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White Ruffle Dress

Added Apr 2, 2010

by kathsydney

Sydney, Australia






To make this dress I altered the Anda Dress pattern – a really simple and easy to create dress that I think I will use many times again! All I did for this one was: first, when cutting out the dress pieces I cut a curved seam into the high-waist section to replace the casing and tie. Second. I made the neck wider, and added a little to the sleeve area so they would stick out a little further. Next, I took the dress in by a fair amount at the side seams so it was more fitted. I used a really lovely stretch fabric from Tessuti so that I could take in the dress this much without adding a zipper. Then I added a facing around the neck and back pieces rather than use a bias binding etc… I prefer to use facings – seem to be more simple!!

The last thing I did was to add the ruffle sleeves – I just cut a piece of fabric in a curved rectangle, sewed the seam together to form a long cylinder and then sewed in pleats to form the ruffles. Sewed these onto the sleeves and voila!! Dress was finished!!! It really was simple as can be – not sure if it sounds simple above but I highly recommend this pattern - very simple and 10000 options with alterations. Anyway -- I think I like the finished product – it is pretty fun to wear and can take me from summer with flats to winter with stockings, a long sleeved top underneath and boots – well that is the plan anyway!! :)

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By kathsydney at Three Little Ducks

Material Notes

Beautiful off-white stretch fabric from Tessuti in Surry Hills, NSW




Garment Type

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    Apr 20, 2010, 02.52 AMby macapili

    Beautiful !!!

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    Apr 19, 2010, 11.10 AMby assets

    I love the Dress and the ruffles are amazing I really love this dress and it would be nice as a top too. Well done.

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    Apr 5, 2010, 09.07 PMby whitneyw

    So creative. It is beautiful. Thanks for the great idea!

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    Apr 4, 2010, 09.21 PMby Emma (Cotter) O'Connell

    This dress is lovely, I think I’ll be making one of these next! Thanks for the idea!

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    Apr 2, 2010, 08.34 PMby tabyaby

    It’s gorgeous – just great! :)

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    Apr 2, 2010, 07.35 PMby dabura

    This is gorgeous! You look very chic :)

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    Apr 2, 2010, 01.17 PMby kathsydney

    Oh thank you so much! I spaced the pleats about 10cm apart and folded each side of the pleat in so they met in the middle - then just sewed through the centre… does that make sense? Hope so! Thanks again for the lovely comments! :)

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    Apr 2, 2010, 12.51 PMby nellekejasmijn

    wauw…those pleats..

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    Apr 2, 2010, 12.49 PMby Geeky Seamstress


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    Apr 2, 2010, 12.39 PMby gdac

    This is gorgeous!!!! Can you tell me the measurements you used to create the pleats – they are perfect!!!

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