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DIY Ruffle wrap skirt and top

I have to admit, I have been completely inspired this summer to sew sew sew.  In addition to my 3ft tall bundle of inspiration I am completely inspired by everything Rag & Bone.  As I’m browsing moodfabrics.com and adding fabric to my wish list It occurs to me my list is filled with a ton of their fabric.  Everything Rag & Bone I have ordered has been amazing and so on trend this season.

This light/med blue Rag & Bone was no different.  It’s a cotton shirting fabric that reminds me of a slightly thicker chambray with zero stretch.  It has a slight sheen which makes it look more luxe and irons and sews well.  FYI the fabric is lighter and much nicer than it appears on moodfabrics.com.  Check out all the Rag & Bone goodies here


This skirt was made using  McCalls M6024 dress pattern with the following alterations:

-Used the skirt only pattern pieces

-Removed 4″ from the length

-Added a 1″ waistband

-Added two wrap ties to the skirt waist band

-Added 1″ to the width of the ruffles

FYI don’t adjust the length of the ruffles due to shortening the skirt, keeping the length gives you a more exaggerated ruffle.

-Attach the ruffle by pleating it to the skirt


The top was made using vintage McCalls 9458 view C with the following alterations:

-Removed 4″ from the length

-Removed 2″ from the length of the sleeves

-Added a 28″x6″ pleated bottom sleeve

-Added a 1″ band to the bottom of the sleeves


Chandler’s top was made using vintage Simplicity 9562 dress pattern with the following alterations:

-Removed 9 1/2″ from the length of the skirt

-Removed 2″ from the length of the bodice

-Removed 1″ off the length of the sleeves

-Added a 26″x3″ ruffle band

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Top-DIY Skirt-DIY- Heels- Dolce & Gabanna- Shades- Karen Walker




  1. July 27, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I love love love Rag and Bone’s Fabric and Theory as well excellent choices! The skirt is trey cute! Fabric in my shopping cart LOL

  2. Karen
    July 27, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    I love this! I would love to see your process when you are altering patterns. Please do a short video!

  3. Sharon Killian
    July 27, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Love these outfits! Your daughter is so precious! Would you mind sharing how you did the pleated bottom on the sleeve? Thank you!

  4. Carol Schaffer
    July 28, 2016 / 1:54 am

    I agree with Karen about seeing your process when altering patters or maybe do a post on this. I love the vintage patterns you use but have been hesitant to purchase them if they were not in my size.

  5. Meagan
    August 3, 2016 / 12:34 am

    These outfits are absolutely striking on you and your daughter! Thank you for sharing! Came across your blog after reading the NYT article on McCall’s and am so happy I did!

    • Nikki
      August 3, 2016 / 6:20 pm

      Hi Meagan thank you so much and thank you for stopping by.