Today I’m going to share a dress that was super quick and easy to make.
About 18 months ago I bought a box of assorted ruffle fabric (from rufflefabric.com), at the time I only needed a small amount, but I bought a whole box to economise on the postage costs (from the US to Australia). I used that small amount back then, and since then, the rest of it has just … sat in that box! So, recently, I decided that I needed to use it, recently I shared a skirt that I made, but I also made this dress.
This fabric has 1 inch ruffles in a pretty pale pink. I used a basic dress shape, I don’t even remember which one, it was something that I had out at the time. I just omitted the sleeves.
I used a scrap of pale pink knit that I already had, to make a simple neckband. It ended up a bit wide, because the knit was not really very stretchy, but that’s okay, because the ruffle fabric is slightly sheer, Mathilda needs to wear a t-shirt and leggings underneath it anyway.
The best thing about the ruffle fabric is that it doesn’t need hemming! Not even on the sleeve edges, so it was so quick to finish this dress. I think that it took less than an hour to make, including the time needed for cutting. And it used up less than 1 yard of fabric, because I think I still have some small scraps of it left over.
Its easy for Mathilda to wear too, it just pops over a t-shirt and leggings, and the dress is a good length for playing as well. Because this girl does like to run and jump and climb, but she does like to be a pretty princess while doing it!
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