to put on my Youtube channel. In the meantime, follow me on Instagram at @createandpray and subscribe to my blog for more. Later ya’ll!

Love,
Christine

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