So I took a shirt I liked the fit of and traced around it, I used the back of some Christmas wrapping paper…worked awesome by the way. (Next time I’ll leave even more room for seams, etc). Just turn inside out, and tuck the sleeves inside to trace.
This is the shirt laid out flat. Lots of material to work with.Then, I cut all the seams apart. And then I used the pattern pieces I made earlier to cut out the parts of the shirt. Sew side and shoulder seams
I cut two widths (1 & 3/4 inch and 1 inch) of fabric from the leftovers I trimmed off the original shirt. Then I layered the wider one underneath the narrower strip and fed them through my sewing machine.
And it was like magic, seriously. Perfectly spaced ruffles came out the other side! So much easier than basting, pulling threads, having those threads snap, sewing it again, and then spreading to out evenly.
Here’s me wearing it on Thanksgiving!