Tutorial: very simple ruffled sundress

A few weeks ago, I vented my frustration about my supposedly original idea for SeeKateSew’s awesome Ruffles Series turning out to already exist in a ready-made pattern.
I had to come up with something new, and after exploring some ideas for minor revisions to the first idea, I decided to just make something completely different.

This very simple ruffled sundress is made out of just 2 rectangular panels of fabric and some ribbon for the shoulder straps. So, the ruffles are not cut separately – they are simply folded from the panels. The ruffles are stitched with elastic thread, so no zipper nor buttons are needed to put the dress on.

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PS. I googled around a bit to find out if this second idea perhaps also already existed. I didn’t find anything. If nevertheless, anyone is aware of something extremely similar already existing, please don’t tell me. I wouldn’t be able to handle it. I just wouldn’t.



11 thoughts on “Tutorial: very simple ruffled sundress

  1. Well, I made exactly the same top two years ago. Haha. Just kidding. 🙂 You come up with the cutest ideas! Love how cute and easy the dress is. My kind of project. 🙂

  2. I love this! I had to pin it for future use. I also hate cutting out ruffles but love their effect on my girls clothes. This is a perfect solution. That is such a creative and smart idea.

  3. oh that's just unfair! 🙂 i had something similar happen where i was suddenly inspired to fabric paint dots onto chambray. how original! how inspired! how exciting! then i googled dotted chambray and saw Liesl from Oliver + S had already written that tutorial. Sigh. Maybe what they say is right – there really is no such thing as a truly original idea. 🙂

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