I’ve been on such a summer dress kick lately, and as I’ve made more of them, I’ve been experimenting with different techniques and styles. For today’s dress, I created a ruffle yoke neckline to make a short sleeve shift dress. It was so fun to make and I’m excited to share today! I used this fabric from Fabric.com, which sadly sold out super fast, but this one is similar, as is this one and this one. And I love this one.

Also, I’ve teamed up with Fabric.com — one of my favorite online shops to find fabric — to give away a $100 Fabric.com gift card so you can get yourself some fabric and make dresses with me! Instructions to enter are at the bottom of this post, so scroll down to enter.

I’m also excited to share that this look is being featured on the cover of Trove today! If you have not checked out their app, make sure you download it here and follow me!


The giveaway will run for one week and end next Friday, May 12th. The winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. Good luck!

Ruffle Yoke Summer Dress + A Giveaway!

Partnership with Fabric.com

Photography by Gabi Wells

Merrick's Art Ruffle Neckline Summer Dress Tutorial

Outfit Details:

DIY Dress (Similar here, here, and here), Sam Edelman Studded SandalsHat Attack Tote Bag, Tortoise Shell Sunglasses

I’ve been on such a summer dress kick lately! For today’s dress I created a ruffle yoke neckline to make a short sleeve shift dress. It was so fun to make. I used this fabric from Fabric.com, which sadly sold out super fast, but this one is similar, as is this one and this one. And I love this one.

Also, I’ve teamed up with Fabric.com — one of my favorite online shops to find fabric — to give away a $100 Fabric.com gift card so you can get yourself some fabric and make dresses with me! Instructions to enter are at the bottom of this post, so scroll down to enter.

I’m also excited to share that this look is being featured on the cover of The Trove App today! If you have not checked out their app, make sure you download it here and follow me!

Merrick's Art How to Make a Summer Dress with a Ruffle Neck
Merrick's Art How to do a perfect top knot hairstyle
Merrick's Art Ruffle Yoke
Merrick's Art Striped Summer Dress
Merrick's Art Ruffle Neck Summer Dress
Merrick's Art How to make a Striped Summer Dress

Materials Needed:

2 to 2 1/2 yards woven fabric (I used this shirting fabric)
Matching thread

Merrick's Art DIY Ruffle Yoke Dress

[note: I do not provide printable patterns, only the tutorials. I make all my patterns from scratch and this video shows you how to do that!]

First you need to create your pattern. You’ll need a DRESS FRONT (cut on the folded edge so it’s one piece), a DRESS BACK, NECKLINE LININGS for each of these pieces, 2 CAP SLEEVES, and 4 RUFFLE PIECES.

Step 1. As shown in the patterns, you’ll need to cut the yoke off of each DRESS FRONT + BACK piece. Take your DRESS FRONT YOKE and attach the lining with right sides together.

Step 2. Repeat step 1 for the DRESS BACK YOKE pieces and NECKLINE pieces.

Step 3. Take your ruffle pieces and pull them so the top is straight. Since they’re cut in a swirl, pulling them straight will create the nice full ruffles. You’ll need to sew the front ruffle pieces together at the center (not illustrated) to create the half circle. That’s the part that will go across your chest.

Step 4. With right sides of the fabric together, sew the ruffle to the yoke with a straight stitch.

Step 5. Repeat Step 4 for the back yoke pieces.

Step 6. Now take the entire FRONT yoke and ruffle piece and attach it to the rest of the FRONT DRESS piece with right sides together.

Step 7. Repeat Step 6 for the BACK DRESS and BACK yoke and ruffle pieces. Remember, there will be two separate BACK pieces, so attach them separately.

Step 8. Now take your two BACK DRESS pieces and sew them together with right sides together and a straight stitch. [note: the reason we do this as two separate pieces is to create a nice sharp V in the back.]

Step 9. Take your FRONT and BACK DRESS pieces and attach them at the shoulders with a straight stitch and right sides together.

Step 10. Take your cap sleeve and hem it to your desired length.

Step 11. Lay your dress open and flat on the floor, right side of the fabric facing up. Take your cap sleeve with right side down and pin the top to the arm hole. Attach with a straight stitch.

Step 12. With right sides together, sew up your dress pieces with a straight stitch.

Step 13. Hem the dress to your desired length and you’re done!

Merrick's Art Ruffle Striped Summer Dress Tutorial


The giveaway will run for one week and end next Friday, May 12th. The winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. Good luck!


  1. Hilary says:

    Love this dress so much!!! If I were to win the giveaway, I would probably share the gift card with my mom, who makes the most beautiful quilts. She would probably choose a reproduction fabric like this: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0471972/penny-rose-toy-chest-2-duck-yellow

  2. Lynne Dickens says:

    I would love 100$ to fabric.com- they are one of my favorite sites. I would buy this Cotton + Steel Rifle Paper Co. Les Fleurs Rayon Challis Birch Floral Navy. Although, actually, there are so many to choose from. The dress you made is darling.

