Wednesday, February 3, 2010

White Wednesday-Ruffles

It’s no secret that I love me some ruffles.  Surfing on Etsy brought me to this listing for an adorable ruffled little girl dress.  Why couldn’t it be in my size?  I then saw some cool vintage tuxedo shirts at a thrift store, with what else?  Ruffles.  Got me thinking about a little dress I had in my closet.  I bought this simple white dress a couple years ago at my beloved Target and have worn it a lot.  So much so that it rarely even makes it to my closet.  You know what I mean.

Here’s a picture of me wearing it at the Barn House Flea Market in July ‘08.BARN SALE 034

I love this picture as it reminds me what a great day that was.  It was my first time ever at Barn House and I had so much fun hanging with my homies.  In case you didn’t know, that’s Joy in the middle and Isabel on the right. 

So, I took that plain white dress that I love so much and did a little something, something to it and came up with this.

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It was pretty easy to do and only took me about a half hour.  I used an old damaged baby pillow to cut strips, used my sewing machine to gather them and pinned and sewed them onto the bodice of the dress.  It’s not perfect, but that’s okay.  

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As much as I love ruffles, I don’t really love making them.  So, now I want to get a ruffling foot for my sewing machine to make it easier as I have some great ideas for lots of ruffle projects.

I hope you liked this little White Wednesday project.  I’ve been busy in my sewing room the last few days, cleaning, purging and working on another little project which hopefully I will be able to share here soon.  Hope you all have a great Wednesday!

21 comments:

Heidi Ann said...

Your added ruffles look great!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Love your ruffled top!

Tattered Goods said...

Such a sweet and clever idea... I love me some ruffles and some target too. I hope you are having a great week.

Sheila

Florence said...

Love those ruffles Lisa, I am going to have to play around with that idea. Florence

mimi charmante said...

I just received a ruffle foot for my birthday and then the lovely miss tiffany taught me how to use it!
*love*
you need one...
xx

Auntie Joy said...

What great looking friends oh I mean ruffles...I wish I had a ruffle foot too, I checked the price and decided to wait awhile. It has been about a year...
Love your project!
JOY

trash talk said...

Great idea. You could probably sell the ruffle yardage on line to help pay for the foot!
Debbie

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a great idea!! i'd like one of those feet to make ruffles with too...but then I would have to *find* my sewing machine!
happy WW!
rene'

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Cute ruffles Lisa! The new Country Living has an article on ruffles - you are ahead of the curve.

WSU Laura said...

Too cute! I cannot get enough of ruffles.

Gerry said...

"trash talk' in her Comment [above] sounds like a real good idea.
Sell what ya love doin'.

Lori said...

Lisa, your ruffled top is adorable!!!

Faded Charm said...

Very cute! You are so creative with all your sewing. Hope everyhting is going well with you.

Take care,

Kathleen

AuroraSuzette said...

I love ruffles too, but rarely wear them myself. Don't know why. Yours look great. Current Country Living has a bit of ruffly goodies in it too!

Time Worn Style said...

The ruffles look fantastic, well done!
alicia
www.time-worn-style.com

Into Vintage said...

Very cute idea. And Target has really done a great job with cute, afforable clothes. I love your white dress on you! Have a great weekend. -amy

shabbyscraps said...

lisa this is just too cute! great job!
xoxo, Tiffany

Secondhandrose said...

Ruffles are very popular now. You did a great job.

karen

tales from an oc cottage said...

Toooo cute!

m ^..^

Rochelle said...

With the addition of the ruffles it's like having a whole new top!

Eileen @ Star's Fault said...

Okay, now this is just about perfect. Thanks for sharing the idea. I like that you used something old and soft, which probably makes the ruffles that much more wonderful. I like my ruffles rumply too....

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault