ruffled sailboat skirt or pants

A week or two ago I had a little brainstorm one morning and dropped into the Oliver + S discussion forums to ask if anyone wanted to give it a try. In fact, several people expressed an interest. Here is the original idea, roughly explained:

And here are the results. First, from Karmela G:

and from Jeanne Po (with further details here):

They both turned out so cute, and with so little explanation on my part! Anyone else care to try? Or to share an embellishment idea for one of the patterns?

9 Comments

  1. That is just darling! I love the ruffle detail.

  2. Hi Liesl!
    I made these flannel pjs last year. I cut the woven gingham flannel on the bias and gathered it. My strips were 3 inches wide and about one and one half times the length of the front edge and cuff.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/knitonesmocktoo/4392511399/in/set-72157623509925300/

  3. I made a Playdate dress and added some pleats to the yoke – it turned out pretty well, I think!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emilysteed/3728905526/

  4. Martha, that’s very cute! I’ve been wanting to replace the neckband on the PJs with a ruffle that stands up. I think it would require adding a narrow bias facing to finish the inside edge of the ruffle. This is a very elegant solution to using the ruffle as trim instead. Nice work!

  5. I love this ruffle detail(and the mattress ticking skirt). I made my daughter a pair of the sailboat pants (http://monami.squarespace.com/mon-ami-journal/2010/5/15/kids-clothes-week-challenge-sailboat-pants.html) and loved how they turned out. The next pair will definitely have ruffles!

    Thanks for sharing
    xo

  6. I’ve actually thought of adding a tiny, tiny ruffle along the placket of the Music Class blouse – or maybe a little piping or ric rac. I’m a bit behind with sewing (among other things) as the business has grown a bit the last couple of months but I’m nearly at that step in the sewing of SweetPea’s blouse. I may play with it and see if looks good contrasting the pintucks.

  7. lorr

    I’ve thought several times about adding a little ruffle around the placket on the Jump Rope dress. I’ve seen many ready-to-wear dresses with this detail.

  8. Krystal

    Planning on adding a 2 inch tulle ruffle to the bottom of the jump rope dress, view A. Saw a Liberty for Target dress with this detail and thought it would be perfect on the jump rope dress!

  9. What a great idea! And looks like a little supermodel in training.

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