FILL YOUR WARDROBE WITH
FLOUNCES AND FRILLS BY ADDING
TO THIS SIMPLE SHIFT
Time: 2– 10 Hours Complexity: Easy to Medium
1. MAKE THE RUFFLE PATTERN
1a. To make a circle pattern (donut-shaped) for the ruffle, determine how long you’d like your ruffles to
hang. To make the ruffles the same size as I have, use the following measurements. For the large ruffles
on the dress: 25" diameter with a 7"-diameter center circle. For the small ruffles on the skirt: 10" diameter
with a 3½"-diameter center circle.
1b. Using either muslin or paper to create your
ruffle pattern, make a mark for the center of
the circle. Measure out from this center point to
where you want the outer circle to be, and mark
dots in equal distance from this center point.
Connect these dots to make a circle.
1c. Marking from the same center point, measure
the distance for a center circle. Again, mark dots
in equal distance from the center point and then
connect the dots to make the center circle.
1d. Using a ruler, make a straight line to connect
the small center circle to the outside larger circle.
Now you should have what looks like a donut with
a line on one side.