Modkid Modified // Kyra Dress with Hem Ruffle

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

When I spotted this look from Joyfolie, I was instantly inspire and knew the Kyra pattern would provide the perfect base. The fabrics used here dress up the Kyra. We love this look for Homecoming or Father/Daughter dances! Don't forget; the Kyra comes in Girl's and Teen sizing.

I'm including a few tips for creating this look. In addition to the fabric required for the Kyra dress, you will need 1/2 yard of fabric for the ruffle. The fabrics used to create our dress are rayon spandex (main) and power mesh (ruffle) both found at Joann Fabrics and Crafts. The powermesh is sheer and adds a fun texture, but the unfinished ruffle could be any knit fabric that will not fray.

Use the dress extension pattern piece to create the Kyra Dress. Then add a high/low hem line.

Tips to keep in mind.

  1. Align the curve at the side seam.
  2. Keep in mind your seam allowance. (See the horizontal bit at the seam allowance.)
  3. If you use sheer fabric for the ruffle, don't cut the front too short.

Create the Kyra Dress per the pattern instructions. 

The bottom ruffle adds weight to the fabric, so reinforce the wrong side of the front and back hemline with a 1" strip of knit interfacing. I used Pellon Knit N Stable. Cut the 1" strip using the pattern pieces you created as a guide.

To create the ruffle, cut the 1/2 yard of ruffle fabric into two rectangles 9" long X the wide of the fabric. Trim off the selvage edges. Sew the short ends right sides together creating a circle. Gather one edge of the circle to match the width of the high/low hem. Use our gathering tips here. (I suggest using a contrasting thread for your gathering stitches, so they will be easy to remove later.) Pin the ruffle on top of the hemline with both right sides facing up. Make sure your stitch lines will fall within the interfaced section. Stitch the ruffle to the dress with a stretch stitch, twin needle or coverstitch machine. Remove the gathering stitches, and that's it!

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