  3. Natalie Slaughter says:

    I absolutely love fabric.com. I order at least twice a month from them for my business. I sew my own clothes and also make accessories for my company. So great to see someone enjoy sewing as much as I do! It’s such a lost art and makes my grandmother proud to see me sew and create all because of my first machine she gave me for my birthday 3 years ago! I would love to explore more prints on crepe fabric for my website threadsofafeather.net

  4. Amanda says:

    I am absolutely obsessed with the dress!!

    Looks like the link to the dress options (because I don’t sew :() are to the shoes?

  5. Kelly Eastlake Inskeep says:

    I am absolutely loving eyelet fabrics lately. Just purchased white to attempt to make one of your bell sleeve tops for summer. I would definitely buy this black one to make another top or dress: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0439413/telio-thea-eyelet-black?cm_vc=756b1813-cbc1-43b3-84bd-29889bf8fb7b

  6. Emory L. says:

    I love this pattern and fabric! Navy and red are a timeless combination.

  7. Kim Evangelista says:

    I have been a floral kick lately since I don’t have much of it in my closet. I would love to buy some eyelet fabrics as well. Here’s what I’d probably get https://www.fabric.com/buy/0399832/art-gallery-skopelos-jersey-knit-paparounes-crimson

  8. Elisabeth says:

    I’ve been looking at eyelets with a scalloped edge to make a dress for my daughter. This one looks great! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0396727/telio-suri-eyelet-white?cm_vc=756b1813-cbc1-43b3-84bd-29889bf8fb7b

  9. Stephanie Benko says:

    I would love to buy some of the Rifle Paper Co Les Fleurs fabrics but eyelet would look lovely for this project too. Lining up stripes is a bit advanced for me!

  10. I think I need to make new curtains for my husband’s office and want something basic and grey, I think. Something like this: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0377075/premier-prints-indoor-outdoor-rhyme-grey

  11. Erica Gabel says:


    I have been searching for 3 years for a good lightweight white to make a temple dresss and I’m really liking this one.


  12. Megan Cousins says:

    I could see myself making a skirt out of this…or a dress with a solid colored bodice to compilment the fun pattern!



  13. Kiley Hayden says:


    I’m in love with this linen fabric. I’ve been dying to make a linen shift dress and this fabric would be perfect!


  14. Salena Huang says:

    I love this floral jersey; it’s no longer available now, but it made an amazing maxi dress.
    This one here is also great: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0455403/telio-brazil-stretch-ity-knit-floral-yellow


  15. stephanie says:

    This one is at the top of my wish list right now: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0456733/cotton-steel-rifle-paper-co-les-fleurs-rayon-challis-birch-floral-navy

    stephaniewenner at gmail dot com

  16. nonsensicalnonsenseofme says:

    I would probably get Rifle Paper Co rayon fabric or some art gallery jersey knits.


  17. Nicole says:

    I would snag some of the Kaufman Carolina 1″ gingham navy!! Working on a children’s item and this fabric would be great, so would the gift card! Nicole.noteboom@gmail.com

  18. Julia Bleck says:

    I am loving this dress Merrick! Also, what an awesome giveaway!
    I have been looking for some great floral fabric and I love this one from the site: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0478627/art-gallery-sage-jersey-knit-bougainvillea-evergreen

    Thanks! Julia – julia.a.bleck@gmail.com

  19. McKenna says:

    If I won I would get the Liberty of London Contemporary Classic Tana Lawn Eben Pink/Blue Fabric to make a ruffle sleeved blouse or fun sundress.


  20. Sierra Snode says:

    Love the dress! And so excited about this giveaway! I love this flamingo print, I think it would make such a cute skirt!



  21. Latisha Marcum says:

    Such a cool Giveaway! I’m obsessing over ruffles this season so this will be a good pattern to keep in mind for my next project!
    I saw this fabric on the fabric.com website & I think it would make such a cute simple spring dress. Totally in love with yellows for this season! ❤️


  22. Elizabeth Dodd says:

    Love the blue you picked for the tiered sleeve dress…I would get that one or this one…https://www.fabric.com/buy/0456733/cotton-steel-rifle-paper-co-les-fleurs-rayon-challis-birch-floral-navy


  23. Mandy v says:

    That dress is amazing!! I wish I could buy it.

    I love this geometric fabric. I might have to start by making pillow covers- I’m not quite ready for a dress!


  24. Lauren says:

    I really want to make a white lace dress for my graduation in June and I think this lace is perfect!!
    laurenogd@gmail.com ❤❤

  25. Ruchi Kejriwal says:

    What a fun dress!! I would love this ‘remix stripes spring’ if I won – https://www.fabric.com/buy/0367553/remix-stripes-spring?cm_vc=756b1813-cbc1-43b3-84bd-29889bf8fb7b

    Thank you for such a fun giveaway!

    Ruchi – rvora77@gmail.com

  26. Taryn says:

    My plan is to make a shirtdress out of this! The color is gorgeous and has summer written all over it! 🙂

  27. Patricia Mieres Gibson says:

    There are a ton of fabrics I love but this is one of them, https://www.fabric.com/buy/0511952/rayon-challis-tribal-navy-cream
    Crossing my fingers now!

