Fashun has gone full Victorian/Edwardian this season–which makes sense, since the early 90s also did (thanks, Merchant-Ivory films) and the 90s have been back for a bit now. That means there are ruffles all over. Do I want to sew something covered in ruffles? I think I might–but maybe not in a floral, to avoid going all the way into Howard’s End/Anne Shirley territory.

McCall’s 7977 + striped cotton/rayon voile


Roscoe Blouse + printed rayon twill

Wilder Gown & Blouse + tencel lawn


(All the RTW examples are from Madewell. I may or may not own 60% of the fabric pictured.)