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Purple Ruffle Dress

Added Nov 16, 2008

by gertie

Astoria, New Yor...






This is one of my favorite recent projects! The pattern is from the book Sew U: Home Stretch by Wendy Mullin. I highly recommend this book; it’s fabulous. It comes with a basic dress pattern that I’ve customized here with a ruffle around the neckline and short sleeves. You can do a million different things with this basic pattern.

Material Notes

2-1/2 yards poly/lycra stretch fabric. $6/per yard from Spandex House in Manhattan.





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    Apr 22, 2009, 07.12 PMby willozza

    Nice. Love the purple colour. I have that book as well but just a bit confused about the measurement chart. When they say chest did you go by your high bust or bust measurement?

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    Nov 17, 2008, 11.19 AMby abucketfulofheather

    That neckline is stunning, looks so couture, can’t wait for a how to!

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    Nov 17, 2008, 07.08 AMby gertie

    Thanks, everyone! The ruffle is a circular ruffle that I cut two of and then sewed together to form a neat, finished edge. You can then pin it as you like to a collar and sew on. I was thinking I might do a how-to on this since it’s kind of hard to explain but extremely easy to do once you have a visual!

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    Nov 17, 2008, 05.47 AMby TerezaSews

    very cute! How did you make the ruffle??

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    Nov 17, 2008, 03.31 AMby anajan

    Fantastic dress, Gertie! Love the color and the fit.

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    Nov 16, 2008, 11.32 PMby fraufrohlich

    great ruffle, how did you do it? suits you really good!!

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    Nov 16, 2008, 10.30 PMby erdronen

    so pretty! great job- i love the style :)

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    Nov 16, 2008, 01.54 PMby boopeta

    I love both of your dresses! Great cuts on both of them, the necklines are fabulous!

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    Nov 16, 2008, 12.23 PMby polychromatin

    Stunning color and dress, looks great on you!

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    Nov 16, 2008, 11.27 AMby justmica


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