....Pardon our dust today....our blog is a bit under construction.....hopefully we will be fully up and running soon!
On to the dress:
I have been thinking about a peasant dress with a ruffled collar for a long time now. And when I started googling a tutorial for one, I couldn't find one. So, in my crazy fashion, I made one up. And luckily this time it didn't have to go in "the-projects-of-doom-that-turned-out-horrifically" pile that is in my sewing cabinet (and is always pretty large). I also added an elastic waist with twill tape as a casing inside the dress, and I really love it. Simple, fun, but the pictures don't really do it justice. It is darling on. It totally reminds me of a dress on "The Love Boat"...ok, now I am dating myself.
I lucked out and found this fabric at Walmart. Normally, I don't like a lot of the fabric there because it's crunchy (but I still buy it). But this bolt is soft and thick and really nice fabric. And $2.97 a yard--SCORE! So, even with the elastic this dress cost just under $4.
I did do a tutorial for how I made the ruffle. This was a first attempt (that I luckily shot some pictures of) and there are probably way smarter and better ways to do one, but if you need a jumping off point, here you go.
Click HERE for the tutorial.