I am not sure this will work with your ribbon tee since I am not sure what one is, but my niece has a with a ribbon butterfly on it that has Velcro on the tee and the butterfly. This way you can take if off when you wash if. It just looks like a Velcro circle in white and stitched to the fabric a few times. Good luck. I would love to see a picture of a ribbon tee if you have one just to know what it is!