Ruffle Bustle Skirt

Well KCWC is almost over and I haven’t done a thing (until this morning at least).  Yesterday, Ashley of Lil Blue Boo posted a free pattern for a Ruffle Bustle Skirt as part of Grograin‘s month of free patterns.  And it seemed like the perfect thing to make.

Ruffle Bustle Skirt

I rounded up some left-over knits and started cutting away.

Ruffle Bustle Skirt

I chose to make the bustle slightly different from Ashley’s instructions.  I just used five long rectangles of fabric (about 4.5″ high) and gathered them and added it to the back.  I also let the ruffle hang a bit lower than the front section of the skirt.

We went outside this morning to take a few photos.

Ruffle Bustle Skirt

I didn’t even notice she put her boots on the wrong feet until I was looking at the photos. She didn’t seem to mind.

Ruffle Bustle Skirt

Gwyneth really liked the ruffled bustle in the back.  Me too (as you can tell from all the photos!)

Ruffle Bustle Skirt

She kept dancing in it because the ruffle swayed as she danced!  She loves her dancing skirt!  Thanks Ashley for a great free pattern!

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