  28. Sue Houge says:

    If I won I would love to try this fabric for a top

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  29. McKailey Robb says:

    I want to make a dress for a school competition and I would love to use this fabric:)



  30. My favourite find on fabric.com has been the amazing collection of chambrays, with this one being on my wishlist for the longest time: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0344724/kaufman-cotton-chambray-dots-burgundy. In my head, I’ve already made an Itch to Stitch Bonn Shirtdress in it as well as a Hey June Cheyenne Popover Shirt.


  31. Melanie Bontusa says:

    I love the dress. I am thinking of purchasing a serger so that the clothes I make look more professional. Curious to know what machine you use. Do you mind sharing? Thanks!

  32. Chelsey Chalk says:

    I’ve had my eye on this fabric for a while. I’d love to make a dress with it! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0438090/telio-daisy-embroidery-marine


  33. Kathryn Kempler says:

    I would choose the Kaufman Classic Seersucker in light blue. https://www.fabric.com/buy/al-101/kaufman-classic-seersucker-stripe-light-blue-white?cm_vc=756b1813-cbc1-43b3-84bd-29889bf8fb7b
    Would make a fit and flare dress for myself or some cute bloomeralls for my baby. Or both!
    kathrynkempler at gmail

  34. Rebecca Brasher says:

    I’ve got a perpetual wish list for fabric dot com. Right now, this pretty striped linen is at the top of my list. I think it would make the perfect fit and flare dress!

    rebeccaj414 at gmail dot com

  35. Erikka Treatch Hedberg says:

    Love this ruffle dress AND fabric.com!! I’m super into linens right now and you seriously can’t go wrong with stripes, especially on a summer dress, so I’d pick the Umbria Big Blue Stripe Linen: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0439446/telio-umbria-linen-blue-big-stripe


  36. Emilee Eagar says:

    I love fabric.com! If I won I’d definitely choose the Seersucker Stripe Light Blue & White. I want to make a dress for my daughter, and who knows, maybe a matching top for myself! I’m also a sucker for anything Liberty of London.
    And to be honest, I’ll buy this fabric whether I win or not (although winning would be excellent ha ha). Fingers crossed!

  37. Becca Tupaj says:

    I have never bought from Fabric.com before, but after looking through their fabrics, I could see myself getting so many prints from them! I love their Telio Stretch Bamboo Rayon Jersey Knit Fabric. It comes in so many colors that it makes it hard to choose, but I’m leaning toward violet, light brown, or mariner stripe….yup can’t decide between those three.

  38. Jasmin Alfaro says:


    I love fabric.com I’m always on there looking for fabric. this is what I’m currently lusting over even though it’s sold out. https://www.fabric.com/buy/0519388/telio-picasso-rayon-poplin-floral-white

  39. Megan Eriksson says:

    Your dress turned out so nice! I would love to make my own with this fabric: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0302155/kaufman-classic-seersucker-stripe-grey


  40. Kaetlyn Veluscek says:

    Fabric.com is my favorite spot for all the summer frocks I’ve been cooking up! I have my eye on all the Rifle Paper, but especially –> https://www.fabric.com/buy/0477049/cotton-steel-rifle-paper-co-wonderland-rayon-challis-painted-roses-black


  41. Megan Jines says:

    I would love to make a dress using this tribal chambray fabric.

  42. hannah jarvis says:

    I love this dress! ❤️ I also love this fabric. I would make a dress for my daughter with it in a heart beat!



  43. Kevin putegnat says:

    I would buy some liberty fabric to make a dress. Liberty of London Classic Tana Lawn Wiltshire Pink

  44. Rachael says:

    I would buy this crepe, it is the perfect not too pink pink for the bridesmaids outfits im making for an August wedding! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0439486/telio-moda-crepe-solid-chalk-pink

  45. Hannah says:

    I would love to win this! There’s lots of fabrics I’d love to try out but this one caught my eye: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0455374/telio-ponte-dot-navy

  46. Bryndee Jones says:


    I’m having a baby girl in August, and funky prints like this flamingo print cotton are exactly what I’m looking for to do some sewing for her 🙂


  47. Kaitlin Taylor says:

    I’ve been eyeing the fabric you used for your Easter dress this year!

  48. Amanda Clingerman says:

    I’ve had my eye on this striped linen for awhile now! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0452891/cotton-linen-stripe-navy-white

  49. Elisa says:

    Tante tante stoffe…. sperando di vincere(e che ci sia la spedizionein Italia….)

  50. Jordan says:

    I know it seems boring, but I love plain white cotton duck cloth. I made outdoor cushion slipcovers out of this fabric a few years ago and they still look great so I would love to make a slipcover for my office sofa as well. https://www.fabric.com/buy/es-136/93-oz-canvas-duck-white

  51. Jordan Hopper says:

    When do you use shirting fabric v. rayon v. knits for your dresses?
    I’ve been eyeing the fun pineapple shirting fabrics for a couple weeks now!
    I also like this floral pattern

  52. Kimberly Hutchings Hibler says:

    So many things! I really want to hop on this gingham trend and make a top or skirt. I like this one: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0474134/kaufman-carolina-gingham-2-navy

  53. Nicole says:

    I’d love to make a fun summer maxi dress. The one you made a while ago with the bold pattern is stuck in my mind but I haven’t found a pattern that’s perfect. This one https://www.fabric.com/buy/0478954/art-gallery-indie-boheme-jersey-knit-boho-quest-night is pretty close! Thanks! (Coley30@gmail.com)

  54. aracely lencinas says:

    When you mentioned earlier this week that this dress would be on “Friday’s DIY” I could not wait! and now a giveaway 🙂 its too good to be true! I would love to make this dress with this fabric https://www.fabric.com/buy/0469544/liberty-of-london-wild-flowers-lawn-white-lavender
    thanks for sharing your talent with us 🙂

  55. I would love to make a blouse or dress out of this
    Or a one of the other myriad of options I saw! They have some great prints!

