I removed the ruffles and extended the length and TA DA a babydoll dress with ZERO gathers!!
I kinda love it. A super comfortable simple pullover dress! After wearing them a couple of times, I decided I need a few more but maybe with a bit more floof in the skirt. So I cut the width of the skirt piece down a bit but kept the flare making it a four panel skirt instead of two.
Love! The neckline on this pattern is pretty amazing. Flat as a board no matter the fabric. All of these fabrics had very different stretch values yet they all still worked out well. All the fabric except the black is jersey knit from Girl Charlee. The black is an ITY fabric from a discount bin at Colorado Fabric.
I will still drool over all those love gathered dresses. I may even still be tempted to buy a few of the patterns but when they end up in my fails bucket it won't be quite as heartbreaking.