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Saturday, February 4, 2012

My Rufflicious Valentine!


What is pink, red and ruffly all over?!?

My Rufflicious Valentine Top!


Isn't she cute??
It was so fast and fun!
Here's how to make your own!


Cut out a heart in the size you want.


Trace the heart on the top with a pencil.


Cut a piece of interfacing, or stabilizer bigger than your heart.


Stick that square under the heart, on the inside of the shirt and iron over it.


If you turn the shirt inside out, this is what you'll see.


Cut 2 strips from the length of your fabric, no more than 1 inch wide.


Set your stitch length as long as it will go!


Sew down the middle of your strips, letting it naturally gather as it goes.


Your strips will look like this when you're done.


Starting at the bottom of your heart, begin stitching the ruffly strip along the pencil outline.


When you reach the bottom of the heart, keep going, filling in the heart layer by layer.
Be careful not to stitch through the back of the top too!


The back will look like this.
Pull your threads through and tie them off.


Isn't it so fun???
I'm in love!!


And I'm even more in love with it on my precious Valentine!!


Add a twirly-whirly skirt and you have one happy girl!


Have a rufflicious Valentine's Day!!


Cherished Bliss

40 comments:

Andi said...

That is so cute! I want to make it for all the little girls I know! :)

Leah Koenig said...

Adorable!! And so quick and easy!! Can't wait to try it!

Found you on Flamingo Toes
Visiting from Well Rounded,
leahkoenig.blogspot.com

just tututiny said...

Stumbled upon your great blog and just wanted to leave a comment to invite you to visit my blog and enter my GIVEAWAY! Hope to see you soon =)
Just Tututiny

littlepenelopelane said...

So SO SO cute!! I love it! You are one crafty, talented mama! XO

Cherish said...

Did you make the skirt too or are the fabrics just really similar? Very cute.

Sharon said...

This is just fab!! I love the whole outfit and HAVE to try it! Thanks so much for sharing.

Tricia said...

Ruffles are too cute! What a sweet shirt!

makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

Stacey said...

Absolutely love the ruffles! This shirt is adorable, I MUST try it soon!

Kristi said...

Alright. That's it. I'm learning to sew. Jaime, this is too adorable for words...as is that cutie pie with the curls!! Would be delighted for you to share this at Mop it Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.html

{HUGS},
kristi

Jenna said...

Oh.my.word! This is adorable!!! I'm feeling the need to pull my sewing machine out and make one for my little miss. {Pinning it!}

laxsupermom said...

So Adorable! Both the shirt and your model are just too cute! Thanks for sharing.

Jana said...

This is so cute! Thanks for linking up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam.

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party this Friday (the 10th) and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Oh my sweet heavens! This is SO adorable and so is the little cutie :) I'd love for you to share this (and any of your creations) at my new party called Mix it up Monday!:

http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/02/mix-it-up-monday.html

I hope to see you soon!

Jessica said...

Darling shirt! My little girl would love it. Thanks for showing how to make it!

Kaysi said...

this is ADORABLE!!!

Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe said...

Love the ruffles! Great job, mama!

maarnietvangrijs said...

Wow, this is so lovely!!!! Every little lady will love it!!

marissa said...

love this! she's so cute and the shirt looks great thanks for sharing at my What We Wore and Made party!

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

A-DORABLE!! The shirt and the cutie pie wearing it! I would love for you to stop by and share them at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2012/02/bedazzle-me-monday-19.html

Plus I have a few fun giveaways going on too!! Make sure to check them out.

Have a great week!!

Danielle said...

I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic tonight. Stop by and grab a button:>

http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2012/02/15-awesome-valentine-projects.html

Eva {Tales of the Scotts} said...

The whole ensemble is super cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

{Adventuresindinner} said...

So sweet. I might be becoming a sewing convert (might). Can't wait to go outside with small one without a snowsuit on.

Thanks so much for taking part in our Pin'Inspiration Party. Hope that you are having as much fun exploring as I am and that you'll take part in helping the "Beat the Winter Blues" on Saturday.

juliemadtx said...

So cute and easy! Love the matching skirt, too. Will definitely be putting this on my list of things to make!!!

Beth Huntington said...

Ok, I'm gonna have to try this tomorrow. So cute!!!!

Kadie said...

Your little girl and her shirt are adorable!! I would love it if you would be willing to share at our party going on now-Monday. Thanks

http://kadie-sevenalive.blogspot.com/2012/02/link-it-up-thursday-6.html

Terry said...

Oh wow, this is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time, especially coupled with the twirling skirt. I'm so glad you shared at our Link It Up Thursday party.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

This is so cute! You made ruffles look easy to do. I host a weekly meme called Thematic Thursday. Each week has a theme and this would be perfect for this week's Valentine's theme.

Melissa @ LoveBugLiving said...

This is super cute. Thanks for the interfacing on the back tip. I think that would have helped on some of my past projects.

Melissa
www.lovebugliving.com

Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft said...

Super cute! I'd love for you to link up at Do Something Crafty Friday: www.seevanessacraft.com

Sherri said...

Yes she is sooo cute...and so is that shirt...I don't sew...but my girls do..and they will love this!

Andi said...

I shared your top on my post today. I just love it so much!

http://crazydazedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-cupid-valentine-shirt-for-girls.html

Amy said...

Jaime, this is SOOOO aDORable! And so is she! My goodness, what a cutie pie! Thanks so much for linking this great idea to Shine on Fridays!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Your daughter is a doll!! And what a gorgeous outfit! Thanks for sharing this at oopsey daisy!

Dmarie said...

oh, how adorable--the project and the model!!

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks so much for joining in with my Pinterest Linky Party and sharing these fun pictures of your sweet little Valentine!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Best wishes,
Natasha @ Five Minutes for Me

Polkadot-pretties said...

Fabulous post,
Thank you for linking your post up! , hope you will stop by today and link up another great post!!
http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.com/
See you there
Claire x

Amy said...

You know how I feel about this project...and YOU! Thanks so much for entering One Crafty Contest; best of luck!!

Garage Sales R Us said...

So cute! I am going to have to try this on one of my girls shirts! I am visiting from the One Artsy Mama Craft Contest and wanted to drop by and say hello. I am a new follower! Hope you will stop by http://garagesalesrus.blogspot.com and do the same.

Robin

jamie hernandez said...

I tried this tonight. Mine did not gather so I just pulled on the bottom thread after sewing a strait line to get the gathered form. Thanks so much!

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