  56. Becky Brown says:

    Its nearly impossible to pick! But these would make gorgeous curtains: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0443027/magnolia-home-fashions-talbot-metal
    Thanks for hosting this blog- I’ve been a reader for a long time! Email: rsherma2@ashland.edu

  57. Kylar Jones Thompson says:

    I always sew for my little boy, but I thinks it’s time to sew for me! I’d use this https://www.fabric.com/buy/0304983/riley-blake-knit-small-dots-gray to make summer t shirts or a skirt. I love what I learned from your sewing courses!

  58. Jillian Coons says:

    I love all your tutorials!! I would get this fabric, so bright and fun for summer!



  59. Christi Carter says:

    I’m obsessed with the whole Rifle Paper Co line! This one is my favorite https://www.fabric.com/buy/0456733/cotton-steel-rifle-paper-co-les-fleurs-rayon-challis-birch-floral-navy

  60. Mickie Bragg Spence says:


    Loving a summer fit and flare dress out if this!


  61. Meagan Anderson says:

    LOVE this dress. I would get this fabric https://www.fabric.com/buy/0364105/kaufman-chambray-union-dots-indigo. Love it!

  62. Elimenopea A says:

    One of these double gauze fabrics would have to be my pick https://www.fabric.com/buy/0456727/cotton-steel-rotary-club-double-gauze-space-thistles-blue

  63. Elena Jones says:

    Hi, do you cut the yoke from the paper pattern or the fabric pattern? If it’s the fabric itself, I’m thinking that in order to attach the ruffles you would need to add some seam allowance to the joke and rest of the dress, right?
    And, do you measure your ruffle according to the measurement of the yokes?
    Just curious.

    Thanks, Elena

  64. Brittany Higgs says:

    Oh my goodness so many amazing options. I’m kind of loving this one right now. https://www.fabric.com/buy/0473374/andover-dream-weaves-ikat-mini-stripe-white
    I want to make this for me duh, but I also would love to make some for my daughters, I’m on it! Such a cute design Merrick!


  65. Michal Christine Tilleman says:

    I love almost all of the telio fabric!! Would love this one for a project I’ve been dreaming up: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0519350/telio-amor-embroidery-rose-lace-black-hot-pink


  66. Sarah J says:

    I want to make my own swimsuit/ tankini and swim shorts for the triathlon I’m competing in this summer. https://www.fabric.com/buy/0395243/telio-enso-silky-swim-knit-coral
    saywahj at gmail dot com

  67. Preyanka Mani says:

    Pick one, thats tough…how about a summer dress from this fabric – https://www.fabric.com/buy/0439106/ethereal-double-gauze-flowers-periwinkle-

  68. cindy munson says:

    I’m thinking of making some outdoor tablecloths with stripes!! 🙂 https://www.fabric.com/buy/0458690/richloom-solarium-outdoor-classic-stripe-navy cindymunson2@gmail.com

  69. Paige Williams says:

    I’d make a sundress with this one. It’s so pretty! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0519119/rayon-spandex-knit-zig-zag-turquoise-white

  70. Ruthie Aman says:

    I would definitely pick these cute flamingos and make some shorts with Pom Pom trim https://www.fabric.com/buy/0456738/cotton-steel-rifle-paper-co-les-fleurs-lawn-flamingoes-ivory


  71. Amy Frandsen says:

    I have about 10 tabs open right now with fabric.com so this great! I love this fabric for summer! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0476909/cotton-steel-kujira-star-waves-blue-sea

  72. Amy Egan says:


    Gonna make a midi skirt out of this! Hope i win! Thanks for the giveaway Merrick!


  73. Madelyn Rogier says:

    There are so many to choose from but I do love me some floral 😀

  74. Brandi Clamp Hartley says:


    Love this linen for a dress like this!! I’m definitely making this one whether I win the gift card or not!!!!


  75. Darcy says:

    https://www.fabric.com/buy/0313289/kaufman-super-stretch-denim-86-oz-indigo Denim! I’ve been itching to try my hand at sewing jeans. I’ll definitely be getting some of the fabric you recommended to make this dress! It’s adorable 🙂

  76. Lisa Babs says:

    so many wonderful fabrics. I just depends on what is the next project. For clothing: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0455410/telio-brazil-stretch-ity-knit-watercolor-print-teal. For the deck bench we’ve been wanting to make: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0476297/trend-03802-outdoor-firecracker For bathroom curtain: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0453293/premier-prints-whale-tales-twill-french-grey-white

  77. Amberly Glaser says:

    I love your blog, your style, your energy….. and i love this fabric! and most of art gallery fabrics 🙂
    thanks for the giveaway– amberly.v.glaser@gmail.com

  78. acornarts says:

    this is my favorite! I’m addicted to chambray! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0302906/andover-chambray-blue

  79. Linda Sosa says:

    I really want to make a summer dress with poppies!!!

