Ruffles are fun! Occasionally clown-like, or reminiscent of 1980s fashion perhaps, but oh my goodness are they fun to flounce around in!!
A year or two ago I fell down the rabbit hole of 1930’s wrap dresses, in particular the house dress style called a “hooverette”. I hacked a simplicity pattern and made myself a hooverette inspired dress.
Shortly there after I discovered that the Vintage Pattern Lending Library actually had a 1930’s hooverette pattern in their collection. I was severely tempted to get it. However, it was technically a size or two too small for me, so, as I’d already hacked another pattern to more or less get what I wanted, I decided against it at the time.
Then I saw an Instagram post from Dierdre, owner of the Vintage Pattern Lending Library, sharing pictures of the Hooverette she made from the pattern I'd been admiring. It was beautiful! So much fun! A dress I wanted to have!