Thursday, May 21, 2015

Girlie-Girl Ruffled Top and Skirt

Adjective: Adding ruffles, lace, ribbon, tulle, soft colors, and combining those elements for a feminine feel

Adapted Summer Chevron Shirt into
Girlie Girl Ruffled Top, Skirt, and Headband

Rick rack over back yoke seam with fabric loops slit opening

This is my third submission to the May Challenge at Project Run and Play.
(I just couldn't help myself as ideas just kept running though my head  of ways to adapt this pattern.)  
When I made the Stripes and Flounces shirt, I created changes in the original pattern that kept the center front of the shirt flat, but added flared out flounces in the back and front sides.  So I used this same idea, but left the rounded cut-outs flat and filled them with ruffles on both the side front and lower back of the shirt.
Light Pink Tulle
Toile Print Ribbon  
Eyelet Lace
Rosebud Gauze Fabric
White Batiste with ribbons,rickrack, and tucks 
gently rounded side front cut-out

This shirt is completely lined with a soft white knit fabric from Riley Blake.  Why?  My granddaughter has super sensitive skin issues (eczema) and I knew that all those ruffle layers rubbing her skin would not be comfortable for her.

 The last ruffle on the shirt goes completely around the shirt and is attached to the knit lining.

 The top of the skirt, that touches Miss C's waist, is made from this soft knit also.  I've learned that when you sew a garment for someone you must consider both
 the beauty of the design and the comfort of the feel.

And lastly... add a bit of frosting to the outfit.


P. S.   The sewing lesson with Miss E and Me on Friday will be about adding a gathered ruffle.


  1. Oh, I love the romantic feeling of this outfit, so pretty!

  2. What Krista said. It's such a sweet and darling little outfit. I especially like all the ribbon and different trims added.

  3. Very pretty details and soft colors. How sweet.

  4. Such a classic fabric, and detailed outfit i love it.

  5. Super cute. Thanks for linking to the Do Tell Tuesday party!

  6. This is the outfit I voted for. I just love it. So frilly and old fashioned looking. You put a lot of work into it. I hope you win.

  7. What a beautiful top, skirt and headband set you made for your granddaughter! One of the wonderful things about sewing clothes is that they can be made to suit the needs of the person they are intended for as in lining the item for someone with sensitive skin.

  8. This is the sweetest outfit and she looks lovely wearing it. I would love for you to link up to the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party going on now at


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