Sunday, December 29, 2013

Simplicity 3634 ruffled knit

I recently made my ruffle shirt.  I had purchased this fabric from Emma Seabrook a couple of years ago at the American Sewing Guild Expo in Indianapolis.  I fell in love with the fabric because of all the colors and it is fun. However, it is not a fabric you want to wear when you're trying to look thin.

I used Simplicity 3634 without the cowl neck and scooped the neck line just a bit more.  When working with ruffled fabric you are basically working with a moving stripe so you will need to either pin or baste each row to keep the ruffles/stripes running in the same direction.  Finishing the sleeve and bottom hems was easy, I just trimmed so that a finished ruffle was at the bottom.  the neck line wouldn't work that way so I just serged a small binding on just like you see in a t-shirt.

I also had enough left over fabric to make my daughter a skirt which ended up being finished way before my top was. You can see it on her blog. How to Make a Ruffled Skirt without a Pattern


  1. It is cute. I think I have some fabric also from EXPO. Now to find and sew!

  2. The fabric is such fun! I made a short skirt out of some in purple, it just makes me smile when I think of it - like your lovely top. Glorious colors!

    1. Thank you. It is a fun fabric and goes with several items in my closet.