  80. ElizaWatts says:

    I am just now starting to get back into sewing and trying to learn about clothing construction. I would LOVE to have this gift card to help me make something beautiful. I’d buy some from rifle and co for sure! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0456733/cotton-steel-rifle-paper-co-les-fleurs-rayon-challis-birch-floral-navy

    My email is cassiemongold@gmail.com

  81. Erika says:


    I have been needing to redo my outdoor cushions forever and I think I am finally ready to sew new covers myself! Thanks for such a fun giveaway and I love the new dress!

    Thanks, Erika
    erikacblank at hotmail.com

  82. Trish G says:

    I love sewing with knits, but I love the Kaufman Carolina gingham in black or navy. email address is mtgoodfellow05 at aol dot com

  83. Kimberly Van Rees says:

    I’d choose the Telio Umbria linen in gray stripe. I recently borrowed some of my mother in law’s dress patterns from the 60’s and am thinking the breezy linen would be a great current update to a darling old frock. https://www.fabric.com/buy/0439472/telio-umbria-linen-grey-big-stripe

    My email is kimberly.vanrees@hotmail.com.

  84. BrandyandJordan Brandt says:

    What a great giveaway! Fabric.com is one of my favorite places to get fabric. The premium cotton fabrics are some of the best in terms of comfort, quality and prints! I typically am shopping for baby dress prints, but this time eyed something for me! I love the green color and the small floral print of this Liberty of London fabric. I’d love the chance to work with it!
    Brandy Brandt

  85. Noel Stark says:

    I’m into linen right now! So the “Kaufman Essex Linen Blend Rose” looks gorgeous!!!! https://www.fabric.com/buy/ff-288/kaufman-essex-linen-blend-rose
    Email is noelsstark@gmail.com

  86. Elizabeth Robinson says:

    I’m loving stretchy lace and the navy would be a nice change from the typical LBD. https://www.fabric.com/buy/0319117/telio-supreme-lace-navy

    My email is: anewat30@gmail.com

  87. Valerie Herrera says:


    Love this rose linen for a summer day dress!
    Will for sure add some ruffle to the dress.


  88. melissa Earl lowe says:

    I’ve been starting to sew again and would love to use this fabric to make a dress. https://www.fabric.com/buy/0456732/cotton-steel-rifle-paper-co-les-fleurs-rayon-challis-birch-floral-periwinkle


  89. svenja says:

    I just fell in love with this one:
    I’m not quite sure what to make of it, but it would be great for a shirt or dress I think.
    Thanks fot the chance to win this! svenja(at)widegreen.de

  90. Sarah Jackson says:

    What a lovely dress! I love fabric.com. There is ALWAYS something in my cart waiting to be purchased! I’ve had my eye on this Cotton and Steel ready for months now! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0477048/cotton-steel-rifle-paper-co-wonderland-rayon-challis-painted-roses-orange
    I think it would make a beautiful dress!


  91. Lindsay says:

    Love this giveaway!! I’d buy pretty much anything Rifle Paper Co, https://www.fabric.com/buy/0456732/cotton-steel-rifle-paper-co-les-fleurs-rayon-challis-birch-floral-periwinkle This one has had my eye for a while though!


  92. Amy Mavy says:

    There is so much fabric I would love to buy so it’s hard to choose just one I love! I am always eyeing the Tanya Whelan prints, the rifle paper co prints and I still want to take the plunge on some seersucker.

  93. Jill Christensen says:

    I love the dress! Need me some fabric so I can start making some cute dresses for myself. I would choose the linen fabric. jillmcamp33@hotmail.com

  94. Morgan Adams says:

    My logical side is telling me it’s linen season, but I have been eyeing this fabric for so long!

    Thank you so much for your tutorials! Your clothing and family are inspirational!



  95. Debbie Matheson says:

    Love this one! The perfect nautical look for summer. https://www.fabric.com/buy/0452891/cotton-linen-stripe-navy-white


  96. Beth Pacyk says:

    I still haven’t made my almost one year old a baby quilt, so I’d be going for the Dear Stella Adventure Awaits collection, using this fabric as my main focus: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0476775/dear-stella-adventure-awaits-forest-dreaming-white


  97. Nedda Salehi Maltby says:

    You did a great job with the dress. It looks adorable! There are so many fabrics on fabrics.com website that are so cute for summer right now,but my fav is the lobster embroidered seersucker https://www.fabric.com/buy/0385183/kaufman-embroidered-seersucker-lobsters-royal. It is a great classic for summer and would be fun for fourth of july too. Nedda2000@yahoo.com

  98. Erika Ray says:

    I love this one.
    I also love all the linens. I’ve been dying to make some linen dresses. threaditupsuzy@gmail.com

  99. DeLaney Joy says:

    First of all your dress is the cutest design! I love the ruffle trend! And if I won I would get this gorgeous Liberty of London flower fabric!! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0469544/liberty-of-london-wild-flowers-lawn-white-lavender laneybarr@gmail.com

  100. amy homan says:

    I shop on Fabric.com all the time for my fabric needs. Love the dress you created with the shirting. I have been eyeing this https://www.fabric.com/buy/0450458/art-gallery-observer-voile-indigo-window-crystal
    voile fabric for a long time but just can’t bring myself to pay that much per yard so winning the gift would allow me to finally create something with it!

