I have been obsessed with all things ruffles and petals this year. I knew / know it's a fad so rather than spend hundreds collecting them all (you should see my last obsession - a collection of cardigans), I decided to try my hand at sewing them myself. I'd feel much better wearing something for a season if it only cost $4 to make in materials.
Here is one of my more recent Loft inspired creations, you can find the original here. I found a textured sheer fabric in a dusty purple color and thought it was perfect for this recreation. There are some clear modifications - a looser body, one less ruffle, and "flat" ruffles versus looped ruffles, but all in all, I'm happy with how it looks.
Second, is the J. Crew Grand Ruffle Shell (I think originally in a jersey material, no longer sold) recreated in a cream-colored broadcloth with matching chiffon. The chiffon is doubled up, but I left the broadcloth in a single layer with raw edges so that I could get a frayed effect.
From here on out, I hope to create tutorials out of future projects (though I am by no means an expert of any kind)!