Soooo….I finished in time! I only decided to “borrow” this shirt idea from JCrew just the other day.
I altered my design just a bit to take down some bulk, I used only 1 ribbon, but more beading. I offset the formality of the shirt by cutting the neck a little lower and leaving a raw edge.
ribbon (I use grosgrain)
Cut a long strip of ribbon. Mine was about a yard.
Fold and twist the ribbon pinning it at the folds. Leave a tail at the end.
Stich ribbon closed at folds.
Pin ribbon onto shirt. Use tail to create more folds if necessary.
(I recommend doing this while the shirt is on you so you can see where the ribbon will end)
Once you have the desired ribbon length, apply fray block to the ends.
Sew beads/sequins onto shirt. I did lighter beading on the ribbon and more on the shirt.
I LOVE how this shirt turned out! Lets be real, the beading took just short of forever, so maybe next time I’d do less….but it looks super fab!