Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Plum Ruffled with Penny by ModKid

Penny by ModKid 

This cute and comfy dress is a result of wonderful finds at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year.  I bought the heathered plum double knit fabric at Vogue Fabrics and the ruffle knit fabric at Sew It Up.  They went together beautifully!!!

I used the simple dress, Penny, from ModKids to make this trendy outfit.  The sleeves and hemline were cut short and I added three rows of ruffle fabric to make a ruffled "statement."  Sewing three rows of ruffle knit together was a little insane.  I found it easiest to zig-zag the seams together on the knit.

Back view of Penny by ModKid

For those of you who would like to copy, I would cut the ruffle of the sleeves to 2 rows of green and blue, but keep 3 rows of purple.  I would also add a fourth row of purple on the hemline.  It seams the bottom row tends to turn under and the added row would be great for the visual look of the outfit.

Happy New Year!!!


  1. I LOVE it!! Did you make any skinny-daugher modifications to the Penny?

    1. I think I NEED to make a ruffly Penny. I went to Sew It Up, but I didn't see ruffle knits that looked like the ones you used. Do you know the specific names or colors of the fabrics you used? Thanks for your help.
      -Jenny Jo

    2. No skinny girl modifications needed. It fits great on my skinny girl. :)

    3. Jenny Jo -

      I will update the link to Sew it Up to guide you to the ruffle knit. It comes as a set, which makes life so easy!

    4. Jenny Jo - I updated it to the Sew it Up site, but I would call Lorene and check to see if they are the same colors she sold at the Quilt Festival. They look different, but it could just be the picture.

  2. Love this dress.... Going on the project list:) thanks for sharing.

  3. The dress looks great! Love the colors.:)

  4. Hi,
    I nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. You can see the post here:

    Have a lovely day, Ana Sofia

  5. Finished mine!! Thanks for the inspiration and the help with the fabric!