ruffled sleeve denim dress

April 12, 2016

The first project I tackled during spring break was making this ruffled sleeve dress. I saw this coat first and thought it would be cute as a dress instead, and a week later, I saw this dress (wish it had more structure than slouch) and it solidified my resolve to sew this dress. Give me two hours at my sewing machine, on a Saturday afternoon, and I come out of my craft cave with a new dress. In fact, True came out of my craft cave with something she sewed for herself too.

If I were stranded on an island and could only pick one craft tool … I would definitely pick my sewing machine. Again, I apologize for having no pattern to share. It’s relaxing for me to sew and not have to worry about photographing the process and measuring things out. When I sew dresses, it’s kind of my “me” time. The dress is basically 4 pieces with two long rectangles (one for each ruffled sleeve), and I gather each rectangle to create the ruffled sleeves.

Like I say, if you can sew a straight line, you can sew anything! Don’t be intimidated to experiment and make yourself a dress.

on me: dress, handmade (similar here). fringe sandals, banana republic (it’s much cuter on person than online). oval basket, french baskets.



12 comments on “ruffled sleeve denim dress”

  • laia says:

    Very pretty!! I like this dress a lot!!!!

  • OMG, this is maybe my favorite dress ever. I want one! I need to figure one out for myself because this is gorgeous.

  • Tammy Thiele says:

    Your dress is so lovely…and even better that you made it yourself. I love it!

  • Megan says:

    I ordered that dress and then they sent me the wrong one and now it’s out of stock! I am so excited to see one like it here. Can I ask just one question: when you say it’s four pieces, are you including the ruffles (meaning that the front and back are each one piece, including sleeves)? Or do you mean it’s four pieces (front, back, and two sleeves) + the two ruffled pieces?

    Thank you for your help!

  • Ali says:

    I’m obsessed w this dress! You look gorgeous in it !

    May I ask how much yardage you used? I’m going to try to whip this up tonight so I have it ready for a wedding in attending this weekend 🙂 thanks for being an inspiration !

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