Monday, April 23, 2012

White Ruffle Dress

 I've had the idea for this dress for about a year now and finally made it a couple of weeks ago for Easter Sunday! It didn't quite turn out the way I pictured it in my head, but I still like it. The inspiration for this dress actually came from the red flowery belt. I found it at a thrift store for $0.50 and thought it would be so cute on a white dress. I bought the cotton blend material at Hancock Fabric for about $10.
 This dress is SUPER simple. It really just consists of two pieces of fabric (the front piece and back piece) and then ruffles and a small collar added to the top. It actually kind of looks like a potato sack without the belt:) I didn't want to take the extra time to do a zipper or lots of buttons so a made it baggy enough to just fit over me and then with a belt it looks fitted.  It actually Velcros at the top of the shoulders and the collar has a small snap on each side, so I can slip it on easily.  

The good thing about this dress is it is very versatile! I can put any belt with it and any cardigan with it, so there is tons of variety. It makes it so fun!

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  1. really like this! i'd love to see a closer-view photo of the detailing though. it's a little hard to see the ruffliciousness.

  2. Good to know! I'll try and put some more on here. Thanks!

  3. That is a beautiful dress! Nice work! I love the material :)

  4. Super cute! I love a good white dress

  5. Impressive! I'm so not talented in the sewing dept, lol! Great job! (:

  6. Thank you so much for all you're sweet comments! They made my day!!!

  7. I agree with Jelli, I'd love to see the ruffle detailing more and also the sleeve/neckline detailing. Just curious how you finished it off up there. Is it more of a tank top style or cap sleeved? Love it though, it looks great on you!

    1. Thank you! I'm planning on taking some more pictures of it tomorrow or Sunday with more detail and variety, so I'll make another post with more info. I will take some of the sleeves as well. It is a wide tank top style. I've been wanting to make another dress with different material, so I will do a tutorial. Thanks for your comment!