Making Stuff: Ruffle Christmas Tree Shirts {scrap buster}

by This is Carrie on December 13, 2011

Our elementary school had a “spirit day” where they were allowed to wear “holiday t-shirts” instead of their uniform.  The problem was that the girls didn’t tell me about it until the night before.  Maybe it was the “Mom, you always make the best stuff,” or “Mom, we have two old shirts you can use,” or “Mom, whatever you make us, we’ll love it”, but somewhere around 8pm I had been convinced it would be worth it to spend my evening making my girls a couple of festive shirts.

I didn’t have a lot of time to come up with ideas, so I turned to Pinterest, the black hole of visual inspiration, and found the idea for a ruffled ribbon Christmas tree in 1.2 seconds.  Instead of ribbon, I dug into my huge bin full of scraps, gathering all the random pieces of green I could find and topped the rows of ruffles with poufs of leftover, sparkly Vanna’s Glamour Yarn.

In the morning, once they finished the argument over who wanted what color shirt, the girls stayed true to their promise to “love whatever I made them”.


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Jessica December 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm

ohmygosh! i love these!!!!


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December 14, 2011 at 4:51 am

I seriously LOVE everything you make!! I sooooo wish you lived near me so we could be crafty together :)


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December 14, 2011 at 7:29 am

How very cute!!! As always, you are so talented and inspiring!!!


carey December 14, 2011 at 8:52 am

way cute! i love these!


Susan C December 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I’m impressed — you do do good work under pressure!


KP December 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

I love everything you make too!


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