For my second trend translation, I decided to go with another popular trend….ruffles! Yes I have been very into ruffles lately as you probably know I love them personally but they are also very on-trend this season.
Throughout history ruffles have been very popular. They began with the “Betsy” named after Queen Elizabeth in the late 1500’s.
They then changed and became a bit more understated in the 1700’s. They transformed into long ruffle sleeves.
Finally, in the 1970’s ruffles were adorned all over dresses in cute floral designs.
This al being said, while browsing through patterns at Hobby Lobby during the 99¢ pattern sale, I found this adorable Simplicity ruffle top pattern (8835) that I thought would be a great addition to my summer wardrobe.
I decided to use the floral Lilly Pulitzer dupe fabric for this because I knew I wanted to make two separate pieces with this to have various outfit combinations. I spent my Saturday evening watching Girlboss (whoop whoop!) and making this top which I think turned out marvelously. It took about three hours which is a pretty good time limit for me (usually it takes about four hours). Gathering is honestly such a bother because I swear my thread breaks every time; however, this time it only broke once! Here is the final result of this super cute top. I am very happy that it looks so cute and I couldn’t have done it any better!