How To Make A Ruffle Dress Upcycle
ITEM # 49810889P27
How To Make A Ruffle Dress Upcycle
ITEM # 49810889P27
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Crafting Time:
Varies
Skill Level:
Intermediate

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Desired dress to upcycle
  • 3 yds embroidered border cotton fashion fabric
  • 1 pkg 1/4" elastic
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Serger machine (recommended)
  • Iron

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Take an existing dress you own and, using skirt pieces, straighten side seams to eliminate any curve. For size 6, this should alter the front to become a 32 3/4" wide rectangle, and the back to be a 25 1/4" wide rectangle. (This includes a 5/8" seam allowance) Sew side seams.
  2. With lining fabric, cut 25"x 10" and 32 1/2"x 10" rectangles (this includes 1/2" seam allowance). Sew short ends, right side together. Press seams open, and trim seam allowance to 1/4". This will be the bodice lining.
  3. Sew bodice lining to skirt, right-sides together. Trim seam allowance to 1/4". Stretch and sew elastic pieces (3" for back and 15" for front) to waist seam between notches to achieve gathered effect. Stretch and topstitch the bodice side of waist seam, catching seam allowance and elastic.
  4. With fashion fabric, cut 24"x 10" and 32 1/2"x 10" rectangles (this includes embroidered edge). Sew short ends, right-sides together. Press seams open, and trim seam allowance down to 1/4". This will be the bodice ruffle.
  5. Sew right side of bodice ruffle to wrong side of bodice lining. Press seam open, and trim seam allowance down to 1/4". Fold bodice ruffle to outside of garment, and press.
  6. To create casing, topstitch 3/8" down from top edge of dress, leaving small hole to insert elastic. Insert 30 1/2" length of elastic (for size 6) into casing and overlap 1/2" to finish. Finish topstitching over opening to seal casing and evenly distribute elastic.
  7. For optional straps, cut two 15"x 4" rectangles out of fashion fabric (1/2" seam allowance included). Sew long sides right-side together to form tubes. Trim seam allowance to 1/4" and press seam open. Turn tube right-side out, and press, centering seam on back side of strap. Finish ends and attach to bodice.

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Take an existing dress you own and, using skirt pieces, straighten side seams to eliminate any curve. For size 6, this should alter the front to become a 32 3/4" wide rectangle, and the back to be a 25 1/4" wide rectangle. (This includes a 5/8" seam allowance) Sew side seams.
  2. With lining fabric, cut 25"x 10" and 32 1/2"x 10" rectangles (this includes 1/2" seam allowance). Sew short ends, right side together. Press seams open, and trim seam allowance to 1/4". This will be the bodice lining.
  3. Sew bodice lining to skirt, right-sides together. Trim seam allowance to 1/4". Stretch and sew elastic pieces (3" for back and 15" for front) to waist seam between notches to achieve gathered effect. Stretch and topstitch the bodice side of waist seam, catching seam allowance and elastic.
  4. With fashion fabric, cut 24"x 10" and 32 1/2"x 10" rectangles (this includes embroidered edge). Sew short ends, right-sides together. Press seams open, and trim seam allowance down to 1/4". This will be the bodice ruffle.
  5. Sew right side of bodice ruffle to wrong side of bodice lining. Press seam open, and trim seam allowance down to 1/4". Fold bodice ruffle to outside of garment, and press.
  6. To create casing, topstitch 3/8" down from top edge of dress, leaving small hole to insert elastic. Insert 30 1/2" length of elastic (for size 6) into casing and overlap 1/2" to finish. Finish topstitching over opening to seal casing and evenly distribute elastic.
  7. For optional straps, cut two 15"x 4" rectangles out of fashion fabric (1/2" seam allowance included). Sew long sides right-side together to form tubes. Trim seam allowance to 1/4" and press seam open. Turn tube right-side out, and press, centering seam on back side of strap. Finish ends and attach to bodice.