Ruffles can transform the look of a simple garment and take it from minimalist to high-fashion, like the Valentino Spring/Summer 2011 dresses pictured above. This technique was reprinted from Built by Wendy Coats and Jackets by Wendy Mullin. Copyright © February 22, 2011. Published by Potter Craft, a division of Random House, Inc.

Technique Materials

Long rectangles of sample fabric.

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    May 9, 2013, 06.22 PMby Käsekosmonautin


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    Mar 16, 2011, 03.25 AMby robiedodson

    I am also a ruffle’s girl! The motto for my Etsy shop is “you’re never fully dressed without a ruffle!” Go frilly or go home!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.29 PMby SimplyTuTuSweet

    I am definitely going to try this! I absolutely adore all things ruffly and girly!

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    Mar 9, 2011, 01.44 PMby nutmeg1

    Awesome. I have a summer dress I started a little while ago that I need to finish with a big ruffle on the bottom. Bumping it to the top of my to-do list!!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 08.56 PMby nettevivante

    Ruffles are my favorite too! These dresses by Valentino are so beautiful!

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    Mar 8, 2011, 05.47 PMby lennert

    Love anything with ruffles and frills! Looking forward to try this out…

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