  101. Lora says:

    I love the summer dresses you’ve been making! The more color the better for me, so florals are great like this: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0394017/art-gallery-recollection-jersey-knit-flowered-engrams-delicate
    But for attending a summer wedding I’d want to model something after your 10 year wedding anniversary with something like this: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0319139/telio-avita-lace-blush
    (Which I wanted to do for my own rehearsal dinner dress but ran out of time…you know, planning a wedding!)

  102. Heidi Lindsey says:

    https://www.fabric.com/buy/0456733/cotton-steel-rifle-paper-co-les-fleurs-rayon-challis-birch-floral-navy is so sweet!
    Love your blog, and all the inspiration you share!


  103. Kimberly says:

    Hard to choose, but I would love to make a dress with this:



  104. Nini Anderson says:

    I would love to make my girl a pinafore with this fabric https://www.fabric.com/buy/0284402/richloom-birdwatcher-meadow

  105. Katie Kennedy says:

    I love the wide stripes here! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0452890/cotton-linen-stripe-sky-white
    Perfect for a crisp looking summer dress and easy to wear, too.

  106. Margret Purdy says:

    We love this geometric navy for our new home we are building! Think they would make pretty drapes. https://www.fabric.com/buy/0360485/premier-prints-sheffield-premier-navy margretpassmore@gmail.com

  107. Tia Pruett says:

    I love the linen look these days and would love to sew up a shirt with this pretty chambray fabric. https://www.fabric.com/buy/0364107/kaufman-chambray-union-worn-indigo


  108. Karem says:

    This dress is summer dreams come true! Been wanting to make a linen dress for summer and this fabric below would be perfect. I love love love fabric.com use them for 90% of my projects.

  109. JaredandJennifer Noble says:

    There are so many cute fabrics! I’m trying to prep because I am going to be super pregnant over this summer so to make a cute, simple chambray skirt would be just what the doctor ordered.


  110. Christine Plothow says:

    This simple navy gingham fabric is something I have been searching for. I would pick this one because I have a project I want to do for the Fourth of July. This fabric is what I am looking for! https://www.fabric.com/buy/dh-013/kaufman-1-carolina-gingham-navy

  111. Marina says:

    I want to make your 2015 Easter (lime pencil dress) using either this fuscia crochet lace: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0459620/crochet-lace-medallion-fuchsia or maybe this yellow poppy lace: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0419861/telio-poppy-lace-yellow

  112. Connie says:

    I love Michael Miller Brambleberry fabric! it would be a cute fabric for a shirt dress!

  113. Lindsay says:

    Love this fun fabric! (https://www.fabric.com/buy/0468303/riley-blake-double-gauze-cat-pink) I have 3 daughters, 5.5 years old, 2.5 years old and 3.5 months, and it would be so fun to make them matching skirts with this fabric. Linsgam30@gmail.com

  114. Jordan Price says:

    I love, love, love your blog! I would love to do this dress with this fabric! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0513579/peachskin-dots-royal-white
    You always choose and or make beautiful fabrics that compliment your skin tone and I think this one would be very flattering! jojosjourney92@gmail.com

  115. Jill says:

    So many pretty fabrics to choose from! I would pick this one!

  116. JessZ says:

    I’m late to the game, but I finally have the perfect pattern for this Rifle Paper Co fabric! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0456733/cotton-steel-rifle-paper-co-les-fleurs-rayon-challis-birch-floral-navy

  117. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    https://www.fabric.com/buy/0350520/timeless-treasures-glow-in-the-dark-constellations-midnight This is one of my favorites! Loved looking around the shop!

  118. Dandi D says:

    I’d love to make a maxi dress with this fabric: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0530623/rayon-spandex-jersey-knit-floral-black-coral

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

  119. cowfromthevideo says:

    All the floral 🙂 https://www.fabric.com/buy/0430382/michael-miller-sommer-plockade-navy

    Colleen Phelps at me dot com

  120. Andrea says:

    Since I’ve never sewn with a batik, I’d choose one with purple; and this one is beautiful! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0433544/garden-oasis-bali-batik-tropical-rose-violet-blue

  121. Leah Johnsey says:

    Anything Liberty of London, but this one in particular

    Liberty of London Contemporary Classic Tana


  122. bran929 says:

    I have been wanting all the fabrics from Pandalicious but this one would make an awesome t-shirt or pjs! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0450405/art-gallery-pandalicious-jersey-knit-pandalings-pod-shadow

  123. Sandra Lozano says:

    I like how this fabric looks, and think it will work well with the dress.

  124. Skyler Larsen says:

    This is such a fun dress! I love the fabric you chose, but I also think this navy seersucker would be fun as well!

