Spring Top Tutorial: Flamenco Ruffled Tank, Spring Top 1

I found some tank tops on sale at two for the price of one so I bought them. I hand dyed them with blue Rit dye and then combined two to make this cute, ruffled top.
Flamenco Ruffled Tank
I drew lines on the tank to guide my sewing.
I cut up the other tank in strips the same a little wider then the lines I drew so they would overlap a little when I sewed them down. Then I made each ruffle strip about 3 times the length of each line I drew, ruffled them by gathering and sewed them down.

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  1. You are so creative Justine! I love this idea, it’s so cute!!!

  2. I love it! Simple and pretty. Great job!

  3. Good idea, very nice!!

  4. I love the subtle ombre effect, gorgeous top!

  5. I LOVE this, super cute, it is now on my “to do for summer” list.

  6. This is really cute. The ruffles are fabulous touch :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :) :)

  7. That is a great idea. I will have to try it

  8. Carol Davis says:

    So cute!!!!

  9. Sew Country Chick says:

    Thanks so much. I hope you make one too!

  10. This is so cute! It it inspiring me to make more spring shirts! BTW. I love your photography, too!

  11. so creative! tfs

  12. I totally love this! It takes the tank to a whole new level <3

  13. Love this idea, and will add my own twist when I sew up a bunch of tees. Thanks Justine :-)

  14. What a cute little tank top! And those shades of blue are quite divine.

  15. I’m a new GFC follower from the Sunday blog hop!

  16. wow!! this is a great tutorial. I am your new follower..I found you through Sunday Blog hop. :)

  17. love all your ideas!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Blissful and Domestic Sunday Blog Hop. Hope to see you back tonight.


  18. Laurice Anderson says:

    Hi! This flamenco ruffled tank is absolutely gorgeous. You made it fabulous. Great job!


  19. tank top dress says:

    Such a great idea ..am gonna try this soon

  20. This is lovely! I have something similar to this in my sewing pile right now!

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