Ralph Lauren Ruffled Rugby Dress Tutorial

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

These little Ralph Lauren dresses are adorable,
and sometimes a mom just doesn't
want to let such cuteness go,
even when her little girl has grown out of it.
My friend asked me to add some ruffles to
her daughter's dress to make it last an extra year...

What's so crazy is that Ralph Lauren
added ruffles to his originals this year,
so this tutorial keeps a dress lookin' totally legit.

You want this strip to be the exact diameter
of the bottom of the dress,
plus at least 1/4 inch for a seam.

The extra fabric at the top of the ruffles will
be used to connect it to the dress.
If you don't have this extra fabric,
the top ruffle will show less than the other two
and throw the measurements off.

And isn't she cute?


  1. I LOVE this! What an amazing idea!!! I am totally going to do this to my little one's dresses! I've been adding a strip of fabric to pants to make them last another year because her waist is so skinny, and now this will be another wonderful idea. Thanks!

  2. Such a CUTE model! Thanks for doing such a great job on the dress. LOVE IT!!! : ) JS

  3. so cute! I found a perfect dress at Ross that fit like a glove, but the zipper was broken. Maggie said, "Maybe you can mail it to Kristina J. to fix!" heehee

  4. Really cute! Love your tutorial. I'm sure many mothers would want to hire you.

  5. Aww...I loved those dresses on my daughter when she was younger. What a great idea!

  6. How creative! This is the cutest!



  7. I was just thinking of doing the same thing to my girls dresses, skirts, etc. Thanks for all of your ideas. Love them!


  8. Great idea! and very cute!!!!
    I always love your creative ideas. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Way cute! And nice for when the little ones grow out of things! Now, can you make an adult version?!


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