How to Lengthen a Mini Dress with a Ruffle

Thursday, September 27, 2012


A ruffled band is a great way to add length to a mini dress because you can make your ruffle up to 12-15 inches long. Treating a dress this way will enhance the casual vibe of either a peasant dress or relaxed mini dress. The secret is keeping the amount of ruffling in check so the gathers don't make your ruffle balloon out in an alarming way. No one wants wants that. 

My dress was 44 inches around at the bottom. I cut my fabric so when I sewed the bands together, they'd equal 110 inches which gave me plenty of fullness for gathers.


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20 comments:

  1. So cute!!! I love this method and think I actually might even be able to pull it off! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. Beautiful! I really really really need to learn how to sew! :)

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  3. I love the detail at the top of this dress and the ruffle makes the dress even more adorable!! LOVE IT!

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  4. beautiful...it looks like that is how the dress came originally in the store!

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  5. I agree with Kaylee- better than the original! :)

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  6. Super cute! Love white dresses, anytime, any length! But this is extra cute!

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  7. I usually shy away from ruffles... but I'm completely enamored with this. It turned out gorgeous!

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  8. You're my sewing hero! You make the prettiest things prettier!! : )

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  9. You completely changed the whole look of that dress. I love your version!

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  10. I love reading your blog. This dress transformation is amazing. As always, you look very beautiful in your creations.

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  11. This is so cute! I love your version much better, of course! :)

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  12. Love the dress and the alterations. Can I ask where the dress is from?

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    1. got it from the Gap just a couple weeks ago!

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  13. Looks so much better!!! How classy!
    +Victoria+

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  14. What a perfect idea! Your blogsite is full of amazing inspirations. I wish you lot of creativity to the next days, natália.

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  15. You have totally helped!! There are so many cute dresses out there..but way to short!! Thanks for the help! :)

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  16. OMG I have the same dress. Mibe i'll make rufflr too.

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