I love ruffles! Especially the way they have appeared in the past couple of years. Ruffled tee’s, ruffled skirts, ruffled linen lounge pants, ruffled leggings, ruffled ribbon, ruffled fabric... it’s so much fun to use ruffles! You can see posts dealing with ruffles here, here and here. There are more – if you are interested type ‘ruffled’ into the search box in the sidebar of my blog!
Today I want to share a recent project for a client. I have a stash of new ruffled fabric. The colors are totally yummy! I really need to get some more leggings made. Fall is here after all!
I met with my client and let her pick her fabric for leggings for her daughter. She picked the hot pink and black for leggings and asked if I could use another fabric to make a dress. I said ‘of course’!
This is what I came up with – thanks to a friend who had patterns this small! I’m hoping it fits the little girl well – she’s pretty tiny! Her measurements fell into the 6 month range on one pattern I had – and she is about 2. I didn’t use that pattern 🙂 I like how this turned out – I really like the contrast, running the ruffles up and down on the yoke. I was a little disappointed with the hemline. I did a bubble skirt but it didn’t work out quite like I wanted. But I left it – decided it wasn’t worth messing with – it’s cute enough as it is.
I’m liking the way the old wood siding on my front porch works as a backdrop for my handmade clothing items. And that there is a nail left from a wreath I hung years ago is a plus too! Whatever will I do when we finally get new siding installed??
For a closure in the back I made some thread loops and small simple buttons. A cute sweater and leggings or a long-sleeved shirt and jeans underneath will make this a darling outfit for fall.
Hot Pink leggings for the same client. I custom-made these to fit her length and waist. Have a custom order? Contact me – I’m happy to work with you!
And ruffled leggings in black. These ruffled leggings are comfortable and so adorable. Middle Sister and Little Sister wear these year round. Long length in the winter and then they continue wearing them at a crop length in the summer. Middle Sister has a pair that hit her just below the knee now as she has had them for a while. She wears them with a cute ruffly skirt that is just above her knee and they look adorable. My girls will wear them all day long without complaining that they need to change into something more comfy.
I have quite a few different ruffled fabrics right now. If you are interested I would be glad to let your pick your fabrics for leggings for your little girls. I will also try to do a blog post with pics of the fabrics I have.
Do you like ruffles? What is your favorite way to wear ruffles?
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