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Anyway, I love shirts like this. Beautiful, cascading ruffles but there’s no gathering involved. They are really easy to make!
First get some circles like plates, lids, bowls, anything.
How To Make Ruffles Without Gathering
Measure the length of where you’re sewing it in like the neck or the center front. Then try to find a circle that’s the same length or longer than your measurement. I needed 22 inches length.
How To Make Ruffles Without Gathering
I drew that circle on the fabric.
How To Make Ruffles Without Gathering
Draw a bigger circle around the smaller circle.
How To Make Ruffles Without Gathering
 Cut the piece out. The inside circle will be sewn to something while the outside circle will need to be finished somehow.
How To Make Ruffles Without Gathering
When the circle is pulled out straight, the edge flares like this.
How To Make Ruffles Without Gathering
If you go back to this shirt, you can see how the edge of the collar flares and how the ruffles flare down the front of the shirt.
*Important things to keep in mind: The small the inner circle, the more flared the ruffle. The larger the inner circle, the less flared to ruffle.
I’ll show you later what I made with my ruffles, and how I didn’t make the inner circle small enough.
Hope this will give you some new ideas!

Author: Heather