Ellie Inspired is having a "Flounce into Spring" contest on Facebook. I can't believe that I have never sewn flounces before! I had so much fun making this and I love how it looks! Flounces are different from ruffles in this way: ruffles get their fullness from gathers at the top of a straight strip of fabric, but flounces are cut as an arc and get their fullness when the top curved edge is stitched straight across, making the bottom arc gather. So, you can see that flounces are much less time-consuming since there is no gathering of fabric involved.
This pattern is the Ellie Inspired "Ayano". I made size 3. The contest specifies using spring colors, so when I found this collection of co-ordinates, I thought they were perfect! I changed the pattern a little bit by making it fasten at the shoulders and sides rather than button up the back. I used snaps and then added snap-on bows to the shoulders. It was an idea I had seen and wanted to try.
The sewing on this pattern is so quick and easy. It was fun to make and I would definitely do it again!