So, against my better judgement and per some email requests, I used naptime to put together pictures of how to do the ruffled recycled tee shirts. I say against my better judgement because I was going to make cookies at naptime. But I didn't. And now I want some.
All these measurements are relative; depending on what size of tee shirt you start out with and how small you want it to end up. I wouldn't try to turn an extra large into a small, for example.
Okay, here it is...
Make sure you do a continuous stitch...meaning, don't put your needle down under the armpit and pivot your shirt to go down the side. Just a continuous stitch, or else it will pucker when you turn it inside out. Is that confusing?
Now wash and dry your shirt and the ruffles will get all ruffly. Walla. This is exactly what I do for the little dresses, too. Just on a smaller scale.
And I'd like to give a special shout-out to Jakey, photographer extrordinaire, for bringing out my inner model. He does fantastic work.