Ruffled tops are so flattering. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at one for a while. A well-done tutorial takes the mystery and intimidation out of it for me, and it might for you, too.
The tutorials are in the source link with each image.
Whether you sew or not, I hope you find an idea or two that you can implement as you work toward dressing more femininely!
Ruffled Tops and DIY Tutorials
A few of these solid colored ruffled tops are so versatile in a wardrobe. They never go out of style.
Ruffled tops pair well with a cardigan or light jacket for a chilly day or more coverage.
Perfect solution for that too big sweater!
This is one of the easiest and neatest sewing tricks I’ve seen!
The flower on this shrug is a great way to cover up a flaw as was done below.
This upcycled frosted flowers cardigan is made out of a cardigan and an old t-shirt, believe it or not!
(source: Sew What’s New)
Another really neat top idea (Anthropologie-style, this time) by Lily-Fashion:
…and a skirt to blouse refashion…
This Ruffle Shirt is also modest across the bust line. This tutorial is on the Busily Spinning Momma blog.
Many tees can be pretty revealing if one gets chilled; without the proper undergarment to deal with that, many of us have been unwittingly embarrassed. The Modest Mom blog offers many nice options for an under shell. This is part of a great all-season solution. They come in long sleeves and other options.
And to pair with some of these tops, my friend Laura tells us how to make this lovely multi-layered skirt:
To sew a simple circle skirt, here is a super-easy, six-panel skirt from Better Homes and Gardens that is perfect for finishing an outfit using the tops above. I personally love this skirt and top combo.
This re-worked cardigan spices up a simple flowing skirt and coordinating under-top to make a very pretty look. Both modest and very in style.
Check out my post 25 Classic Ladylike Looks For You: Spring Heading Into Summer.
“Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness
My beauty are, my glorious dress;
’Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed,
With joy shall I lift up my head.”
– Nikolaus L. von Zinzendorf