DIY victoria ruffle top

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with stripes and ruffles. There’s something so completely classic and feminine about pairing the two that makes this obsession even more irresistible.  When I spotted this white/navy striped cotton woven at moodfabrics.com this kicked off my warm weather lust.  This cotton has a slightly raised texture with stretch in one direction.  It’s lightweight and perfect for warm weather.

Chandler’s dress was made using my leftover Rag & Bone black and white striped cotton woven which looks very close to my fabric and performs almost identical.  The ruffle was made using the fabric I used for my top.

The pattern I used for this top is vintage McCalls 4722 with the following pattern alterations:

-Removed the buttons from the front of the pattern by cutting the front on the fold.

-Added a seam and a 9″invisible zipper to the back.

-Added an additional seam across the back 8″ from the top of the back

-Cut 2    4.5″x 60″  pieces of fabric and attached them to the shoulder, front and back seams pleating as I attached.

-Pleated the sleeve and added a sleeve cuff with two buttons.

Chandler’s dress was made using my  Marie Mini Jadore pattern

 

Top- DIY

Jeans-Levis

Heels-Narciso Rodrigues

Shades-Vera Wang

 

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5 Comments

    • Nikki
      May 30, 2017 / 11:55 pm

      Thank you so much

  1. Tobi
    May 16, 2017 / 7:49 am

    I absolutely love the sleeves on this shirt especially the pleats at the cuff. It’s so much more flattering that the original pattern.

  2. Tobi
    May 16, 2017 / 7:51 am

    Do you sketch your ideas and alterations before you make them? If so it would be lovely to see them.

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