MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
- Ruler (or steady hands!)
- Chalk or disappearing-ink marker
- Safety pins
Lay the shirt flat and smooth out any wrinkles with your hands. Mark two or so inches from the neckline with your ruler. From that point, draw a diagonal line down the side of the shirt to your desired length.
Proceed to cut shirt along line.
Fold shirt over and make a point at the shoulder and on the side where the line should start and end. (This is based on the marks of the side previously cut.) Next, draw a line with the ruler and proceed to cut.
Cut neckband at the top of the seam, as close to the seam as possible.
Tug at the cut sides of the shirt so that they will roll.
Gather the fabric where you want a little ruching, then pin it vertically from the inside. This can be done with the shirt laid flat, but we think it works best when you pin it on an actual body.