Shauna at Shwin & Shwin shows how she made this ruffled duster jacket for her daughter. The lightweight jacket is just right for fall layering, when you need a little something on your arms but not necessarily a full blown coat. She adapted the Aspen Ruffle Dress pattern by See Kate Sew (a super cute dress, by the way), but I think this would work with any peasant dress pattern. Go to Shwin & Shwin for the tutorial.
[photo from Shwin & Shwin]
By Anne Weaver