|After cutting along the dotted lines you should be |
left with 4 pieces of crescent shaped fabric.
|You will sew the gathered edge of the fabric pieces down |
along the edge of the button line and collar. If you would
like you should sew two layers of ruffles on each side to use
the 4 cut out pieces and add more interest to the shirt.
|You will create the collar into a "band collar" by folding it |
in half either toward the outside or inside and sewing it down.
Things to consider when making the shirt-dress:
- It would be good to surge the outside edges of the ruffles to keep them from fraying after being washed.
- On one shirt I attempted to simply sew under the outside edges of the ruffles but it made the fabric too thick and the ruffles would not lie flat.