It started with two shirts. I didn't get as good of a deal as Sachiko from Tea Rose Home, but they were a still steal at only $4 each at Target. I do love Target.
And then one shirt became strips of shirt.
Which were turned into ruffles. Here I have the collar ruffle done and attached to the shirt, and all the front ruffles gathered and waiting to be sewn on.
The finished product (Sorry, it looks kinda gray in this picture but I promise it's black.)
I am quite pleased with how it turned out. I even did a little flower (I'm thinking of doing one more later.) And all this was sewn by hand, as I can't use a sewing machine to save my life : )! It probably would have been a lot faster had I used my sewing machine. That is one of my resolutions for the year-to get to know my sewing machine better. So you'll probably be seeing more sewing projects from me in the months to come. I'm thinking my next one will be this-another cute project from Tea Rose Home. Check it out along with the other awesome stuff on her blog! I have definitely been inspired to do some more sewing!