Ruffle Those Feathers

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.

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They then changed and became a bit more understated in the 1700’s. They transformed into long ruffle sleeves.

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Finally, in the 1970’s ruffles were adorned all over dresses in cute floral designs.

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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.

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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!

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