Picture of How to make a ruffle tee
Create this comfortable and pretty top, great for any occasion. You will need a jersey fabric block pattern ready in the size you want to make it. You can use a loose fitting or close fitting block depending on the style you want to create. The one pictured is made using a close fitting block. I recommend using Winifred Aldrich’s Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear or Ann Haggar’s Pattern Cutting for Lingerie, Beachwear and Leisurewear to make the blocks. Links below.
You will need:
1.half a metre of lightweight cotton jersey
2.tailors tacking thread
3.ballpoint machine and hand sewing needle
4.cotton thread
5.overlocker (if you do not have one you can leave the edges raw or finish them with zigzag stitch).
6.sewing machine
7.jersey block pattern (use loose or close fitting depending on the fit you want).
10. steam iron
11. seam roll
12. measuring tape
13. ruler
14. pins
15. fabric shears
16. paper scissors
17. felt pen
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Step 1: 1.Begin by drafting the pattern.

Picture of 1.Begin by drafting the pattern.
Draw around the bodice block. lower the armscye 2cm at side seams. Lower the neckline 5cm on front, 6 cm on back and take 4cm off at the shoulder (neck side). Decide on garment length and remove or add amount.

Measure new neckline. Neckline minus 1/7th will give you the length for the neckline hem.

Measure the garment hemline. Remove 1/7th from this measurement for hem length.

Draw a straight line of 30cm on the pattern paper. Measure 5cm from one edge and square out. Measure 4cm out from centre. Join points to the end to form the ruffle. Mark “fold” at the 5cm width end.

Finish pattern with appropriate markings.

Step 2: 2. Cut the garment pieces

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Pin pattern pieces to fabric ensuring to lay them on the correct grain-line and  on the fold if necessary.
Mark out the length of the neck and hem finishes. Include seam allowances and double the depth of the fold. Cut on the fold. Remember to add any seam allowances.

Step 3: 3. Finish the ruffle edges.

Picture of 3. Finish the ruffle edges.
Using an overlocker, use a  2mm seam edge finishing. Alternatively you can leave these edges raw.