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20 Minute Ruffle Dress



The 20 Minute Ruffle Dress from Jessica Gerblick is one of those simple sewing projects for kids that really does take only 20 minutes! The pre-ruffled fabric makes the dress look much more complicated than it is.

20 Minute Ruffle Dress


  • 3/4 yard-1 yard of ruffled fabric
  • Sleeveless dress or shirt pattern (or dress to measure against)
  • Scrap fabric for belt (optional)


  1. Laying the bodice pattern pieces down on the fabric, with BOTH of them on the fold, I cut out the top and arced out to my desired length.

    20 Minute Ruffle Dress
  2. Then with right sides together, I sewed up the side seams and shoulder seams, turned the dress right side out, folding down the raw edge neck line and armholes, and zig zag stiched them inside.
  3. I didn't have a belt to embellish with, so I used a scrap piece of brown knit fabric I had lying around and simply made a belted tube with it to slip over the dress.

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where do I find the pattern for the 20 min ruffle dress?

nursekyla 0978810

This is adorable! My MH 15 y.o. daughter will LOVE it!


Can't to make these for my granddaughter. It's just her style - easy, breezy, and fun to wear.

diannasheart 5249037

How would you make one for any size? o_O sounds like a stupid question, but i know nothing about sewing. i'd like to make one for my 5 yr old.

mslkslbk 2944673

Beautiful dress! I'd like to make one for myself! I'm thinking, the same instructions apply for making the dress adult size...!

loveempress5 5880025

I cannt get the pic to enlarge to read what is writen onthe paper that is pinned to the dress either

danze4 6421612

Just bought the fabric for this! my only problem is i can not see what is written on the bodice pattern pieces.:( I'm sure its something simple that I am going to *face Palm* on but beings this is my first ever dress I would LOVE to know what is written on the bodice pattern pieces


I paid $98. for one just like this but in black for myself, and I'm in my 50's! It's a great dress for any age!!


very nice, its been a long time since I have sewn anything for children. Now that I have grand-daughters I will just have to pick it back up again. thanks for sharing :)

lil leprechaun

Hi cande, Can you specify what it is you're having problems with? Thanks! -Editors of FaveCrafts


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