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Ayano for Ms. Diva ~ Part 1

I purchased and cut out the pieces for this ruffle dress the last weekend of March, but then it was put aside to complete some other projects {and interrupted by the kiddos}.  Now, I am back on track to finish this super-cute, super sweet ruffle dress from Ellie Inspired.

After cutting each set of pieces, I used a straight pin to pin the cut pieces to the pattern piece.  As a novice at sewing from a pattern this really has helped me to keep the pieces straight, even with the two-plus week gap between cutting the pieces and putting the dress together.


I am using my serger to construct the dress.  After serging the side seams of the skirt sections and ruffles, I repined the pattern piece to the pieced together sections.  {Make sure to keep straight pins out of the reach of small children.}


Here is the bodice section completed; except for the back placket and buttons.


I am going to finish the ruffle edges with a rolled hem on the serger, and would probably completed that step this morning except that my looper threads are breaking.  I decided to set this aside, and will completely rethread the serger this evening when I can concentrate {i.e. ~ Mr. SD will be available to corral and occupy the children.}


  1. Oh, it's going to be so cute, Kimberlee!! Love the fabric you used and thanks for the link to my site!

  2. My husbad loves how you displayed all of your fabric along with the pattern. He will use this for when he does May for Me...
    I love the whole sewing world and wish I had the talen you and my husband have.


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