I have to admit, I love ruching (a French term that means gathering, ruffling or pleating in a zig zag fashion, instead of straight-stitch gathering).
I found this white long-sleeved sweater on Old Navy's clearance rack for $2.50...
The sleeves were too long and I wanted to make it much more feminine...
So after cutting off the sweater sleeves, finishing them off with a zig-zag stitch, cutting up a TJ Maxx clearance cream-opaque polyester robe, and adding ruching embellishments to the white sweater, I created this:
I like how it turned out. It feels very feminine.
It made a cute outfit for church Sunday.
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