28 July 2011
Spring Ruffle Dresses
I made these Spring Ruffle Dresses about a month ago and we have been wearing them a lot! Nothing is more perfect for this age than a sundress: quick diaper changes, easy removal, and at this short length no restriction on movement. This is the very last of their quilt fabrics and bedroom fabrics (Basic Grey's Sultry for Moda).
I used the Spring Ruffle Top tutorial on Sew Mama Sew with a couple of modifications.
First, I just used the tiny bit of fabric I had left for the skirt portion rather than measuring it and gathered it to fit the front portion in the center only.
Second, I cut the back bodice piece the same length as the back skirt piece and shirred it with elastic bobbin thread so it would grow with them and maybe be used as a top next year.
I think I also reduced all the width measurements of the bodice and strap pieces to 2 inches.
I think this is the perfect beginner clothing sewing pattern (hint hint, Jessica... I think you could totally do this for K, espeically without the shirring :-p)