  125. Kristin R says:

    Been loving this fabric with metallic threads for a skirt! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0441913/kaufman-essex-yarn-dyed-linen-blend-metallic-storm

  126. Brooke W. Coombs says:

    I love this whole line of Alice in Wonderland themed fabric, but I think this is my favorite of the bunch.

  127. Liz Romero says:

    It was hard to choose just one that I loved, but this red and blue contrast is everything!
    I would love to make a cute top with a bow neck or a dress!

  128. Barbara Nicoll says:

    I LOVE this print by Leah Duncan. It’s a dress for me! https://www.fabric.com/find?searchText=Art+Gallery+Morning+Walk+Jersey+Knit+Wispy+Daybreak+Aura

  129. Ashley Leavitt says:

    I love all the rifle paper co prints, but this one is my favorite!

  130. Sarah Ruane says:

    I’ve got the pattern and this fabric would be perfect – https://www.fabric.com/buy/dj-423/kaufman-brussels-washer-linen-blend-black

  131. Shanna Lowe says:

    This dress is adorable!! I’m a sucker for a good stripe, and I absolutely love the fabric you chose! But as a second option I’d try this beautiful eyelet: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0439438/telio-ava-eyelet-royal shannamlowe@gmail.com

  132. Rebecca says:

    I love this green and white striped linen!

    Robinsonreblee (at) gmail (dot) com

  133. Jennifer Painter says:

    I love this dress!!! The fabric is perfect! Fabric.com is one of my favorite places to purchase fabric, their customer service is fantastic! If I won I would purchase some of that lovely Cotton +Steel red floral rayon from Rifle Paper Co.! jenstewartpainter@hotmail.com

  134. Sarah says:

    My new favorite thing to do is to sew baby blankets with minky for friends and family. One of my favorite new pieces is this: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0528722/michael-miller-minky-safari-jeep-safari-jeep-green I’ve ordered from fabric.com before and LOVE thier fabrics!! Thanks for the chance to win sr_mahr@hotmail.com

  135. Heather Cosby says:

    I loved this Cotton + Steel with Rifle Paper Co. rayon you used the other day. So gorgeous!

  136. Tessa Hathorn says:

    I’ve been wanting to sew something with a large gingham print that I’ve been seeing everywhere lately. https://www.fabric.com/buy/dh-013/kaufman-1-carolina-gingham-navy

  137. Carol Ezovski says:

    I love all of their cat fabrics! Especially this one:
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  138. Amy says:

    I would to try some of the Art Gallery knits they carry, like this one: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0450416/art-gallery-joie-de-vivre-jersey-knit-paradis-sweet
    amh_cookie_monster (at) gmail (dot) com

  139. Beth @ Turn2theSimple says:

    I’m always on the lookout for good striped fabric, and this one looks great:


  140. Becca Wright says:


    I’m planning to make some fun items for my brand new little girls room! I loved horses growing up and am hoping to instill in her the same love.


  141. Joanne Martin-roberts says:

    I need to make a dress for my granddaughter’s wedding next month and I can’t find the perfect fabrics

  142. tracy says:


    I love this rifle paper co fabric! It’s very similar to my rifle paper co. planner and phone case 🙂

  143. Anna says:

    I’ve had my eye on this fabric since it was released!
    anna (dot) k24 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  144. Rust says:

    This sand chenille would be perfect for a tufted headboard: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0379780/tempo-quatrefoil-chenille-pastis-sand

    rusthawk at gmail dot com

  145. Reili Yamanaka says:

    It’s temporarily out of stock right now, but I love this embroidered denim and I’ve had my eye on it for a while!



  146. clickmichelle says:

    I’ve had my eye on Telio digitally printed linen for a while now.


  147. Margaret Winters says:

    I just love this one!

    I love your dress, great ideas you have! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  148. Cassandra Smith says:

    I’m a foodie and I need this fabric in my life!! Can you say pillows!?


  149. Denise Brees says:

    This is such a feminine dress. I would chose Heartwood Cow Parsley in Gray.

  150. Althea Y says:

    I’d want to make something crisp and white. Thanks for the great tutorial! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0439423/telio-elly-eyelet-white

  151. Stacey says:

    I love any of the lightweight floral prints. Which one I want changes everyday. But right now this one catches my eye.

  152. Sandy Allen says:

    I love Fabric.com! I usually buy quilting fabric, but am just getting back in to making clothes. I would love to make either a dress or shirt out of the Feather fabric below.

    Sandy A

  153. Karen Vail says:

    This fabric is actually sitting in my shopping cart right now! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0430374/michael-miller-sommer-garden-bloom This is such a pretty dress! Love it!

  154. Katie Hobday says:

    I have been dying to make a dress like this with this flamingo fabric!! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0456738/cotton-steel-rifle-paper-co-les-fleurs-lawn-flamingoes-ivory

    katie (dot) hobday (at) gmail (dot) com

  155. Nancy Bird says:

    I’d buy the Fabric Tradition Glitter Gummy Bears Black and others in the line

  156. Alicia says:

    I’d love to get back into sewing and make this cutie dress with a matching one for my 3-year-old daughter. Love all the stripes that are in right now! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0452891/cotton-linen-stripe-navy-white

  157. Diane Huxtable says:


    I would love to make a breezy summer dress with this striped linen!


