This is an easy and fun way to add length to outgrown sleeves or to add a special touch to an outfit and make it match.
I chose to make a matching tee to go with my STRAPPY DRESS
(pattern available here).
Here is my tee:
This is what I did:
I measured the sleeve width……..
….then cut a piece of fabric 3″ long (measured from top to bottom) and twice the width of my sleeve (front and back), serged the bottom edge and folded it 0.5″ up, press it and sewed it down:
I ruffled this strip with my machine…..
Folded it in half with right sides together, then pinned and sewed it along pink dashes:
This is now my sewn together sleeve ruffle with the edges serged/hemmed:
I trimmed off my sleeve’s bottom hem…..
I positioned the ruffle underneath the sleeve like this:
and pinned the ruffle to the sleeve with right sides together, then sewed it on:
This is now my sewn on ruffle with the edges serged/.hemmed:
The finishing touch is to tuck in all threads and top stitch to make it look nice and neat…..
Repeat with second ruffle and other sleeve.