Monday, November 30, 2009

DIY ruffle skirt or dress

Well, I found this amazing dress from JCrew for $40 bucks! It is normally $200. There was just one in the store so I quickly grabbed it. Upon bringing it home I discovered that I just could not make it work - the tube top was a problem, it was the wrong size and too complicated for me to alter myself, etc. So I took a lot of photos, returned it and made a skirt similar to it using a basic skirt pattern I had for the base, and adding the ruffle and layers based on the dress. I had to use this beautiful fabric I bought from the quilt festival that has just been starring at me ever since, pleading with me to use it on something. So, though the end product is a bit flashy in color, I really love my skirt.

Remember if you live near me, I never cut the patterns I buy. If you would like to borrow, please let me know. You are welcome to them.
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  1. I love that you bought the dress, photographed it, and returned it. I've heard of people trying things on and just going in the dressing room to look at how the piece of clothing is made so they can recreate it.

    I hope to someday have the knack for clothes making. I'm scared of it for now. You're doing some awesome stuff. Keep sharing!

  2. Thanks Jen! I appreciate that!