Ruffled Neckline T-shirt Refashion | Mabey She Made It | #refashion #upcycle #tshirtrefashion #ruffles

Does this shirt look familiar? It’s about time I got this refashion back up since it’s a staple in my closet and kind of iconic on the blog (since you see it every time you look to the right). And it’s so simple you’ll want to take 20 minutes and spice up one of your old t-shirts–you won’t regret it!


I came to the sad realization the other day (while trying to offer my sister something to wear) that my wardrobe is terribly dull. I have gotten into the habit of throwing on a pair of jeans, the same pair of flip flops, and a solid scoop-neck tee every day. Boring.

So I took one of those basic tees (like you can get from Downeast Outfitters) and spiced it up a little with a ruffled neckline. Much more interesting.

Ruffled Neckline T-shirt Refashion | Mabey She Made It | #refashion #upcycle #tshirtrefashion #ruffles

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I simply ruffled a long piece of muslin cut on the bias so it won’t fray, then sewed it around the neckline of a tee with several rows of stitching–that’s it!

Ruffled Neckline T-shirt Refashion | Mabey She Made It | #refashion #upcycle #tshirtrefashion #ruffles

Oh, and look! I’m making a cheesy face at Saige!

Ruffled Neckline T-shirt Refashion | Mabey She Made It | #refashion #upcycle #tshirtrefashion #ruffles

And then she had to pose too, and makes it look so much more cute. Glad she’s mine.

Ruffled Neckline T-shirt Refashion | Mabey She Made It | #refashion #upcycle #tshirtrefashion #ruffles


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Dee Williamson
Dee Williamson
8 years ago

Oh really…that simple?! Wow! I just got in a bunch of ruffly lacey stuff from my mom. She knows how to make my heart go pitter-patter 🙂 I can’t wait to try this!

BTW I love your cheesy face in that pic. That should totally be a profile pic, somewhere.

Lyndsay @ The Happy Chateau

Great job! I have a ton of simple scoop neck tees as well, so I’ll have to give this a try. I’ll be pinning this post!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain

What a fun way to dress up a t-shirt. I love it!

Lindsay @ Frenchie
8 years ago

So cute and you look great!

Ashley @ My Craftily Ever After

I love this! One of the only things I know how to sew is a ruffle! LOL

Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade

Cute! I have lots of old tees that could use a makeover like this!

8 years ago

That looks great on you! You are so talented. 🙂

8 years ago

I love this. My day to day wardrobe has become incredibly boring and I occasionally think about fixing up some shirts, but don’t. I love how this looks!

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple

I love how simple this is but how cute it turned out too!! I’m going to have to try this out

11 months ago

Hello, I love this shirt!! Brava! Can a beginning sewer do this? I’m so new I don’t know what”cut on the bias”means! Lol! Could you recommend a book so I can understand these terms? Thank you for sharing😀💕