Thursday, October 22, 2009

Blue Gingham Ruffles: Vintage Simplicity 4099


I promised you ruffles; here they are on a brand new housecoat. The pattern actually calls for ruffles to define a faux yoke, but that was definitely too busy for me.


I limited my use of the ruffler to the cuff. Look at this dainty thing! Both edges of the strip are finished, then the ruffle foot is run down the center of the strip, causing a double ruffle. So grand!


And I want to say this: if you have never had the experience of wearing a floor-length garment around the house, you are missing out. It's just fun.

18 comments:

Tracy said...

If you ever lose your ruffler foot, you might find it in Australia...visiting me. Your ruffles just looks so delicious.

littlewoodbird said...

I really love this! You've inspired me to make my next dress... I have a fabric in a similar colour but hadn't thought to use it for a dress until I saw this and it sparked in my imagination! Thanks! I love your work!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I just love your blog. I see the old patterns and think "you've got to be kidding me" but the finished products are all wonderful. Every single one. Thank you for posting so often; I love to see what you are up to.

Aimee said...

I am in love with this! You have inspired me to clean out my sewing room and get back to work.

Lisateresa said...

Very pretty!

Rhonda said...

I absolutely love it! Just gorgeous.:)

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New England Girl said...

You say a ruffled yoke would be too busy, but the woman in the green polka dot looks very chic indeed. (At least she seems to think so.) ;-)

The Domestic Chick said...

Anna...
simple, lovely, and the ruffles, oh the ruffles! i love it!

Mrs. FSG said...

Equisite!

Mrs. FSG said...

Oh, and if you decide to put this on your etsy send me an email!

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

And, isn't this floor length house garment lovely!

Val said...

Lovely! Ruffles only make the gingham even more wonderful.

mkcmom said...

Do you take requests for your sewing projects? I have a friend going thru chemo right now and the outlook doesn't look good for her. She's only about 90 pounds right now. I love the long robe or the bed jacket. Thanks!

Love your blog!

Anna said...

I actually have a bedjacket ready to sell in this same fabric, with lovely pleated ruffles at the cuffs and across the yoke, and with white satin ties. Would you like to buy it? Send me an email through my profile if you would.

Julian said...

i might trip! (you dont wear heels do you?) lol! christina

Cheryl said...

What a great pattern, I love the ruffle just around the sleeve.

Anonymous said...

Oh this is so cute! I adore the fabric and the ruffles! For some reason, housecoats intrigue me. I would love to know a little more history behind them . . .

Thanks, Anna, for posting your fun projects!

Jeanne

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