Thursday, November 20, 2014

the ruffle at the hem

Well, since there was some interest, here is the dress with a ruffle basted on. I won't know how well I like it till it's done and I put it on.

What I'm trying to achieve is the look of a fuller petticoat underneath, but without bothering to make one. Here are some images I saved on Pinterest:

This dress is actually hanging outside a Welsh pub, and it is two layers - this kind of thing appeals to me greatly.

This is from Etsy, I believe. The ruffle isn't attached to the dress, but it could have been done that way.

This is called the Blanchefleur - it's really what I was thinking of. But my dress is fuller than this rather slim one, and the flounce is quite extended. So, mine isn't going to end up anything like that.

I just want to finish it and move on to something else, because it's way too cold now to be wearing it.
But never fear, I'll keep trying!


  1. I like that look, haven't worn it, but would like to give it a try. ☺
    I think yours looks good. I like the print.
    Enjoy your weekend! ♥

  2. very lovely! I love this sort of thing! :)

  3. Hi Lisa! :) These styles of dresses appeal to me as well. :) I have a few pinned, similar to these. We must be on the same path.......

    Just stopping by for a visit! :)