The “Learning Superpower” Ruffle Shirt

When Sis and I were up at the boys’ school volunteering one day and the sweet 5th grade assistant asked me if Sis wanted a leftover grade shirt, we were so excited!learning superpower big bro class shirt makeover 01Of course, a size large, even a youth size large, swallows 4-year-old Sis, so it was time for another shirt makeover!

learning superpower big bro class shirt makeover 02I have a tutorial for how to make a little girls ruffled hem dress from a t-shirt.

learning superpower big bro class shirt makeover 04But be warned: it is so easy that you might find yourself cutting up every shirt in sight!

learning superpower big bro class shirt makeover 03With this one I made an adjustment to my usual method: rather than adding a contrasting fabric for the ruffle, I cut enough length off the bottom of the shirt that I could cut that length in half and sew the two pieces end to end to make a same-fabric ruffle (just like I did with that maxi dress of mine I cut up).

So it is more tunic length than a dress, perfect layered over black leggings and turtleneck!

learning superpower big bro class shirt makeover 05The ribbon added at the shoulder is not for function, just a fun added touch. Because polka dots!learning superpower big bro class shirt makeover 06The self-fabric ruffle adds excellent twirlability, a necessity for little girldom, I think.learning superpower big bro class shirt makeover 07Here’s the tute, now go cut somethin’ up, wheeee!

{P.S. She wants to know if she’s allowed to go on 5th grade field trips now, oi.}

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