Each May I endeavor to create special and cute homemade gifts for my daughter and niece who have birthday one day apart from each other. Last year I learned how to make basic elastic waist skirts with a ruffle. This year I decided summer dresses were in fashion. After scouring the fabric store for a truly easy pattern I found a simple dress with no sleeves, buttons or zippers. After completing one dress with a ruffle I decided to use an alternative, Jumbo Rick Rack for a faster finish.