I must confess ruffles and I don't usually spend a lot of time together, in fact the only other thing I've ever put a ruffle on was Ruby's ruffle T-shirt a couple of years ago. But all that changed a few days ago when I put a ruffle on something else:
This is the Fairweather Dress, which got its name from the fact that, dependent on the weather, we were thinking of going to a local fair on the morning I made it. I didn't make it to the fair because I was too busy making this dress.
It is made from my favourite vintage sheet, I thought the scale of the lovely little roses was perfect for a dress for a small person. The ruffle is made using a scrap from binding my sister's placemats, with a scrap piece of ribbon sewn on top, so I'm counting this as project 28 of Scraps 101. For inspiration on other vintage sheet upcycling projects, check out my Upcycled Vintage Sheets Pinterest board.
As Ruby (for whom it was made) refuses to wear it, there are no action shots of her wearing it. Thankfully Pepper-Mae did want to wear it (if only for a nanosecond before demanding it be taken off). It'll fit Pepper-Mae perfectly next summer, although I may add straps to it.
Now that you've taken a peak at this little beauty, why not pop over and visit some of the other bloggers who are sharing their ruffles today? You can view the whole Think Ruffles schedule on Amy's blog.
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