  158. Lacey Smith says:

    I love this fabric! It would be perfect for backing a quilt for my son. Laceysmithphoto {at} gmail {dot} com

  159. Kelsey says:

    Definitely the Telio Denim Embroidered Single Border for a fun top or pants! kelseycgamble@gmail.com

  160. Kaylee Drennan says:

    Ooh, I’d probably pick this one: https://www.fabric.com/buy/al-101/kaufman-classic-seersucker-stripe-light-blue-white and make it into a cute dress! kjdpiano@gmail.com

  161. Robyn Bock says:

    I could dream up projects, scrolling through their site all day!
    Right now, I’m loving https://www.fabric.com/buy/0452891/cotton-linen-stripe-navy-white
    I need to get going on some fun summer dresses for my girls!

  162. Lindsey says:

    Kaufman Essex Linen Blend Rose

  163. Laurenne L says:


    Ive had my eye on this fabric for a few weeks! I want to try a shirt with it for after my baby is born! Laurenne.lovullo@gmail.com

  164. Kristine Hofstad says:

    I am making a spring quilt and just need fabric for the back, so I would get the Minky Cuddle Dimple Dot fabric in Charcoal. I’ve never bought from fabric.com..this would be such a treat! kjhofstad@gmail.com

  165. Tara Jon Evans says:


    I’d totally make myself a shirt out of this. Perhaps one for my little girl and a little summer apron shirt for my baby girl too. i.tickle.ivory@gmail.com

  166. Dana says:

    I am a quilter and I would get this Robert Kaufman fat quarter bundle. https://www.fabric.com/buy/0353900/kona-cotton-elizabeth-hartman-fat-quarter

    My email is airbornquilts@gmail.com

  167. Jacquelyn Morris says:

    Everything I have ever bought from fabric.com has been great and they have amazing customer service
    I would get https://www.fabric.com/buy/0422924/renaissance-faux-leather-black-pink
    My email is jackstitch.handmade@gmail.com

  168. Liz J says:


    This would make a lovely dress! Although it might wrinkle too easily.

  169. Abigail Jensen says:

    Not to be a copy cat, but I’ve been all sorts of heart eyes for this rifle paper co fabric you used for your Easter dress and have been dying to make something with it for myself! https://www.fabric.com/buy/0456732/cotton-steel-rifle-paper-co-les-fleurs-rayon-challis-birch-floral-periwinkle

  170. Shannon says:

    I have been eyeing the Rifle Paper Co. fabric for the longest time and I absolutely LOVE what you did with one of them (it is probably my favorite dress you’ve ever made). I would LOVE either:

    I also love this cute donut pattern for something fun:


  171. Louisa Hunter says:

    I’m only 18 and I learned how to sew from my mom when I was 4 and have loved it ever since! Merrick, you got me into making dresses and I’ve made a few that I love so much! I love how personal each dress/project is. Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway!! I would LOVE to get new beautiful fabric from fabric.com to sew more dresses and increase my talents! Thanks thanks!! louisah98@gmail.com


  172. Jessie Hughes says:

    I love love fabric.com! If I won it would be a hard decision, I would probable get something from a Sara Jane line.

  173. Caitlin Neal says:

    I just graduated college and I am now looking to finally put my sewing machine to good use with some fun dresses, skirts, and tops!
    I’d love to make a simple summer dress with this beautiful piece from Fabrics.com!
    Thanks for such cute, inspiring posts, Merrick!

  174. Lauren Hopkin says:

    I have been eyeing the cotton and steel gingham in citron! Love the bright green! Would like to make some ruffle or bell sleeve tops/dresses for summer! Love all your tutorials!


    Lauren.hopkin.24 (at) gmail (dot) com

  175. Julia Bitler says:

    I love this fabric! I would probably teach myself how to make a cute top or a little headband, or maybe a simple dress for summer!


  176. Stephanie Landon says:

    How do you make the ruffles?

    • merrickwhite says:

      Instructions are in the illustrated tutorial above!

      • Stephanie Landon says:

        Are the ruffles cut from circles? What is the diameter of the circle and how wide is the finished ruffle? I love the dress, just trying to figure out how to make it!

      • merrickwhite says:

        Step three shows the shape to cut. Mine were 4 inches wide.

  177. Jaime Lee says:

    I really love the small pattern on this fabric: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0472403/art-gallery-blithe-jersey-knit-bows-in-silence. I love summer clothing and I think I would make a summer dress to stay cool! jaime_elee@yahoo.com

  178. Amanda says:

    Hey there! Love This dress and atempting to make it but im so confused! Lol in step thRee, what do you mean wheN you wrote,”cut the front ruffle pieces together at the center (not illustrated) to create the half circle.”?
    I apprecite Any help 🙂 its probably so obvious and im just not seeing it!

    • Merrick says:

      ACK I went back through and re-read it so many times to figure it out. I had the wrong word in there — it’s supposed to be “Sew.” Not “Cut.” I’m so sorry! The post is now update! xx

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