Whoa buddy has it been a little while since I posted! I had quite a few things going on this summer that didn’t leave me a lot of time for sewing. First at the beginning of Summer a fox got into my chicken run and killed 1 of my 3 chickens. After realizing that my setup was woefully inadequate at keeping foxes out, I set about building the strongest, most fox-proof chicken run that I could. It took a while but I did it! O and because 2 chickens seems like a pitiful flock, I got chicks! They are Easter Eggers and will be gifting me beautiful colored eggs before winter is here.
Then once I was done with that it was time to go to Vegas for our 10 year anniversary!
In between all of that though I have been working on an update to The Olive Dress pattern. I posted about it before, but in a nutshell, I challenged myself to come up some creative options for it since a peasant dress pattern can be so versatile. That’s how I came to the layered ruffles option. It has a peasant bodice with a skirt full of bunches of circular ruffles, and a shirred sash.
and I’m sharing the size 4 with you! Click the link below to download it.
I think this will be the most complicated of the options I’ll be offering in the updated pattern. The circular ruffles lay beautifully, but they do use a lot of fabric and require a LOT of rolled hems so I wouldn’t recommend this if you’re a newbie beginner. I would think an advanced beginner could tackle it easily though. The file includes all of the charts (fabric requirements, sizing, printing) and tutorials (dress and the shirred sash) that you need.
One idea I had but didn’t have time to add in is that you can get a similar look with regular rectangular strips for the ruffles. It would use less fabric, but make the seams bulkier. What do you think? Should I add a chart in the final pattern with dimensions for cutting regular straight ruffles?
Audrey loves it so much I can’t get it off of her to wash it. I hope you enjoy! I have a couple of more options I want to add to the pattern so you’ll be seeing more very soon!