Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pretty Ruffle Dress

Well, I can check one thing off of my list!!! I finished my dress! I really like it a lot.

The pattern is Vogue V1190 which I got at JoAnn's for $3.99!! Woo hoo. Note the original price is like $30. Anyway...I made the size 10 and am really glad I did. I was thinking about making the 12 because that would have given me a 34" bust which is what I am, but it would have been way too big everywhere else. The size 10 fits like a glove..well, there is a little bit of gapping in the armpit area, but oh well.

(Okay, I still need to add the hook & eye at the top of the back zipper....I was hoping you couldn't tell in these pictures, but you can..hehehe)


I absolutely love the back view. I did have to shorten the shoulder straps by about 4" or so. Also, I added a snap closure at the bust. The ruffles are too big-I tacked them down so they're not so floppy, but I may tack them down even more.

Okay, I am editing this to add that I removed the snap closure at the bust and just sewed it up instead. It looks nicer-more finished and this way, every time I sneeze, the snap doesn't open like before.


  1. That is so pretty! No, I couldn't tell you needed to hook and eye the back. I love the drape of the skirt - so feminine!

  2. Such a festive and pretty dress on you! Very nice merge of fabric and style!