Sunday, March 6, 2011

$2.99 turtleneck

Okay ladies, you need to go out and buy some turtlenecks while they are on clearance! You will love them for summer. Just cut the sleaves off so you have a tank top and plenty of fabric left to embelish it.
Ugh, I hate to even think of turtlenecks! but I bought this one knowing that I was going to transform it into something great.
haha, it is so unflaterring..funny thing is, if I would have tried it on in the store I probably wouldn't have bought it because it was soooo unflattering. But look what I did!!!
I never imagined it would turn out this cute!
First thing I did was cut off the neck, then I cut the sleeves off and used them as the ruffles!
I always like to use my free motion foot when attaching the ruffles. My walking foot is way to big and a regular foot smashes the ruffles and doesn't keep them even. I do have a ruffle foot but don't know how to use it.
Taaa Daaa! It's so springy!! It's still cold outside so my pix is taken inside and the color is not quite right on my camera, it's such a cute spring yellow.
As you can see in the pix I kept some of the sleeves (my arms are chubby) and I just gathered them up. Also I sewed a little elastic using the zigzag stitch around the waist to give it an empire waist look. I wish I would have taken pictures of those details I just don't have much patience. I like to just "get 'er done"!

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  1. That is so cute!!!!
    Such a great idea.
    Very clever, I would have never guessed it was a baggy old turtleneck.

  2. I love this! I just bought a turtleneck because it was cheap and I thought I needed it but I really don't like wearing them. Now I know what to do! Love

  3. this is awesome!!! i love empire waist tops...did you only sew the elastic in the front? i'm heading to the thrift store today, and i will def look for a huge turtleneck!! thanks for the inspiration :)

  4. DUde you are out of control. This is awesome. I simply can't believe how pretty your new shirt looks, and how well hideous it was before, lol.

    I am adding this to my PINTEREST board --- I wish I could Sew this.
    I would LOVE to invite you to check it out PINTEREST BOARDS let me know what you think!!


    Bella :)

  5. This is seriously so cute. I found your through tater-tots and Jello. I just went through all your sewing stuff and now I am hooked. I am your newest follower. Thanks for all the sewing inspiration. Now I want to go make cute ruffly shirts:>

    Stop by and say hi


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