When I passed the J Crew store, I couldn't help but fall in love with the window display. I loved the ruffly neck on this shirt. I kept thinking about the shirt. (And thinking about it ... And thinking about it ...) Not that I wanted to buy it, but that I should make something like it.
I used a thrifted sheet from last week's productive thrifting and made a "practice" one. I love it. She loves it. And she looks adorable in it. I just didn't get her photo on Sunday when she wore it to church.
For the ruffle I cut a strip of fabric two inches wide and twice the length of the neck opening. Then I used the rolled hem feature on my serger and went along all sides. (I didn't want raw, fraying edges on the dress.) Then I sewed a basting stitch down the center of the strip (lengthwise), gathered it and attached it to the dress.