the scraps of fabric were leftovers from the skirts nicole made for our girls (from this tutorial).
this is what the scraps looked like.
some pieces thinner, some thicker.
i needed to make 3 tanks,
so i divided up the scraps so each top had the same amount in each size.
there was no measuring involved.
(i’m realizing now this isn’t going to be a very good tutorial, as i have no measurements. hmm… i’ll make some guesses)
each top had 2 pieces about 2″ x 20″, and 1 piece about 3″ x 30″ (maybe shorter?).
i didn’t finish any edges.
i like it frayed and scrappy.
but you could finish them with a zigzag if your kids are well-behaved and allow you all the time in the world to do stuff like that.
i just took my fabric and fed in into my machine with a straight stitch. i used the longest stitch i had and tightened my tension all the way. i’ve found that when i do that, the machine does a little bit of the ruffling/gathering for me. not all machines do that. mine is just special (not really – its probably some sort of error). so run it through your machine and then pukll on one string until the ruffle is the length you like.
can you see in the pic above how i just folded the top edge under? do that, then run a straight stitch down the ruffle to attach it to the shirt, and fold under the bottom edge, too.
man, these instructions stink. sorry.