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How-To: One-Shoulder Ruffle Shirt

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CRAFT: Sew and Sew

By Erica Domesek
As we welcome the summer season, we say “Yes!” to all things light, airy, and fun! Sporting lightweight ruffles day or night is a great way to dive head first into the season. Inspired by the likes of ultra-feminine and flirty designs by Kate Spade, Cynthia Rowely, and Oscar de la Renta, this one-shoulder ruffle tee is the perfect blend of casual comfort and carefree cuteness! Chances are, you probably have the ingredients laying around at home for this designer-inspired DIY that’s a “must do.”

Ruffleshirt Tee Materials


White cotton T-shirt
Fabric scissors
Straight pins
Sewing needle
in a color to match the T-shirt


Ruffleshirt Step1
Step 1: Lay your T-shirt on a flat surface and cut off approximately 3″-4″ (depends on how long your shirt is, and how large you want your ruffle to be).
Ruffleshirt Step2
Step 2: Cut a curved asymmetrical line from one shoulder down to the opposite armpit. (Use an erasable marking tool if you need to draw a line to help with the cut.)
Ruffleshirt Step3
Step 3: Cut the bottom piece to create one long strip.
Ruffleshirt Step4
Step 4: Scrunch and pin the fabric strip along the asymmetrical neckline.
Ruffleshirt Step5
Step 5: Sew the ruffle strip using a sewing needle and thread, using small stitches all along the neckline.
Ruffleshirt Step6
Step 6: For a more dramatic ruffle, use a fabric piece from another T-shirt. If you buy a 3-pack, you can make several!
P.S. If your T-shirt is too loose under the arm, sew a few extra stitches to create a fitted bustline.
About the Author:
Author Erica Domesek
Erica Domesek is a distinguished DIY and style expert, founder of innovative designer DIY brand “PS-I Made This….“. Erica’s creative motto, “I see it, I like it, I make it,” reflects the belief that one can find inspiration anywhere and transform what one sees into something fabulous to wear, use, or look at.

14 thoughts on “How-To: One-Shoulder Ruffle Shirt

  1. KeeleyC says:

    Absolutely love this idea and I’d like to recreate it, but with the ruffles, is it all the way around the neckline, or is it just on the front of the shirt?

  2. Julie says:

    This is just lovely!

  3. Natalie Zee Drieu says:

    Hi Keeley,
    This ruffle was done just on the front according to Erica but you can do it along the back too if you wish! It’s open to any DIY interpretation.
    – Natalie

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  7. vdrafts says:

    This was an easy afternoon project. I did sew the hem on the shirt and the ruffle for a more finished look. It looks great.

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