I originally shared this tutorial over at Me Sew Crazy. Jessica is unbelievably talented and her blog is among the first I started to follow when I got into sewing. It’s a fun Ruffled Beachy Dress up-cycled from some of my old shirred summer dresses.
- Shirred Dresses in Women’s Sizes
- Fabric for the ruffle/straps (this is a great project to use up some scraps)
- All your sewing goodies
- Two measurements from your model (1) her chest circumference measurement taken right under the armpit and (2) her length measurement from chest to knee
Pin your straps on. I pin 1.5″ in from each side for the front straps and the back straps I pin just inside where the front straps are. Having the straps slightly closer together in the back helps keep the straps from slipping off the shoulders when your little one is wearing it. Sew them on as desired. I sew over each strap a few times since these get pulled on a lot.