Ever since the Rings of Ruffles skirt was released I have had the question asked over and over…”Do you make them for grown ups?” and over and over I have answered that with a decisive “no”. My biggest reason, other than I am just more into making children’s clothing at the moment, was that as the skirt got bigger it would get too heavy with all those ruffles and would be difficult to wear. As the inquiries grew and grew, though, I began to wonder if I was missing something. I just couldn’t see it as a woman’s skirt. I was afraid that the bulk would just not be flattering on a curvy body and that it was just too…well…childish. You may find it interesting with all the ruffle goodness of LilyGiggle that I, myself, am not a big “ruffle person” in my own wardrobe and so it was difficult for me to visualize such a thing. Today, it hit me, though. I began to see a way to make a ruffle skirt with some design changes and a touch of sophistication that would be something, even I, Mrs. Clean Lines, might wear out on the town. I also figured out a way to take away the weight and when it all came together in my noggin and I had my “Eureka!” moment I could not WAIT to get behind my sewing machine and knock it out! SuperDaddy took the littles to the Y for open swim and I had a few hours alone to make it happen…yesssss!Please excuse my wrinkly top. I was super eager to get some shots. Anyway…so what do you think??? I LOVE it! It is not heavy at all and is so stinkin’ comfy that I now know why my Loolie likes to wear hers so much. Should I make a tutorial and grade the pattern? I’m thinking XS to XL which would make it fit girls size 12-16 with a minor length adjustment and fit women sizes 0-18.

21 replies
  1. Susan
    Susan says:

    LOVE IT!!! I need it ASAP…not sure if I told you but Cristi wanted one in her size when I showed her the little ones!!! You are amazing…so proud!!! Would be a great Christmas surprise…

  2. Melissa
    Melissa says:

    I love it! Having had a baby three weeks ago, I am totally looking for some fun new clothes. I would love to test the pattern for you…or at least give the tutorial a try!

  3. Kristin
    Kristin says:

    I would so love to test this for you! I have already purchased the patterns for and made the Rings-of-Ruffles Skirt and the Azalea Cloche and fell in love with them! We have a baby girl due in six weeks and she has a huge stack of ruffled hats! Last week I bought the “A is Just Three Sticks” Skirt pattern. I am really looking forward to making one for one of my daughters as part of their “Coming Home” outfits for when their new sister is born.

  4. Marianne
    Marianne says:

    Yes, tutorial (or pattern) please!!! I don’t have a daughter (yet) but I’ve been making your ruffle skirts for all the little girls I know and, truth be told, I want one too!!! 🙂


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